Left-wing reporters have started calling on Twitter to ban their conservative competitors after the social media giant permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account.
Sarah Jeong, who briefly joined The New York Times editorial board until her three-year-old racist tweets against white people were discovered, demanded Twitter ban the account of independent journalist Andy Ngo. Ngo is best known for documenting the left-wing extremist movement Antifa, and he has been physically attacked for his efforts.
Jeong wondered on Friday why Twitter hadn’t banned Ngo, claiming that his posting of the mugshots of arrested Antifa members amounts to incitement. She pointed to an article from the Willamette Week where arrested Antifa members bemoaned the fact that Ngo posted their pictures online, which is legal since they are public information. The Antifa members said their lives have been ruined not because of the crimes they committed and resulting arrest, but because Ngo posted their mugshots online.
As Twitchy reported, Ngo found Jeong’s tweet even though she used asterisks in place of some of the letters of his name.
“Like many who refuse to type out the name Trump or just call him ‘45,’ Jeong didn’t even spell out Ngo’s name, but he managed to find her tweet anyway, and remind us all that, yes, Jeong is the woman who used Twitter hashtags like #CancelWhitePeople, obviously inspired by her hatred for ‘dumbass f**king white people’ who ought to live underground ‘like groveling goblins,’” the outlet reported.
Jeong wasn’t the only reporter demanding those she disagreed with be silenced. Yahoo News reporter Alexander Nazaryan also demanded Twitter ban several prominent conservative reporters, including The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. Neither have violated Twitter rules or called for violence. Hemingway has spent years exposing the Russia-collusion hoax perpetrated by Democrats and their media supporters and broke numerous stories relating to the dubious sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
When Twitter suspended the accounts of Trump and former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Nazaryan wrote: “Now do Jack Posobiec, Dan Scavino, Mollie Hemingway, Rogan O’Handley, Tucker Carlson …”
The calls from left-wing reporters come after Big Tech began its crackdown on Trump and his supporters. Twitter permanently banned Trump from its platform on Friday, claiming that Trump’s tweets about his supporters continuing to be heard and not attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration – neither of which included calls to violence of any kind – somehow violated Twitter’s guidelines on inciting or glorifying violence. Here’s what Twitter wrote about its banning of Trump:
On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump tweeted:
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
Shortly thereafter, the President tweeted:
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.
Facebook also banned Trump from posting during the remainder of his term in office, and Snapchat banned him as well. YouTube suspended Trump’s account, and Google took the next step of removing alternate social media website Parler from its store, with Apple threatening to do the same. On Saturday night, Amazon removed Parler from its web-hosting service.