“On Monday Twitter began a massive purge of users on Monday the company claims violate its new terms of service.
The standard by which Twitter decided which users were no longer welcome seemed remarkably arbitrary
The entire alt-right wasn’t banned, only random accounts, some of whomappeared to go out of their way to conform to Twitter’s terms of service.
The case made for the social media platform to ban so many accounts is that harassment and violent racist rhetoric is out of control on the website. Surprisingly enough, plenty of leftists engage in that behavior on social media as well.
But that seems to only be a problem Twitter cares about if it comes from the alt-right, as the example of Federal Communications chairman Ajit Pai proves.
He has been attacked and had death threats aimed at him from the left on Twitter over his decision to scrap net neutrality regulations.
Just look at some of the stuff posted.. .
All of these accounts are still active on Twitter following Monday’s purge.
It is certain, however, that Twitter’s move Monday had nothing to do with stopping harassment. Pai will still be getting a flood of death threats today and every day.
It’s all about suppressing views Twitter disagrees with.”
Source Scott Greer
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