Priorities: Twitter says Taliban terrorists can post propaganda on platform while Donald Trump remains banned
· Aug 18, 2021 ·

Former president Donald Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter since early January because Jack Dorsey believed he was sending secret coded encouragements of violence to his followers.

The spokesman for the Taliban, meanwhile, has encountered no such difficulties:

Twitter is refusing to join its peers in the social-media world in prohibiting the Taliban from using its platform.

Asked on Tuesday whether Twitter would join Facebook, TikTok and other tech companies in banning the terror group, a spokesman for the company sidestepped the question, saying in a statement it would "continue to proactively enforce" its rules on the "glorification of violence, platform manipulation and spam..."

Okay, that's good to know: If the Taliban engages in any "spamming" or illicit coding on the site, they'll be booted just like Trump. In the meantime, they're fine.

Just so it's clear: the Taliban is a violent militant fundamentalist group that is reportedly shooting women in the streets of Kabul for not wearing burqas.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, tweeted that he wasn't going to attend Joe Biden's inauguration.

It is not all that hard to divine Twitter's enforcement priorities based on who it kicks off and who it permits to stay.

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