Twitter has suspended TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk for stating that a biological man who identifies as a transgender woman was a man.
“Truth is banned from Twitter,” Kirk told The Daily Wire on Tuesday afternoon. “They believe they are the arbiters of truth regarding society’s most controversial topics.”
“Rather than allowing Americans to have these debates, they punish defiance, demand that you delete the tweet, and if you do, they get to say, ‘see, we are nice, reasonable tyrants,'” he added. “They want submission. We must not give them what they want.”
Kirk had tweeted about Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Rachel Levine.
“Rachel Levine spent 54 years of his life as a man,” tweeted Kirk on March 15. “He had a wife and a family. He ‘transitioned’ to being a woman in 2011. Joe Biden appointed Levine to be a 4-Star Admiral and now USA Today has named ‘Rachel’ Levine as a ‘Woman of the Year.'”
“Where are the feminists,” queried Kirk.
A Twitter spokesman told The Daily Wire that Kirk’s tweet violated its rules against “hateful conduct.”
“The account owner will be required to delete the violative Tweet and spend 12 hours in read-only mode before regaining full access to their account,” the Twitter spokesman said.
The spokesman pointed The Daily Wire to the company’s “hateful conduct” policy, which states that Twitter prohibits “targeting others with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category.”
“This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals,” the statement said.
But wait. Both these tweets are true. pic.twitter.com/5ollFRUUJO
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 22, 2022
Twitter’s message to Kirk encourages the prominent conservative commentator to delete his tweet in order to be allowed back on Twitter. By deleting the tweet, Kirk acknowledges that his tweet violates Twitter’s rules.
Twitter has repeatedly been censoring users that commented mockingly on USA Today’s declaration of Levine as “Woman of the Year.”
The Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon announced Saturday that Twitter had censored The Babylon Bee for “hateful conduct.” The account was locked over a Babylon Bee piece jokingly naming Levine as “Man of the Year.”
Twitter also took action against Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who also referred to Levine as a man. Though Twitter flagged the tweet as hateful, the platform allowed Paxton’s tweet to remain, stating, “This tweet violated the Twitter Rules about hateful conduct. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the tweet to remain accessible.”
In a statement, Paxton deeply criticized Twitter for censoring accounts for stating “an irrefutable scientific fact:”
Yesterday I stated an irrefutable scientific fact: Rachel Levine is a man. I pointed this out after USA Today named him a “Woman” of the Year. But Levine is not a woman. He has one X and one Y chromosome and other male-sex characteristics. I just follow the science.
For simply saying this matter-of-factly, Twitter blocked it as “hateful.” Users can now only access my statement through a trigger-warning filter. And even then, users can neither like it nor comment on it. At the same time, hundreds of other verified accounts saying the exact same thing remain untouched and unfiltered.
This whole insane episode represents a two-pronged attack from the left — both of which I’m vigorously fighting against. First is the left’s war against human biology, and especially against women. Second is their weaponization of Big Tech against conservative voices.
But Big Tech is not only anti-conservative and anti-Republican. It is now apparently anti-truth and anti-science. I will continue to use all my power to hold them accountable. Even now, I’m exploring legal options to stop their one-sided censorship.