Conservative commentator Candace Owens, a black woman, wanted to make a point on Twitter and boy did she ever. The New York Times new editorial board member Sarah Jeong has dominated the news cycle these past few days due to her old racist tweets against white people. The left has defended her because, after all, white people cannot experience racism. Duh.

Owens decided to expose the double standard by changing Jeong’s tweets. Instead of white, she used Jewish and black. Twitter immediately suspended her account for 12 hours.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/05/twitter-suspends-candace-owens/

via The Daily Caller

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The suspension led to backlash, which caused Twitter to restore Owens’ account. From The Daily Caller:

“Twitter takes reports of violations of the Twitter Rules very seriously,” Twitter’s support team wrote in an email to Owens, who shared it with TheDCNF. “After reviewing your account, it looks like we made an error.”

“This was our mistake and we’ve apologized to the account owner for the error,” a spokeswoman for Twitter told TheDCNF. The spokesperson did not say whether a human content monitor or an algorithm was responsible for suspending Owens’ account.

Owens spoke to The Daily Caller and said the experiment worked:

“The thing is, I wouldn’t have minded if I was locked out, because I actually agree with Twitter that that language is inappropriate,” Owens said.

“My point in tweeting that and replacing the word with black and Jewish yesterday was to show how different that mentality is when you see it in that context and you see talking about Jewish people and predisposed to burning under the sun or black people saying they should live underground,” she said.

“It’s horrifically racist, but somehow we’ve gotten to a point in society where it’s OK to say the exact same thing about white people, and that’s problematic.”

Twitter and Facebook keep facing criticism over supposed censorship of those with conservative views. There’s talk of Twitter “shadow banning” prominent conservatives, which is “limiting the reach of disfavored accounts.” The platform simply removes “your name from from its autopopulated drop-down search box, making it harder to find you.” This tactic has targeted Republican Reps. Mark Meadows (NC) and Matt Gaetz (FL) among others.

Look, Twitter is a private company and can dow whatever it wants, but don’t be shocked when people find your claims of upholding your policy as disingenuous. Double standards suck.

Racism is racism and hate is hate. In my original post about Jeong I asked why it’s okay to have racist views against white people and not blacks or Asians? Why is it okay to hate Christians and Jews, but not Muslims? It shouldn’t be okay to hold any racist or hatred views.

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