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They banned the Post, but Twitter didn’t take these tweets down

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When Twitter banned the New York Post one year ago, it was clear from the start that the decision was arbitrary, hypocritical — and political. 

The Post asked our friends at Twitchy.com, a site dedicated to chronicling the worst of Twitter, to help collect some examples of things the service didn’t ban. Go after a Democratic politician and you’re flagged. But call for a Republican to die, and everything’s fine: 

Supreme Leader Khamenei did not have this tweet taken down.
  • An Oklahoma TV station and Rolling Stone falsely reported that hospitals were “overrun” with people overdosing on ivermectin. Turned out the story wasn’t true, and the one source made it up. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC still promotes it though
Rachel Maddow MSNBC
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC shared the false reporting from her account.
  • Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam gets to share conspiracies about Jews: 
Louis Farrakhan posted about an outlandish conspiracy theory.
Louis Farrakhan posted about an outlandish conspiracy theory.
  • Author and producer Reza Aslan wants an overthrow:
Reza Aslan tweet
Reza Aslan tweeted about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death an a potential Supreme Court replacement.
  • Twitter used to add “context needed” and other tags to President Donald Trump’s tweets. Where’s the context for Biden’s lie that his legislative agenda is going to cost zero dollars? The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates that the plans would add nearly $1 trillion to the debt over the next decade. 
President Biden has claimed his spending bill will add to America's debt.
President Biden has claimed his spending bill will add to America’s debt.
A spokesperson for China said the issues facing the Uyghers were “fake news.”
  • Despite the Atlanta killer saying he was motivated by a twisted sex addiction, Meathead knows better — and whom to blame.
Rob Reiner tried to place blame on Donald Trump for the Atlanta spa shooting.
Rob Reiner tried to place blame on Donald Trump for the Atlanta spa shooting.
Buzzfeed's story was not removed from Twitter.
Buzzfeed’s story was not removed from Twitter.
Sawyer Hacket's incorrect tweet about Border Patrol was also not removed.
Sawyer Hackett’s incorrect tweet about Border Patrol was also not removed.
  • And finally, Jen Psaki, who is still lying about us. The Hunter Biden laptop wasn’t Russian disinformation, never was, but Twitter is fine with the president’s spokesperson saying so. 
Jen Psaki wrote about the Post's story on Hunter Biden's laptop and said it was incorrect.
Jen Psaki wrote about the Post’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop and said it was incorrect.



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