Lefty Twitter users can still tweet that the suspected gunman in the Boulder, Colorado supermarket shootings is a "white Christian terrorist" – because Twitter doesn’t feel it violates their policy on misinformation.
Believe it or not, Newsweek questioned Twitter about the misleading posts, and received this reply:
The Tweets referenced are not in violation of the Twitter Rules. We will not take action on every instance of misinformation. Currently, our misinformation rules cover COVID-19 misinformation, synthetic and manipulated media and civic integrity.
Newsweek even noted that Twitter locked the account of The Catholic Review, for tweeting an article that described assistant Health and Human Services Secretary Rachel Levine as "a biological man identifying as a transgender woman."
I guess truth from the right violates civic integrity, but lies from the left are far more acceptable.
According to authorities, the suspected gunman, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, was a Muslim born in Syria. So clearly describing him as a "white Christian terrorist" is factual enough for Twitter.
Editor's Note: This piece was first published on MRCTV.org.