Elon Musk has principally championed free speech since taking on Twitter. There are a nonetheless a variety of conservatives who stay banned, together with The Gateway Pundit, whereas he has ignored leftists supporting violence on the platform.
The case of Antifa ‘journalist” Vishal Singh is a very acute instance. Unbiased journalist Andy Ngo documented a number of circumstances of Singh celebrating and calling for violent actions on Twitter. His newest publish referred to as for lethal violence in opposition to Republicans and Libs of Tiktok:
Vishal Singh, an #Antifa far-left violent extremist in Los Angeles who identifies as a journalist, is looking for lethal violence once more. He has declared conflict on Republicans & repeatedly threatens @libsoftiktok. Singh was invited by @aaja to talk at their convention this 12 months. pic.twitter.com/HGYkcncZ02
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 21, 2022
Singh beforehand celebrated assaults on precise journalists and demanded assaults in opposition to legislation enforcement. Examples beneath:
Vishal Singh celebrated violence in opposition to Los Angeles videographer @fromkalen. Singh lied about Kalen being racist to justify when he was punched to the bottom whereas engaged on the sector. @aaja do you approve of this violent focusing on of videographers?https://t.co/xGA47YsqRL pic.twitter.com/Tmp5gAt4ou
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 20, 2022
Nobody ought to discover Singh’s advocacy stunning. Antifa is a home terrorist group which has carried out a number of assaults on right-wing teams, legislation enforcement, and journalists for a number of years. There have been even members of the group on the Capitol Hill riot on January 6th, 2021.
Trump supporters, although, had been most likely essentially the most outstanding victims. Probably the most notorious incident occurred in San Diego on January 9th, 2021. Antifa criminals pepper-sprayed and beat the Trump followers merely for protesting the 2020 Presidential Election outcomes. Police later charged 11 members of the group on a number of felony counts together with assault with a lethal weapon, use of tear fuel, and animal cruelty. One was later sentenced to 5 years in jail.
Antifa additionally embarks on doxxing campaigns in opposition to people they don’t like to be able to break them financially and personally. Doxxing is a very harmful and unlawful tactic that has killed folks previously.
Regardless of their prison actions, Antifa teams stay in good standing with Musk. Conservatives akin to Alex Jones and Jim Hoft stay banned from the platform regardless of not committing any violent actions.
Musk has a selected grudge in opposition to Jones resulting from his statements on the Sandy Hook capturing. Right here is his official clarification:
My firstborn little one died in my arms. I felt his final heartbeat.
I’ve no mercy for anybody who would use the deaths of kids for achieve, politics or fame.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 21, 2022
Whereas one can perceive his private emotions, Musk is adopting the identical conduct the earlier management engaged in. When coupled with Twitter’s monetary points, he isn’t off to essentially the most auspicious begin.
Hoft’s continued ban from Twitter is much more inexcusable. He was banned for violating the location’s so-called “civic integrity coverage” for his reporting concerning the 2020 election. Information organizations akin to CNN, nonetheless, stay on the platform regardless of their amplification of false information tales.
Hoft and Jones needs to be reinstated at once whereas people and teams who truly advocate violence in violation of the First Modification lose their Twitter posting privileges. These embrace not solely Antifa however any consumer who advocates for assaults. Islamist terror organizations and the Iranian authorities must also be banned as nicely.
Too many individuals in our society undertake morally inconsistent insurance policies whereas lacking the bigger image. Whereas Musk has made some optimistic adjustments to Twitter, he’ll in the end fail until he makes the required course corrections.