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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”:
We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society.
We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn
— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) June 5, 2021
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”:
Things are so bad even Democrats are warning us about the power grabs! https://t.co/tDGXtXGqvF
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 24, 2021
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.
Oh Twitter believes access to a free and open internet is an essential right? I know a guy named Donald J. Trump and 75+ million Americans who may want to dispute your commitment to that.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 5, 2021
Hey hypocrites what about the President of the United States? You blocked President Trump!
— Brian Perras (@bperras12) June 5, 2021
So why are you depriving President Trump, Laura Loomer, Mike Lindell, Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones, and countless others of this “essential human right”?
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) June 5, 2021
If access to Twitter is a human right, why do you ban skeptics of the US election and vaccines?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 6, 2021
You banned a former President while allowing terrorists to tweet. No one believes you.
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) June 6, 2021
Access to the free & #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society… unless you’re Donald Trump. Or reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Or discussing the biology of gender. Or the murderous dictator of Iran. Or a Chinese Communist Party peon lying about COVID. 🤷🏼♀️
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) June 5, 2021
I am deeply concerned by the suspending of President Donald Trump on Twitter. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society, even if you disagree with their politics.
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) June 5, 2021
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) June 5, 2021
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.
— The Nation of Islam (@OfficialNOI) March 4, 2021
The Covid-19 Vaccine and the U.S. policy of depopulation https://t.co/Wa9s20BMY0
— The Nation of Islam (@OfficialNOI) December 14, 2020
“If they come up with a vaccine, be careful. Don’t let them vaccinate you.”~Minister @LouisFarrakhan (7/4/2020)
— The Nation of Islam (@OfficialNOI) November 16, 2020
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 …
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