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Rashida Tlaib Tag

There has been a lot of anger at Rep. Rashida Tlaib's statement about the Holocaust. Unfortunately, much of it has focused on her use of the term "calming feeling," which has enabled defenders to claim the term was taken out of context. But those defenders ignore the rest of the context, which was far worse than the term "calming feeling."

For the past couple of years, there has been an increasing concern that tech giants, particularly social media giants, were making highly politicized decisions as to who they kicked off their platforms. A conspiracy theorist like Alex Jones was kicked off Twitter (and deplatformed elsewhere) while anti-Trump conspiracy theorists continue to flourish on Twitter. Some conspiracy theorists apparently are more equal on Twitter.

Rashida Tlaib is a new Palestinian-American congresswoman from the Detroit area. She's also an Israel hater and supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which is a modern version of the anti-Jewish boycotts dating back at least to the 1920s in the then British Mandate for Palestine. (See my lecture, The Real History of the BDS Movement.)