“Journalists play a critical role in our society: keep the world honest and balanced.
They are true servants of the people,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a tweet from 2015. But it seems only certain kinds of journalist “play a critical role” on Twitter.
Fox News host Pete Hegseth was censored by Twitter, apparently for posting a tweet that showed a screenshot of the manifesto said to have been written by Pensacola shooter Mohammed Alshamrani.
Hegseth said in a tweet, according to the Daily Mail, “Here’s the (now blocked) tweet from Saudi Islamist Mohammed Alshamrani, who murder 3 brave Americans in Florida.
The coward posted it just hours before his terrorist attack. This is Islamist terror. No reason to ever mince words. Saudi Arabia must be held to account.”
Two others were also censored for sharing a screenshot of the manifesto. The Post Millennial’s editor-at-large, Andy Ngo, was suspended (again) for the same reason.
Ngo tweeted, “SITE intelligence group reports that this is the manifesto of Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the Pensacola jihadist.” Filmmaker Mike Cernovich was also suspended until he deleted his tweet with a screencap of the manifesto.
Hegseth shared screenshots of his suspension to Instagram, saying, “Big tech does the bidding of the Left, especially to include anyone who speaks truth about the threat of radical Islam.”
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Yesterday, I was BANNED from @twitter — because I posted a screen shot of the terrorist from Florida tweeting his Islamist motivations. That’s it, a screen shot of a terrorist in his own words. If they can ban me, they will ban anyone. We need to fight back. Heck, I posted the terrorist screen shot on this post too, so stay tune for @instagram banning me too. Big tech does the bidding of the Left, especially to include anyone who speaks truth about the threat of radical Islam.
Every day it becomes more evident that the liberal news media are no longer simply a megaphone for liberals in Washington, New York, and Hollywood. The media are now leading the radical Left and using their platform to push a socialist agenda.
3/Journalists play a critical role in our society: keep the world honest and balanced. They are true servants of the people.
— jack ??? (@jack) March 21, 2015
If exposing the motives of radical Islamists gets you kicked off Twitter, our country is in big trouble.
Political Correctness is a poison to free people.
— Brian Hegseth (@BrianHegseth) December 8, 2019