Twitter Allowing Controversial People To Post, But Not One Of America’s Oldest Newspapers. What Would Alexander Hamilton Say?
Wow, how things have changes after a few decades of the Internet under our belts.
People who would have previously been shunned for their violent actions or bigotry are now given equal opportunities to get out their twisted world views while established media sources are now being forced to restrict their stories or lose their voice on the same platforms.
Look at the following list, Louis Farrakhan, Richard Spencer, Nicolas Maduro, O.J. Simpson. Shouldn’t the New York Post have the same freedoms as this group of five?
Well Alexander Hamilton, it’s time to roll over in your grave.
The New York Post, one of America’s oldest newspapers, founded by America’s first monetary expert-turned pop culture icon, has been muzzled on Twitter for reporting a bombshell that could affect the presidential election.
Twitter has refused to unlock the New York Post’s account since last Wednesday unless the outlet deletes multiple tweets about its reporting on 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, the Post reported.
Both Twitter, the San Francisco-based social media platform and Menlo Park’s Facebook came under fire this week after the two blocked or suppressed their users from sharing a Post article showing purported communication between 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and an adviser to a Ukrainian energy company.
But while the NYC tabloid’S “VOICE” has been silenced online, Twitter allows the likes of hundreds of controversial characters such as Louis Farrakhan, Richard Spencer, Ali Khamenei, Nicolas Maduro, and O.J. Simpson to tweet freely.
Via Fox News
- Louis Farrakhan
Farrakhan is the leader and most prominent figure of the Nation of Islam, a militant Black supremacist and nationalist group that formed in the 1930s. Since taking leadership in the late 1970s, Farrakhan has been accused of anti-Semitism and homophobia for his comments and sermons. He tweets on a regular basis.
2. Richard Spencer
The Anti-Defamation League has called infamous White nationalist Richard Spencer a “symbol of the new white supremacy.” He has publicly called for the removal of African-Americans, Hispanics and Jewish people from the United States.
Spencer’s highly protested public speeches often include attendees making Nazi salutes and he was a scheduled speaker at the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., that led to deadly violence. Yet, somehow he has managed to appear on CNN and also tweets regularly:.
3. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has emerged as one of the most powerful Iranian leaders of the last century and wields control over all aspects of the country’s government, military and media.
During the 1979 revolution in Iran, Khamenei preached about overthrowing the shah and resisting the United States and the western world in an effort to reaffirm Islamic values in the Iranian government and avoid any influences that threaten to undermine his autocratic rule and the self-sufficiency of his country.
Khamenei has grown increasingly angered and disdainful at the U.S., which he recently described as “deceitful, untrustworthy and backstabbing.” Twitter doesn’t seem to have any issue with him, though.
Simpson joined Twitter last year on the 25th anniversary of his wife’s murder. Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman were stabbed outside her Los Angeles home in 1994 and soon after Simpson became the prime suspect in the murder investigation which became an international phenomenon. In October 1995, he was found not guilty in one of the most controversial jury decisions in American history.
While Simpson avoided prison in the murder trial, he was convicted in 2007 on armed robbery and kidnapping charges. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison, nine years minimum without parole. He was released from prison on October 1. 2017 and is allowed to tweet. He recently mocked CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin after the legal pundit was accused of masturbating during a Zoom meeting with colleagues
President Nicolas Maduro
An explosive UN Human Rights Council-commissioned report unveiled last month, detailed the extensive and systematic human rights abuses orchestrated by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s inner circle, which amount to crimes against humanity.
According to the findings, his government and security forces have engaged in an assortment of brutal torture tactics ranging from electric shocks, genital mutilation, and asphyxiation to kill and maim dissidents.
Maduro tweets regularly from his verified account:
Unlike most of the suppression of conservatives’ speech the past several years, this suppression of an important verified news story before the most important presidential election since 1860 has been noticed by the congress.
The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to issue a subpoena on Tuesday to Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey after the social-media company blocked a pair of New York Post articles that made new allegations about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, which his campaign has denied.