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.”
Breaking 🚨 I sent a letter to @Jack over @Twitter's blatant speech bias & double standards. Why does Twitter allow two Taliban spokesmen to have a platform but restricts the First Amendment Rights of former President Trump? It's past time to hold #BigTech accountable. #Taliban pic.twitter.com/6tylgmCBTz
— Rep. Doug Lamborn (@RepDLamborn) August 17, 2021
Twitter’s stance has been that Trump violated its Glorification of Violence policy with the following two tweets on Jan. 8:
- “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!!!”
- “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.