(FreedomBeacon.com)- After the January 6 melee at the Capitol, Twitter wasted no time permanently banning President Donald Trump — claiming it did so to prevent the risk of “further incitement of violence.”
But the tweets that prompted Trump’s ban were about as much an incitement of violence as asking for a coffee order. One of the two was Trump simply announcing that he would skip Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Though Trump was a bridge too far for Twitter, calls for violence against Israel as well as anti-Semitic attacks don’t prompt anywhere near the same decisive response.
During the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel, tweets from Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei continue to go unchallenged on the social media platform.
Khamenei has consistently used his Twitter account to issue threats and violence against Israel.
Back in May 2020, in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Israel’s Minister for Strategic Affairs Orit Farkash-Hacohen called on the social media giant to uphold its own hate speech policy and remove Khamenei’s anti-Semitic and anti-Israel tweets.
In a letter obtained by the New York Post in June 2020, Twitter’s VP of Public Policy claimed Khamenei’s attacks against Jews “did not violate” Twitter’s policies.
“World leaders use Twitter to engage in discourse with each other, as well as their constituents,” the letter read.
But didn’t that description also apply to former President Trump?
Ironically, around the same time Twitter sent that letter, it was flagging and removing tweets from President Trump — alleging he was “glorifying violence” in response to the riots in Minneapolis as well as spreading misinformation about mail-in voting.
Even members of the terror organization Hamas maintain Twitter accounts – which begs the question why are terrorists allowed on the platform at all? And while Twitter has removed specific tweets from Hamas accounts, the accounts from which they are tweeted remain active.
Governor DeSantis, in his press conference after signing Florida’s new law against Big Tech censorship, pointed out the staggering hypocrisy of Twitter banning Trump while permitting Ayatollah Khamenei to continue tweeting his anti-Semitic bilge.
On May 24, New York Post columnist Bethany Mandel reported that over 17,000 “Hitler was right” tweets were sent during the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel. And Twitter has barely done a thing.
But Donald Trump got banned for tweeting, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”