After Censoring Trump, Twitter Lets China Call Genocide Targets 'Emancipated'

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Twitter banned President Donald Trump for 12 hours, and Facebook banned him indefinitely. This decision was surely not made lightly by the social media platforms, but they clearly felt they had no choice after the president's supporters, following his persistent baseless claims that the election had been stolen, rioted, stormed and ransacked the US Capitol as Congress was set to ratify Joe Biden as the next president.

The decision, and previous ones like it, to either remove or "clarify" Trump's posts, opens a can of worms. Now, Twitter is going to have to make millions of censorship decisions.

Right now, this tweet from the Chinese Embassy has been up for more than five hours:

Not only has this tweet not been removed, there's no disclaimer pledging that these claims have been disputed. Here is what the Associated Press wrote last June about what experts told them was "demographic genocide" of Uighur Muslim women in the Xinjiang region:

The state regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands, the interviews and data show. Even while the use of IUDs and sterilization has fallen nationwide, it is rising sharply in Xinjiang. The population control measures are backed by mass detention both as a threat and as a punishment for failure to comply. Having too many children is a major reason people are sent to detention camps, the AP found, with the parents of three or more ripped away from their families unless they can pay huge fines. Police raid homes, terrifying parents as they search for hidden children.

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Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.