November 17, 2012

Twitter - stayin' classy

From The Daily Caller:
Twitter suspends American Orthodox Jew for tweeting anti-Obama cartoon about Israel
Without warning, Twitter suspended a series of three accounts owned by an Orthodox Jew from New York City Wednesday and Thursday, after one of them tweeted a cartoon depicting the Obama administration stabbing Israel in the back. The social media company refused to tell The Daily Caller if the cartoon was the reason it shut the accounts down.

Twitter also wouldn’t say why it hasn’t taken similar action against the terror group Hamas and its supporters for tweeting “Death to the Jews” and other threats of violence.

The suspended accounts, named @RealGazaPeace, @RealGazaPeace1 and @GazaRealStory, were all operated by 25-year-old Benjamin Reisman. “Social media sites have an awesome responsibility to keep to our right of free speech,” he told TheDC via email Friday.

He began tweeting this week with a single account, he said, adding a second and a third as Twitter canceled each one.
A bit more:
“Enter ‘Hitler,’ ‘Death to Jews’ or any similar search” on Twitter, Reisman told TheDC, “and the volume of tweets, hate-filled and promoting death and violence, is quite shocking. I would just hope this rule is equally enforced to both sides.”
And:
The al-Qassam Brigades appear to have violated Twitter’s published Terms of Service on many occasions, including one example from April 2011 in which it called for a “New Holocaust” against Jews.
Examples and links to postings in the article. These people are disgusting. It's one thing if they want to live in the 9th century, they should not try to drag everyone else down to their level. There are also links to topsy archives of Mr. Reisman's original three twitter sites. I do not see anything inflammatory about them -- nothing advocating violence, just strong defense. Posted by DaveH at November 17, 2012 11:53 AM
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