What do you think?
Is criticism of radical Islam hate speech?
As it prepares to work with a ‘Trust and Safety Council’ that critics allege will police content, Twitter’s own rules characterize criticism of religion as “hate speech”.
Earlier this week, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced the formation of the council under the Orwellian justification that “freedom of expression….starts with safety.”
Despite claiming the council comprises a “diversity of voices,” it does not include a single organization dedicated to defending free speech.
The Council does include Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian, who gave a speech in front of a UN panel last year during which she characterized criticism of feminism as hate speech, arguing that calling a feminist a “liar” is a form of “harassment”.
However, Twitter’s own rules already state that “advocacy” against protected groups will not be tolerated on the social media platform.
Twitter’s policy on “Hate content, sensitive topics, and violence” includes “advocacy” against someone’s “religion” in the same context as “hate speech,” meaning that legitimate criticism of the religion of Islam could be censored.
The policy is primarily aimed at ad content, but states that the same rules apply to, “tweets, trends and accounts.”
Given that Twitter’s second biggest shareholder is none other than Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, concerns are growing that negative commentary about Islam could be stifled. In Saudi Arabia, draconian blasphemy laws mandate torture and execution for critics of Sunni Islam.
Twitter is a private company and it can censor who it likes, but in taking steps to silence conservatives simply to curry favor with perpetually outraged social justice warriors, the social media giant is taking a firm stance against free speech.
The company’s lurch towards censorship has also coincided with a collapse in its stock price, with Twitter losing half of its value in the last three months. For the first time ever, Twitter also lost active users in the last quarter, dropping from 305 million to 303 million.
Censorship is not popular, but Twitter appears to have taken a course which could eventually lead to its own implosion.
No ! It's called TRUTH !!
Also, it is called THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, to be able to openly denounce eye slam as the evil intent that it has toward all "infidels." 1st Amendment is in the CONSTITUTION to protect ALL SPEECH! leo lynchpin heading the dept of injustice a puppet of insane/hussian naturally would try to pound with an iron fist, the will of the dictator in chief! YEA WE HATE eye slam!
The TOS in the tea party should read the Constitutions also.
TRUTH!!!?? Now I know you are not a liberal! (lol)
I will not be tolerant with murders, rapists and demon driven people. GOT IT!
OBTW - I do hate! I hate injustice, I hate calling evil good and I hate anti-american barbarians.
AMEN AMEN AMEN !!!!!
Anyone know how much time we have left before this forum is obliterated? Anyone? I'm concerned now about this perhaps more than the discussion sorry I'm such a 'patriot'.
."..how much time we have..". If this forum is obliterated and I am found dead, (accidental of course. lol) then I expect all of our members to take the fire to other sites and raise HELL!
We then need to unite and give the white house constant calls, and email.
You tell them Marilyn.
Hoorah, Marilyn. US Cmbt Vet: Vietnam: '68-'69, 1st Cav Div (AM) and now retired E-6. Retired in '92 after 27 yrs in uniform. Marilyn this beat up old Vet would gladly pick up my weapon to defend my friends and family from evil. My oath will never expire.