Friday, July 29, 2016

Double-Standard Exists at Twitter?

Milo Yiannopoulos
A few days ago, the Twitter account of famous conservative gay Republican Milo Yiannopoulos was suspended after he threw a series of criticism at "Ghostbuster" actor Leslie Jones.

Milo received a message from Twitter a few hours later saying that his account was suspended permanently because they were clamping down on "targeted abuse." When requested for proof, Twitter was not able to provide the so-called abusive tweets from Milo to the actress.

However, it remains to be seen whether Twitter will take any action against Jones’ own racially hateful tweets, seen below and archived here.

Supporters of Milo, who had more than 338,000 followers on Twitter prior to his suspension, have created the #FreeMilo and #FreeNero hashtags on the platform in protest at Twitter's latest attack on the conservative commentator. It is currently accumulating approximately 20-30 tweets a minute. Unless Twitter artificially suppresses the hashtag, it's likely to stay trending throughout the week.

As the #FreeMilo currently trends in the United States, at number 6 and rising rapidly, one wonders when the double-standard treatment will end at Twitter? Why is the Black Lives Matter sot suspended for their continuous call for violence against police officers following both the Dallas and Baton Rouge shootings?

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