The social media platform Twitter permanently banned Breitbart.com Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Monday after he engaged in a weekend Twitter-spat with Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones following a less-than-flattering review of the movie.
It’s not Yiannopoulos’ first tiff with the social media network. His account has been suspended and restored several times.
Jones, a foul-mouthed, racist (as evidenced by her tweets) comedian, apparently took offense to the review and she and Yiannopoulos began exchanging insults until Jones complained to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. However, it was not Yiannopoulous who was making racist and vile tweets to Jones, but followers of the two people’s spat.
You can read the exchange at Breitbart, but be warned that Jones’ tweets contain numerous expletives.
Twitter has been accused in the past of censoring conservatives, and this appears to be another case in point.
The platform apparently has no problem with racial epithets or threats, as it’s let some vile Black Lives Matter postings celebrating the death of white police officers and attacks on Breitbart columnists stand.
The left seems to hate Yiannopoulos because he doesn’t fit the mold of most conservatives. For starters, he’s openly gay and he’s not afraid to call out leftists for their hypocrisy and shoot down their tropes.
The left roundly cheered Twitter’s decision to shut him down, once again revealing their own hypocrisy. Recall that a common leftist meme is that businesses have no right to deny service to people over religious beliefs, but Twitter should ban conservatives for their political beliefs.
Yiannopoulos seemed to revel in the ban, stating:
“With the cowardly suspension of my account, Twitter has confirmed itself as a safe space for Muslim terrorists and Black Lives Matter extremists, but a no-go zone for conservatives.”
“Twitter is holding me responsible for the actions of fans and trolls using the special pretzel logic of the left. Where are the Twitter police when Justin Bieber’s fans cut themselves on his behalf?”
“Like all acts of the totalitarian regressive left, this will blow up in their faces, netting me more adoring fans. We’re winning the culture war, and Twitter just shot themselves in the foot.”
“This is the end for Twitter. Anyone who cares about free speech has been sent a clear message: you’re not welcome on Twitter.”
The hastag #FreeMilo has been trending near the top of all U.S. hashtags since the suspension was implemented.
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