(Natural News) Days after slapping a “fact check” label to a pair of tweets from President Donald Trump, social media network Twitter went after Rep. Matt Gaetz. On Monday, the social media service placed a warning label to obscure a post from the Florida Republican, which suggested that antifa terrorists be treated the same way as those in the Middle East.
Now that we clearly see Antifa as terrorists, can we hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East?
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 1, 2020
Any tweet that gets a label warning that it had violated Twitter’s rules about “glorifying violence” and will require users to click a “View” button to see the tweet’s contents on the app. This also prevents people from liking or retweeting the post to prevent it from being amplified. A Twitter spokesman confirmed the censure, telling the New York Times that the tweet is “in violation of our glorification of violence policy.”
Gaetz sharply criticized the move, saying that the social media service did not flag a tweet from Colin Kaepernick that openly called for revolting as the “only logical reaction.” In comparison, Gaetz’s tweet only called for antifa terrorists to be treated with racial equality, given their role in the riots. Aside from calling out Twitter’s duplicitous policy, he also called for government action, saying that the matter will be brought up to the Judiciary Committee. (Related: Matt Gaetz: Twitter’ ought to look in the mirror’ for inciting violence with Black Lives Matter, Antifa.)
Twitter has no problem with this incitement of violence.
I called for government action against terrorists, and they deemed that naughty.
Feels good to virtue signal now twitter. But this will be hard to explain later.
See you in the Judiciary Committee. https://t.co/RzD15r5pZE
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 2, 2020
Twitter is on the warpath against conservatives
Gaetz’s claim that Twitter is censoring conservative users – while ignoring calls for violence and criminal behavior from pro-riot users – isn’t without merit. The social media service has allowed posts that call for looting and violence to remain over the weekend, including those that have led to real-life attacks.
His claim that compared antifa to terrorists is also the official view held by both the White House and the Attorney General. On Sunday, White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News that the group will be prosecuted as a “domestic terrorism entity” under a “law and order” president like Trump. Meanwhile, Attorney General Willian Barr said that antifa violence is “domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”
President Donald Trump – the leader of the Free World – was among those slapped with a “fact check” label over tweets that expressed concerns about mail-in ballots, in particular, their vulnerability to voter fraud. It’s worth noting that the label urges users to “get the facts about mail-in ballots” – and by facts, it means tweets and links handpicked by employees. These so-called facts were a scattershot collection of articles from CNN, the Washington Post and other left-leaning outlets.
It’s also worth noting that Trump is the only world leader to have his tweets undergo a “fact check” – with a hard leftist as part of the team, writes Sohrab Ahmari in an op-ed for the New York Post.
According to Ahmari, the “hard leftist” is Yoel Roth, the site’s head of integrity with a lengthy history of anti-Trump rhetoric.
Roth has previously compared Trump and his team to “actual Nazis,” says Fox News. He has also lashed out against the president’s supporters, saying: “We fly over those states that voted for a racist tangerine for a reason.”
Last August, Twitter – most likely under Roth’s direction – suspended Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Twitter account. Previously, he had referred to McConnel as a “personality-free bag of farts.”
In addition, Roth had previously expressed support for Hillary Clinton, tweeting: “I’ve never donated to a presidential campaign before, but I just gave $100 to Hillary for America. We can’t fu-k around anymore.”