Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan tweeted out to his 375,000 followers yesterday that he is not an anti-Semite.
Farrakhan helpfully explained that he just hates termites.
The tweet appears to violate Twitter’s proposed new policies around “dehumanizing” tweets, defined in a company blog post as “language that treats others as less than human … Examples can include comparing groups to animals and viruses (animalistic), or reducing groups to a tool for some other purpose (mechanistic).”
However, a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News the rules have not yet taken effect, so Farrakhan’s language is not in violation of any extant policy. The spokesperson did not give a date for when the new rule would go into effect, or if it would at all. He did not address whether Farrakhan’s tweet would be in violation were the policy in effect.
So Farrakhan’s hate on Twitter has essentially been grandfathered in. Apparently, even blatant hate speech was allowed under the “old” rules.
But also not allowed under the “old” rules — anything Twitter says is not allowed.
.Bruce Carroll, aka GayPatriot, conservative policy dude, all around good guy, and a friend of mine…
Twitter suspended his account last week, giving no reason. A bunch of us raised a a stink about it, so Twitter today finally gave a non-reason. Management claimed in an email to Bruce, without citing any examples, that he had engaged in “hateful conduct.” Whatever that means. Twitter’s email also announced that they had permanently banned Bruce’s account, and his backup account, and that they “will not be restored.”
In other words, Bruce had been 86’d-for-life from the “social” media site to which he’d lent so much humor and spark.
I think the reason for his suspension is that Bruce is gay and puts up with no progressive bullshit. Like a whiter, gayer, and (I assume) not nearly as rich Kanye West, the Left can’t tolerate any minority who fails to hew to their orthodoxy. And the far-left progressives who run Twitter simply can’t allow a voice to minorities who stray from the plantation — certainly not with an election just around the corner.
The corporate censorship doesn’t bother me. If Twitter doesn’t want conservatives posting on its platform, it has a perfect right to refuse them.
But they are perfectly willing to take ad money from conservatives who read and use the site while pretending they don’t ban users for their politics. This kind of nauseating hypocrisy should be punished and the only way to do that is to boycott the SOBs.
As it stands now, the milquetoast response of prominent conservative pundits to this treachery and hypocrisy has the radical left liberals who run Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms laughing all the way to the bank. They must think conservatives are a bunch of geese who meekly submit to their inferior status on these platforms and, when banned, whine about how unfair it all is. They don’t care if you’re mad at them. They get their money anyway every time you visit their sites.
Imagine the impact on Twitter’s bottom line if a couple of million people deleted their accounts.
From here on out, I will do my part. I will never post another tweet linking back to Twitter and will urge all my PJ Media colleagues to do likewise. Simply put, we don’t need Twitter or Facebook to write informative, thoughtful essays and articles.