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So my problem is not with Twitter censoring calls for violence or hate speech. They're a private company and follow their guidelines. But why are they selectively applying it? Sure, censor Donald Trump. Why not censor Ayatollah Khamenei? How about Westboro Baptist Church which literally has the handle "@godhatesfagswbc"?

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The obvious conclusion:

Because the results of what’s currently being censored resulted in larger scale and more impactful violence than the westboro Baptist church

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So you are agree Trump is as dangerous to the US as the ayatollah?

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Alqaeda and ISIS had their accounts routinely banned and removed. Overt terrorism is usually the line.

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Trump has the power to cause mass destruction with his words and authority. WBC is a collection of bozos who can't form a half ass sentence.

Water melon and one blueberry, you see.

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Why does a chihuahua that attacks someone get picked up and scolded while a rottweiler doing it gets put down? They're both dogs. Feels like they're selectively applying the rules!

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Also, notice that your Westboro Baptist Church example has no blue check? And about 10 tweets in 9 years?

Perhaps it's a parody you fell for. As for why it's allowed to exist, probably because it tweets so sporadically that it isn't really looked at by moderators.

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The platform was weaponized. That's not the company's intent. They made a move to correct that.

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The platform was weaponized by many parties fighting each other. They chose to take away the weapons from one side and let the other side steamroll them

One has an 88M reach, the other has under 1M reach. Also Khamenei is not consistently inciting violence on Twitter based on a quick scroll of his twitter feed.

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Because the democrats now control both houses of congress as well as the White House.

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Twitter benefits from capitalism and that’s all they care about. I wonder how many people here can defend banning President Trump yet allowing the Chinese government to tweet about genocide. Iran’s supreme leader has called for terrorist attacks on Twitter. #HangMikePence trended for a while while Twitter twiddled their thumbs.

Can you imagine the outrage if #Hang[Democratic POTUS or VP] trended for as much as a minute?

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This you? Same AD1 asking why someone who’s died wasn’t silenced?

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Like this ? I’m sure if he posts more like this , he will be banned

POTUS crossed twitter’s line years ago. It was amusing that they still let him keep the account.

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What about WBC’s tag incites violence? It is abhorrent but it doesn’t directly threaten anyone.

It's not censoring.

Can you please point to a tweet by the Ayatollah that violates the Twitter terms of service?

Twitter isn't singling out trump for his beliefs or actions, they are simply enforcing the terms and conditions that he agreed to when he created his account.

I think they probably censor others more than you realize. You’re just focused on Trump right now because it’s all over the news

And also, there IS an argument that twitter does not do enough to censor extremist violent thought.

Have they always been involved in elections?

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