Twitter started a new policy which is long overdo – and we pretty much don’t believe the social site is serious this time — but Fox contributor and National Review columnist (and Fox News New Year’s Eve celebration co-host) Katherine Timpf took it personally that Twitter is no longer allowing threats and abuse.
On Saturday, Fox and Friends hosts argued that the new Twitter abusive behavior policy targets conservatives in order to silence on them on the social media platform.
The promoted goals of the changes from the company are intended to target the social media practices of suspected terrorists who use the platform for communication; Timpf and her Fox cohorts aren’t so sold that others wouldn’t be silenced as well.
In a blog post published this week, Twitter said:
“The updated language emphasizes that Twitter will not tolerate behavior intended to harass, intimidate, or use fear to silence another user’s voice. As always, we embrace and encourage diverse opinions and beliefs — but we will continue to take action on accounts that cross the line into abuse.”
“People say horrible things!” Timpf said but she cautioned that the new changes could be used to silence Conservatives.
Sure, that MUST be it. Unless Conservatives who are complicit in this bad behavior and the Fox hosts think they’re being victimized by their viewers not being allowed to threaten other people’s lives. They sound so guilty, don’t they?
Because, a Fox commenter was recently arrested for making death threats on social media sites. That was something he did for years and no action was taken until recently, even after threats against the President.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson naturally agreed with his colleagues, adding, “But people have been silenced, and it seems to me, a lot of them are conservatives!”
The poor persecuted soul went on to share a pre-made graphic revealing various accounts that have been suspended on Twitter, including that belonging to the husband of radio host Dana Loesch.
Oh no, that does it. A guy was suspended so it’s a conspiracy. Well it’s highly rumored that Chris Loesch has quite a few accounts on Twitter and that is against the site’s TOU, so it could be that.
Timpf said, “I don’t hear any liberals complain about getting banned on Twitter for something they’ve said and I hear everyday about this happening to conservatives.”
She’s so full of icky poo po.
Twitter’s new policy adds,“You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.”
Oh, but those poor babies at Fox are being victimized. I’ve received quite a few death threats (I have hundreds of screen grabs, OK?) and many others have, too, so we hope Twitter is serious this time. We’ll believe it when we see it though.
But it’s nice that Fox inadvertently admitted that its viewers are complicit in threatening behavior. Because nothing silences people more than death threats, d0xing and hateful remarks aimed at another social site user’s family.
Notice that the policy states that Twitter will no longer allow people to use “fear to silence another user’s voice.” That pretty much sums up Fox New right there.
Image: Screen grab.