Twitter, which has come under fire of late for censoring posts its team deems inappropriate — meaning, conservative in ideology or critical of Islam — has just labeled an opinion piece about women in Iran removing their head scarves as “sensitive material.”
Here’s what happened.
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch retweeted this Twitter post:
“We are not fighting against a piece of cloth,” Ms. Alinejad told me. “We are fighting for our dignity. If you can’t choose what to put on your head, they won’t let you be in charge of what is in your head, either.” https://t.co/5K1OK0Pf5b
— Jerry Coyne (@Evolutionistrue) February 4, 2018
And it wasn’t long after that a Jihad Watch reader alerted him to this message, from Twitter:
That’s the big question, isn’t it — why would Twitter find an opinion piece based on the factual reporting of Iranian women liberating themselves from the head scarf?
This is a cultural jihad, an attempt of the media to water down the truths of Islam and create a hyper-sensitivity toward the religion that the U.S. Constitution does not recognize — that America’s First Amendment does not allow.
Or, as Spencer puts it: “Twitter, like Facebook, seems determined to implement Sharia norms regarding speech.”
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