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.

Seriously.

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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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