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Twitter: Hey Taliban, Keep Doing Your Thing

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On Monday, I wrote about how Twitter didn’t seem to have a problem with a Taliban spokesperson sending out operational tweets for an organization that has a history of beating and killing women (like July 12 when, as CNN says, the Taliban murdered a woman for not cooking for fighters) while President Trump remains banned.

Now comes word straight from the social media app that the Taliban can keep tweeting away with the fluffy we mean no harm, especially to women public relations nonsense that is clearly cover for what the bastards will eventually do to women and children. The Washington Post is fawning over how clever the Taliban has been with its social media game.

Wednesday, when reached by Mediaite, Twitter flat out wouldn’t say whether it would ban the Taliban from using the platform. The company said it would “continue to proactively enforce” rules against “glorification of violence, platform manipulation and spam.”

Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn (R.) sent a letter Tuesday to the tech company asking why Twitter restricts President Trump from using the platform while the Taliban moves along freely with its we’re here to provide security theme.

“It is clear that Twitter has political bias in its algorithms and a troubling double standard,” Lamborn wrote. “I look forward to a prompt reply on why a former United States President is banned while two Taliban spokesmen are allowed to remain.”

Twitter’s stance has been that Trump violated its Glorification of Violence policy with the following two tweets on Jan. 8:

  1. “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
  2. “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

Facebook has determined that the Taliban will not operate on its platform. “The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under US law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organization policies,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNBC, adding that the Taliban had been banned for several years.

What’s clear is that as long as the Taliban just keeps praising its own tactical victories, keeps saying how it doesn’t mean any harm to women and stays the course, the terrorist organization can just keep on going with its day-to-day tweeting operation.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. Dorsey is afraid of the slippery slope interfering with his selfish political interests and beliefs. If he bans the Taliban, then it follows that he also must ban violent antifa and violent blm and other anti-conservative groups… and he likes for his toy to be used to advance his selfish political interests and beliefs – to attack conservatives.

    And that’s why Twitter is not an unbiased “platform”. Twitter is a publisher. When Twitter bans content for any reason other than violation of the text of a criminal statute, Twitter is making decisions about the content it publishes and is no longer eligible for the protections from defamation suits allowed by Section 230. When you choose what you publish, you are responsible for what you publish… it’s that simple.

  2. I’d highly recommend watching every second of Tucker Carlson’s recent interview with Laura Logan on Afghanistan. If you want to better understand the actual dynamics of the Taliban beyond what we have regurgitated to us by main stream media and White House talking points it’s very insightful. She lived there for a year covering the Taliban and got to see what’s really happening that we don’t hear about.

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