Does Twitter now support ISIS?

Does Twitter now support ISIS?
ISIS in Syria. YouTube, VICE News

On Wednesday, Twitchy informed us that social media giant Twitter didn’t have a problem with Keith Olbermann telling his one million plus followers to harass a turkey hunter, nor did it have a problem with an account that called for the stoning of Jews. It did, however, seem to have a problem with a Louisiana-based artist who posted a video poking fun at ISIS.

According to Twitter, the message violated (get ready for it!) Indian law.


Twitchy noted, “Calling for the murder of Jews is fine, but making fun of ISIS … well, that’s just a bridge too far. Because … Indian law?”

The responses to Matt Dawson’s tweet were mostly expressions of incredulity:

Apparently Pakistani law, too.

Dawson followed up with his own incredulity:

Sound idea.

It’s one thing when the House of Representatives sets out to reprimand one of its new members for her anti-Semitic remarks and instead ends up condemning every act of hatred out of fear of naming names. It’s another when a social media platform takes issue with a joke made by one of its users at the expense of terrorists.

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Joe Newby is an IT professional. He has written for Conservative Firing Line, Examiner, NewsBusters, and Spokane Faith and Values.


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