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Twitter Suspends Anti-Semite Farrakhan ‘in Error', Allows Him Back Hours Later


Added 01-19-20 03:45:03pm EST - “The Twitter account of Louis Farrakhan was suspended Saturday, but the Nation of Islam leader was back on the social media giant in just a few hours.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Twitter Suspends Anti-Semite Farrakhan 'in Error', Allows Him Back Hours Later”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Mark Wilson / Getty ImagesNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivers a speech in a file photo from November 2017 in Washington. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

The Twitter account of Louis Farrakhan was suspended Saturday, but the Nation of Islam leader was back on the social media giant in just a few hours as Twitter announced the action had been a mistake.

On Saturday morning, anyone looking for the latest tweets from Farrakhan would have found instead a message that the account was suspended, and an admonition from Twitter that it suspends accounts that violate its rules.

A Twitter representative said sending the suspension was an error, adding that “the account was caught by our spam filter in error and has been reinstated,” according to the Washington Examiner.

I’m against the hate Louis Farrakhan stands for but muzzling him is the wrong solution, especially when Twitter chooses to platform other, arguably more hateful people. There’s zero consistency in the way the rules are applied.

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