Last week, Twitter announced that President Trump’s account had been permanently suspended, citing a “risk of further incitement of violence.”
“After a close review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account,” Twitter said in a statement issued Friday evening.
After news of the ban broke, Twitter users were quick to point out the apparent hypocrisy in the platform’s decision, noting how the accounts of numerous individuals who’ve openly advocated for violence — and in some cases acted on it — have remained untouched.
Here are just a few:
Ayatollah Khamenei (@khamenei_ir)
Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, has openly tweeted his desire to destroy Israel, calling it a “cancerous growth” that must be “uprooted and destroyed.” More recently, the Supreme Leader has implied that the United States could be sharing COVID-19 vaccines abroad in