PATRIOTS: Should Twitter SUSPEND The Accounts Of Terrorists?

Written by K. Walker on December 31, 2016

After years of using the social media platform, 3 accounts of Terrorist leaders have been suspended.

Twitter has been pretty light on Al-Qaeda for years, but suddenly the jihadists couldn’t tweet.

Twitter has suspended the account of Jordanian preacher and al-Qaida spiritual leader Abu Qatada, along with two other influential scholars aligned with the extremist group.

The three accounts, which between them had tens of thousands of followers and were used several times a day, were at the heart of an online network of al-Qaida supporters, said Cole Bunzel, scholar of jihadism at Princeton University. Bunzel tweeted:

Twitter has cracked down heavily on Isis supporters, leading them to shift towards alternative messaging services including Telegram, but al-Qaida supporters have not been so heavily targeted.

“Twitter has been a permissive forum for supporters of al-Qaida as compared to supporters of the Islamic State who have been pushed off,” Bunzel said. “The focus of these crackdowns has been on the Islamic State.”

This is in contrast to the way they have handled Conservatives.

Over 6 months ago Milo Yiannopoulos was given a lifetime ban for the actions of his fans.

There are many, many instances of anti-conservative bias on Twitter.

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What do you think of Twitter’s decision?

Do they have a right to determine who does and doesn’t use their platform?

Are they suppressing speech?

Are they preventing jihadists spreading their message of hate?

Let us know in the comments.

Share if you think that it’s nice to see Twitter shifting their focus away from Conservatives and onto terrorists

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll