Twitter’s false accusations against Trump

 Andrea Widburg:

The moment President Trump left the White House, Twitter banned Trump forever. Meanwhile, Twitter continues to be a congenial host for the genocidal rantings of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei. To his credit – and to applause – Governor Ron DeSantis pointed out this double standard. Upon reflection, though, given how irrational and ignorant Democrats are, it may not be a double standard at all.

On January 8, President Trump’s last day in office, Twitter permanently banned him from ever appearing on Twitter again. Since this was a big deal, Twitter explained at length just how evil Trump really is:

After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence. 

In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open. 

However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.  

If you care, you can see how Twitter obsessed over every word Trump uttered to show that he incited an insurrection. Of course, we now know that all of that is wrong:

  • Nothing Trump said incited violence, for the fracas on Capitol Hill started while he was still speaking;
  • No one who entered the Capitol was armed;
  • There were provocateurs in the crowd who overrode Trump’s insistence on peaceful conduct;
  • Trump’s supporters did not kill anyone;
  • The only person who died was murdered by a Capitol Police officer; and
  • The people being held for months in solitary confinement are being charged at most with crimes such as trespassing (although new evidence about the officers letting people in may make even those charges false).

Even as Twitter insists that Trump must be silenced, it continues to provide a platform for Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei, who has almost one million followers. He used Twitter to call for a genocidal jihad against all the Jews in Israel. Keep in mind as you read his tweets that any variation of “free Palestine” means that Arabs will occupy a land “purified,” as Khamenei says, of Jews....

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I have seen no evidence that suggests Trump intended to have these people do what they did.  It was certainly not expressed in his speech.  What we have seen is Democrats and their media cohorts do what they have been doing with Trump ever since he surprised them by winning the election.  They twist his words out of context and they push false narratives like the Russian collusion hoax. They get the FBI to go along with their crap as they did on the Russia hoax and as they did on the events of January 6. 

 

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