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WATCH: Twitter Spokesperson Defends Allowing Iran's Supreme Leader to Tweet About Anti-Semitic Genocide

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WATCH: Twitter Spokesperson Defends Allowing Iran's Supreme Leader to Tweet About Anti-Semitic Genocide

Social media giants can deny that they have a bias against conservatives all that they want, but the evidence proves the opposite is true.

Just this week, the CEOs of many of the tech giants gathered for a virtual hearing via Zoom to discuss a number of topic, but included discussions on censorship, especially that of conservatives.

It's a shame that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wasn't there for the hearing, because he would have been lit up.

Twitter has recently been censoring and deleting some of President Trump's tweets claiming that they “violated their policies regarding the glorification of violence” and “could possibly inspire harm.”

Arsen Ostrovsky, who is a human rights lawyer asked a simple question about Twitter censoring President Trump's tweets, claiming that they could inspire harm, but won't censor tweets from Ayatollah Khamenei calling for a genocide of the Jewish people.

The Twitter spokesperson answered, “So we have an approach to world leaders that presently say that direct interactions with fellow public figures, comments on political issues of the day, or foreign policy saber-rattling on military and economic issues are generally not in violation of our Twitter rules.”

Legislator Michal Cotler-Wunsh responded, “So calling for genocide is okay, but commenting on politics is not? Just so we understand. I just want to fine-tune the question. Calling for genocide on Twitter is okay, but commenting on political situations on a certain country is not okay?”

The spokesperson for Twitter tried to explain, but just dodged the question giving a non-answer,

“So if a world leader violates our rules, but it is a clear interest in keeping that up on the service, we may place it behind a notice that provides some more context about the violation and allows people to click through if they wish to see that type of content. And that is what happened for the Trump tweet; that tweet was violating our policies regarding the glorification of violence based on the historical context of the last line of that tweet and the risk that it could possibly inspire harm and similar actions.”

“As it was in the interest of the public to keep it on the platform we decided to keep it up, place it behind a notice, put a label on it as you might say, to limit the interaction with it because it is of importance to have it remain so that the citizens can see what their political figures are commenting and hold them accountable for what they’re saying online.”

Cotler-Wunsh replied, “So that’s important. I think what’s coming up again and again, through different examples, is a sense of double standards. And I would implore Twitter and other online platforms, to ensure, I think that’s your responsibility and that you have to be held to account for that, that there is no double standard …”

Sources:
The Daily Wire

Photo Credit: Khamenei

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