Monday, April 11, 2016

Twitter says black hate speech is OK

Twitter will not suspend Azealia Banks's account after the rapper tweeted that Sarah Palin should be gang raped because the violent language 'was not in violation of the Twitter Rules.'

The social media company's response came after a user submitted a complaint and was first reported by Breitbart.

'We reviewed the content and determined that it was not in violation of the Twitter Rules,' the company said in a statement, according to Breitbart.

Banks's tweets included graphic language that alluded to gang rape and said Palin should be locked in a cupboard

The content that Twitter approved of included tweets that had Banks calling for Palin to 'get headf****d by a big, veiny, ashy black d**k' and for 'the biggest burliest blackest n*****s' to 'run a train on her.'

According to Twitter's rule book, the company does not 'tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.'

Violent threats, 'direct or indirect' are also forbidden: 'You may not make threats of violence or promote violence,' the rules read.

Also, the rules state users 'may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.'



Bird of Paradise said...

The two faced hypocracy of political correctness

Anonymous said...

And someone actually expected a lefty media site to act on a complaint about a lefty? Delusional.

Anonymous said...

Twitter was designed to be used by Twits, they are proving it by removing only those who are not twits.