Skip to comments.Twitter says it won't suspend Louis Farrakhan over tweet comparing Jews to termites
Posted on 10/17/2018 3:51:25 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Twitter said Wednesday that it will not suspend Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over a tweet comparing Jews to termites, the company confirmed to The Hill.
Farrakhan, who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years, posted a clip to Twitter of a speech he gave captioned, "I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-Termite."
The tweet prompted backlash on the platform, with figures such as Chelsea Clinton blasting it as anti-Semitic.
"The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trumps rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants 'infesting our country,' this rhetoric should be equally unacceptable to you," Clinton wrote.
Others put forward the tweet as an example of Twitter's inconsistent content policing.
"Twitter's standards are an utterly inconsistent joke," conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted.
Twitter indicated Wednesday afternoon that its policy barring "dehumanizing" language, which was announced in late September, has not yet gone into effect.
A blog post last month about the new rules stated that after a survey on the changes closes on Oct. 9, the company will begin its "regular process" that involves various teams and working groups.
"We will share some of what we learn when we update the Twitter Rules later this year," the company added.
The company's decision to not suspend Farrakhan over his tweet this week was first reported by BuzzFeed.
Twitter has penalized Farrakhan over his remarks in the past. Earlier this year, he lost his verified status for tweeting about "the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan."
What would TwitJack do if Louie compared Valerie Jarrett to a lizard?
Twitter should lose their protection from liability of expressed opinions because they apply it only in one direction.
You know who rules over you by who it is you are NOT allowed to criticize.
Twitter has been aptly names.
Well of course not. Protected clASS
Level insults at Jews and Christians, no worries.
Yet say one unflattering thing about the Islamic cult of death and ..,prepare to be banned.
Just globalists doing what they do.
He’s got the “I’m Black and Your Not!” card!
The new NPC meme mocks leftists by depicting them as unthinking and reflexive automatons. The meme has upset the left so much that Twitter is now banning people posting it for dehumanizing speech, but its humble origins are the computer-controlled characters of limited intelligence found in most video games.
The popular NPC meme trend frames its targets as non-player characters (NPCs) who reflexively spout neo-Marxist axioms in response to real-world events. Actual NPCs are computer-controlled characters in video games with limited scripted responses given the parameters of the games in which they appear. For example, NPCs may assign quests to the player in games like Skyrim, or join the player as a companion in Fallout.
Built on the long-running Wojak meme, the NPC meme mocks leftists as expressionless in appearance and bot-like in behavior. The universal standard appearance illustrates the lefts political homogeneity.
From this thread, this morning: Why the NPC Meme FREAKS OUT the Left (Funny Video From Paul Joseph Watson).
O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people - Quran 5:51
Twitter me liberal or get the hell out.
ISLAMO-FASCISM IS VERY MUCH ALIVE.
Like Mueller, the Twitter bosses consider themselves to be a step above God.
God is slow to anger or all of us would have been wiped out as was said in Psalms, but He gathers evidence all the time.
One great Talmud line: “Never make a woman cry for God is counting her tears.”
I need to make sincere repentance for that one.
Personally it would not bother me if Twitter,Facebook and most of the so called Mainstream Media were obliterated.
Not surprised. I believe he took some kind of responsibility for the killing of Malcolm X & nothing happened to him.
Same old same old....different rules for different people.
If it weren’t for double standards, libs would have no standards at all.
And? Who cares? Farrakhan is a slimy muslim.
Twitter practices what I call situational ethics which is very dishonest. Don’t have much use for twitter.
FR had at least one or two long lists of relevant violent passages in the Quran about lying to infidels, being sure to kill infidels and so on. Parts the gentle and kind neighbor Muslims skip over, they say, but the militants underline and fight for.
I have had Muslims tell me this is like only some people being strictly fanatical in any religion versus those who take only what is meaningful to follow. Maybe they were lying to me, the infidel.
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