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Less than 24 hours after Twitter banned a well-known non-establishment feminist for raising concerns about the coronavirus vaccine, it posted a pouty tweet crying about Nigeria’s decision to ban it from the African nation’s Internet.

After Twitter censored Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari by removing one of his posts last week, the African nation responded by suspending Twitter’s operations.

“The Nigerian government said it has suspended Twitter “indefinitely” after the platform removed a tweet Friday from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari for violating its abusive behavior policy,” CBS News reported.

“Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the suspension is due to ‘the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.'”

In response, Twitter posted a woe-is-me tweet Saturday morning alleging that access to its profit-generating private platform constitutes a “human right”:

The tweet was posted hours after Naomi Wolf, a feminist and former “Democratic Party icon” (according to Insider) since turned non-establishment critic, was permanently banned for sharing alleged “misinformation” about the coronavirus vaccine.

“Naomi Wolf, a feminist author and former campaign adviser to then-president Bill Clinton who became an ardent critic of lockdowns and vaccines during the pandemic, has been banned from Twitter,” RT reported.

Despite being a former Democrat Party favorite, in recent times she’s been labeled a “right-winger” and “conservative” for being critical of lockdown/vaccine policies and, worse, for making appearances on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight”:

She’s one of many conservatives and ostensible “conservatives” who’ve been banned from the social media platform for dissenting from the establishment’s narrative, including, most notably, former President Donald Trump.

Because of the glaring hypocrisy of Twitter, which feels comfortable silencing and banning people at whim while simultaneously claiming that access to its platform is a “human right,” its plea for mercy provoked a spate of angry backlash.

Look:

The critics seen above have a point. If access to Twitter constitutes a human right, then what does it make Twitter when it itself blocks access to its platform? It makes Twitter a human rights violator.

And not any human rights violator, but one that specifically violates rights based on political ideology.

Despite Twitter targeting Wolf for alleged coronavirus “misinformation,” it’s shown no concern about all the blatant misinformation published by the Nation of Islam, a radical group whose leader, Louis Farrakhan, is beloved by leftists.

Look:

Some of the tweets above are months old, yet Twitter refuses to touch them.

Meanwhile, in January the social media network suspended a Christian news site for rightly noting that Health and Human Services nominee Dr. Rachel Levine is a biological male.

And last month Twitter permanently banned investigative journalist James O’Keefe for publishing a damning exposé on CNN.

It appears that to Twitter, “human rights” refer not to actual human rights like the right to conduct journalism and the right to state facts, but rather to things that help it be profitable, like, say, the 200 or so million residents of Nigeria being able to access its platform and generate ad revenue …

Vivek Saxena

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