Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Congress calls on Twitter to block Taliban

Lieberman has made attempts to get Islamic hate speech off YouTube too
"American congressmen are calling on Twitter to block Taliban propagandists from the micro-blogging site.

Senators want to stop feeds which boast of insurgent attacks on Nato forces in Afghanistan and the casualties they inflict.

Aides for Joe Lieberman, chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said the move was part of a wider attempt to eliminate violent Islamist extremist propaganda from the internet and social media.

The Taliban movement has embraced the social network as part of its propaganda effort and regularly tweets about attacks or posts links to its statements.

The information has ranged from highly accurate, up-to-the-minute accounts of unfolding spectacular attacks, to often completely fabricated or wildly exaggerated reports of American and British casualties.


There's a huge amount of rubbish on Twitter so if you like Taliban-style rubbish you'll always find it whatever Lieberman does


Anonymous said...

"Freedom, like pure, clean, water, is essential to our way of life. Lest we forget what too much water can do..."

Bird of Paradise said...

Time for the twitterbird to peck al quedas eyes out

Anonymous said...

Allow them to say what they want and their own words will show them for what they are, Muslim Terrorists.

Anonymous said...

From the front page of Tongue Tied...

""HATE SPEECH" is free speech: The U.S. Supreme Court stated the general rule regarding protected speech in Texas v. Johnson (109 S.Ct. at 2544), when it held: "The government may not prohibit the verbal or nonverbal expression of an idea merely because society finds the idea offensive or disagreeable." Federal courts have consistently followed this. Said Virginia federal district judge Claude Hilton: "The First Amendment does not recognize exceptions for bigotry, racism, and religious intolerance or ideas or matters some may deem trivial, vulgar or profane."

And that pretty well covers that. Next topic...?

Go Away Bird said...

Its only hate speech when said by a conservative not a liberal