In a shocking turn of events, The Lords of Twitter have ruled that Rosie O’Donnell’s abusive language targeting Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro should go unpunished. Despite the fact that O’Donnell used crude language including ‘Suck My D***’ And “Lick Me Too Ben,” the Masters of Media ruled that despite Shapiro’s query as to whether O’Donnell’s actions constituted targeted harassment, O’Donnell’s behavior fell within the province of permitted dialogue on Twitter.
Yet Twitter’s own “Hateful Conduct Policy” states:
Examples of what we do not tolerate includes, but is not limited to behavior that harasses individuals or groups of people with … repeated and/or or non-consensual slurs, epithets, racist and sexist tropes, or other content that degrades someone.
Twitter’s seemingly arbitrary decisions when it comes to silencing its users have elicited scrutiny for some time; their suspensions of Milo Yiannopoulos (for attacking actress Leslie Jones on Twitter by saying that she was a “barely literate…black dude”) and Roger Stone (reportedly for tweeting that CNN anchor Don Lemon was a “dumb piece of s***”) drew scrutiny last year. Twitter also suspended Rose McGowan in October, after she told Ben Affleck to “f*** off”; Twitter claimed she was suspended for tweeting out a private phone number in a screenshot of an email from a Hollywood assistant. And of course, Twitter also suspended an ad from Rep. Marsha Blackburn that accused Planned Parenthood of selling baby body parts.