During two separate interviews Wednesday with the media, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey defended his social media platform’s decision to suspend Alex Jones for seven days, citing the need to promote better behavior from those who use the platform.
“We’re always trying to cultivate more of a learning mindset and help guide people back towards healthier behaviors and healthier public conversation,” he said in an interview with The Hill, the suggestion being that a suspension might spur Jones into cutting out his veritable #wrongthink.
“I feel any suspension, whether it be a permanent or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and their behaviors,” he added in an interview with NBC News.
Yet Twitter’s actions belied this noble rhetoric. Less than 24 hours after Dorsey waxed eloquent about trying to promote better behavior, his social media network verified Sarah Jeong, an anti-white racist whose bigotry was exposed after The New York Times recently hired her:
What makes this all the more stunning is that some of Jeong’s offensive tweets still remain published, suggesting she feels no remorse over her bigotry:
The Internet of White People https://t.co/HlO4NdeVjc
— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) May 8, 2018
an old white men reminiscing on his young white youth, decrying policies based on how they will affect white people
— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) January 3, 2014
lol it’s always white people who get huffy about the harvard thing
— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) July 31, 2014
It’s white people this, white people that. Now just imagine a notable white individual (be it a journalist, an actor, a whatever) tweeting similar sentiments about black people this, black people that. Would Twitter be as tolerant of such rhetoric?
Regarding Jones, the media claim he was suspended for posting a video in which he allegedly called for his supporters to retrieve their “battle rifles” and ready themselves for war against the left.
InfoWars editor Paul Joseph Watson disputed this claim in a report Wednesday, maintaining that the media omitted the fact that Jones made it clear in his video that he was speaking about moving “politically and economically and judiciously and legally” against his enemies.
“At no point does Jones urge his listeners to violently attack anyone and his only reference to the media is when Jones says, ‘the media is so disciplined in their deception,'” Watson alleged.
Watson and his social media followers were some of the first ones to note Dorsey’s hypocrisy:
Twitter has verified New York Times new editorial board hire Sarah Jeong just two weeks after Jeong was embroiled in a racism controversy after tweets were uncovered in which she celebrated white people going extinct. https://t.co/rxvDcpWIvS
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 16, 2018
No surprise the media wants hateful, racist people to forward there agenda without question.
— Ian Wilson (@YouAreDreaming) August 16, 2018
Hypocrisy at its finest. The left are free to say whatever they please, however offensive. Only those on the right are subject to censorship.
— Tracy De Mora (@tracydemora) August 16, 2018
Twitter is a hypocritical org, at least at the top. Incidentally, if she was anti-war or anti central banker, I would imagine twitter would suddenly find their standards.
— Matthew Lane (@miloforever4) August 16, 2018
So its ok to say racist things on twitter now?
— Jaime Alvarez (@JaimeAl89962891) August 16, 2018
It seems clear now that when Dorsey spoke to the media of promoting better behavior, he meant behavior that fits into what leftists find acceptable. And that’s why issuing an alleged threat is unacceptable but posting derogatory and racist remarks about whites isn’t.
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