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Robert Spencer: Twitter moves to silence all criticism of Islam…….


And for such a high profile company, why are all their staff (Youtube as well) allowed to hide behind a wall of anonymity?

TWITTER MOVES TO SILENCE ALL CRITICISM OF ISLAM

As Sharia continues to descend over the Internet.

Robert Spencer

Remember Google’s old motto, “Don’t be evil”? It sounds so ironic now, with the social media giants all rushing to implement Sharia blasphemy restrictions and choke off all criticism of Islam. Twitter is working so hard to do this that it should adopt a new motto: “Be evil.”

 

Twitter certainly lives by that motto. It lets stand open death threats against me. It censors content to suit Iran’s Islamic authorities. It has flagged as “hateful” tweets stating the fact that Islam is not a religion of peace and reporting accurately about anti-Semitic statements by an imam. It has let Islamic State accounts stand while banning those of people who report terrorists. It has shadowbanned my account, preventing thousands of readers from seeing Jihad Watch posts.

 

And it isn’t just me, of course. Breitbart reported Monday that “a Muslim apostate and high profile campaigner against both female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage has been suspended from micro-blogging platform Twitter, amidst a wider crackdown on right wing voices on the website, and other online platforms like Facebook.”

 

The human rights activist in question, Shazia Hobbs, explained: “It’s absolutely disgusting. There was no reason given. Twitter would not tell me what tweets were in violation of their rules. They said it was because of ‘harassment’. All I tweet about is the rape of Pakistani children by Pakistani men.”

 

That’s not allowed to be noticed. Twitter even classifies as “hateful” the commonplace and demonstrably true observation that Islam is not a religion of peace.

 

A few weeks ago, I noticed that a hashtag, #ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion, was trending on Twitter. So I thought I would have a little fun, wrote out the tweet below, and forgot about the whole thing until several days ago, when I received this email warning me that this tweet was being evaluated for possible violation of Twitter’s “hateful conduct policy.”

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