Thursday, August 09, 2018

Twitter suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens

That good ol' Leftist double standard again

Twitter suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens on Sunday for imitating New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong’s anti-white tweets, but restored Owens’ account access following a backlash on social media.

Owens, the communications director for conservative activist group Turning Points USA, on Saturday sent out a pair of tweets quoting Jeong’s anti-white statements — which did not earn her a Twitter suspension — but swapped out the word “white” with “Jewish” and “black.”

Twitter on Sunday suspended Owens’ account for 12 hours, citing her tweet about Jewish people as a violation of Twitter rules.

Twitter restored Owen’s access following a sharp backlash. The social media company chalked up Owens’ suspension as an “error.”

“Twitter takes reports of violations of the Twitter Rules very seriously,” Twitter’s support team wrote in an email to Owens, who shared it with TheDCNF. “After reviewing your account, it looks like we made an error.”

“This was our mistake and we’ve apologized to the account owner for the error,” a spokeswoman for Twitter told TheDCNF. The spokesperson did not say whether a human content monitor or an algorithm was responsible for suspending Owens’ account.

Owens’ objective in sending out the provocative tweets was to demonstrate what she sees as a racial double standard, she told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a phone interview. And she thinks Twitter proved that point beautifully. (RELATED: How The Left Turned Big Tech Into Their Speech Police)



Dean said...

Twitter did prove her point quite well. I'd suggest all conservatives quit Twitter (and all other social media). That would make them liberal echo chambers. However, that's what they want. Don't give it to them. Keep after social media until they actually allow First Amendment free speech.

Anonymous said...

Twitter and Facebook are private entities and not obliged to provide First Amendment protections.
It is their hypocrisy in claiming to support and encourage free speech while actively suppressing viewpoints they disagree with that is nauseating.

Bird of Paradise said...

Putting us conservative birds in a cage allowing the progresivists fly and lie

Anonymous said...

From all the hate and vitriol I've seen on Twitter, and all these 'tweets' that get immediately 'removed'; I am firmly convinced that site is the spawn of the Devil, and is the cause of a majority of the discord we are seeing worldwide.