Banning American conservatives from social media and not the Taliban proves “we” don’t know who the bad guys are any more

by Micah Curtis

Where is the sense in banning Donald Trump from Twitter on the grounds of ‘inciting violence’ yet allowing the Taliban to carry on tweeting as they storm the presidential palace in Kabul?

In the years since 9/11 a political divide emerged within America that widened through the Obama years, continued to expand during Trump’s tenure and, despite Biden’s claims to the contrary, still grows today. We have seen the definitions of words constantly changed or applied in places that make no sense. Terms like racist, homophobe, and sexist are used as epithets for people that others don’t agree with rather than for those who genuinely hate black people, gays or women. In the age of social media, it seems we can’t  even work out who the terrorists are, either.

As the Taliban retake Afghanistan you can go on Twitter and see one of their spokesmen discuss it with no fear of being censored. Let’s think about this for a second. You have one of the most notorious terrorist groups in the world having free rein on social media while conservatives, like former president Donald Trump, and the accounts discussing election audits in several states across America are banned.

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