Skip to comments.Instagram reverses decision, takes down Milo Yiannopoulos post about mail bombs
Posted on 10/25/2018 7:00:31 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos on Thursday shared an Instagram post showing that the social media platform took down a previous post of his where he cheered the explosive devices sent to prominent Democratic figures.
"It doesnt matter whether your post violates their terms of service or notonly whether enough social justice warriors complain about it," Yiannopoulos wrote on Instagram with a photo displaying a message he received regarding his post.
The message stated Instagram had removed his post because it didn't follow the company's community guidelines.
"Mob rule," Yiannopoulos added.
Earlier on Thursday, Yiannopoulos drew attention after he said on Instagram that he he wished the bombs sent to Democratic figures such as former President Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton had detonated.
Just catching up with news of all these pipe bombs, he wrote. disgusting and sad (that they didnt go off, and the daily beast didnt get one).
Instagram initially declined to remove the post after the post was reported to the company by The Daily Beast.
The company told news outlet that the post does not violate our Community Guidelines."
But the company later changed its course. Instagram spokeswoman Stephanie Noon told The Daily Beast that "this content violates our policies and has been removed from Instagram and Facebook,
We prohibit celebration or praise of crimes committed, and we will remove content praising a bombing attempt as soon as were aware.
Yiannopoulos's posts come as reports continue to surface regarding a bevy of explosive devices and suspicious packages that were sent to prominent Democratic figures.
Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart in 2017. But he still possesses a large following in right-wing internet circles.
When the liberal mob demands a lynching social media platforms comply.
Milo’s response was wrong. But I doubt anyone on the left making a post wishing harm on a conservative would face a similar ban.
This does not sound like Milo Yiannopoulos. I wonder if some creative editing was done.
I don’t find his remarks defensible but I’ll suggest that perhaps he wanted to contrast this with the twitter response to hateful comments aimed at Republicans.
in the above article apparently Twitter told Daily Beast that it did not violate terms, and then after enough complaints it did violate terms.
There is no upside (even by example) to making those remarks and the sentiment is possibly criminal.
The Apostate Prophet has had numerous Instagram accounts disabled after being deluged with reports by disgruntled Muslims.
If Milo wrote that, he is an ass.
The fact is no one was killed or hurt. There was no property damage.
It's not like he was gloating over the death of innocent people.
Liberals are allowed to be 'provocative'. Something they deny to their opposition.
“Just catching up with news of all these pipe bombs, he wrote. disgusting and sad (that they didnt go off, and the daily beast didnt get one).”
So he publicly states that he wishes bombs went off and hurt people? OK no surprise his post was removed.
Milo can be an idiot.
There's a good analysis of Milo in George Hawley's book, Making Sense of the Alt Right, which I just finished.
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