twitter seems keen to protect the DNC princes & princesses

Twitter suspends WND for Seth Rich report
Bob Unruh, WND, May 24 2017

Twitter, whose founder has expressed regret that his organization’s advocacy for free speech may have contributed to Donald Trump’s election as president, on Wednesday suspended for 12 hours’s account for a headline tweet on Donna Brazile’s involvement in the scandal developing over the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich. Rich died in a gun attack in Faschingstein last July, and several individuals believe he was the source of DNC internal emails that were turned over to WikiLeaks and published on the Internet on the eve of the DNC. Twitter declined to comment when asked by a WND reporter, except to ask which account was being referenced. A WND company official confirmed the tweet was deleted per the company’s instructions. The news story was about a private detective’s revelation that former DNC interim chairwoman Donna Brazile was the high-ranking DNC representative who allegedly called police and the Rich family and demanded to know why a private investigator was “snooping” into the case. The detective, Rod Wheeler, told WND:

The high-ranking DNC official that called the police after I inquired about Rich’s case was Donna Brazile. Why shouldn’t I reveal who it was?

Brazile, who was also a CNN contributor and a Hillary for Pindostan donor at the time, was caught providing Clinton with questions that would later be asked of Clinton at a televised CNN town hall. In an interview with Fox News before the election, Brazile denied leaking the questions to Clinton, but in a Mar 17 2017, column for Time magazine, she finally admitted doing so, saying it was a “mistake I will forever regret.” A spokesman for the Rich family has repeatedly criticized detective Wheeler, who was hired by the family in March, for not ruling out the possibility that Rich may have leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks. The family recently sent Wheeler a “cease and desist” order to stop his investigation into the murder. As WND reported, Rich was murdered Jul 10 2016, a block from his home in an affluent neighborhood of Faschingstein He was shot in the back with a handgun at 0418 and nothing was taken from him. He was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead at 0557. On Jul 22, just 12 days after Rich’s death and days before the DNC in Philadelphia, WikiLeaks released 20,000 emails from DNC officials. Wheeler said in several interviews last week that a federal investigator has elaborate details of Rich’s connection to WikiLeaks and is a credible source. While the Twitter rules don’t address news stories about high-profile public figures and high-profile public scandals, it appears there were no violations under the company’s trademark, copyright, graphic content, unlawful use, Twitter badges, abuse, violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct, account abuse, private information, impersonation, self-harm or spam restrictions. However, the rules are open-ended in several categories so that if a politically motivated employee was offended, he could push the button.

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Apologizes for Helping Trump Win White House
Geller Report, May 24 2017

Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, went on a snark attack against President Donald Trump, a prolific tweeter if there ever was one, and outright apologized for helping the former businessman reach the pinnacle of power, the White House. His apology is a bit like white people, circa 2017, issuing heartfelt mea culpas for slavery. Williams, it should be noted, is still a board of directors of Twitter. In an interview with the NYT, he said his organization was intended to give everyone a chance to engage in the free exchange of thoughts and ideas. But apparently, he now feels he created a monster; that the free exchange offered Trump and by logical extension Trump supporters has just gone too far. Dammit. And he’s not gonna take it any more. As Indian Express wrote:

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, in an interview, apologised for making Trump’s presidency possible. Williams, who still is a member of Twitter’s board of directors, in an interview to NYT, he said the purpose of his organisation was to give everyone a chance to have free exchange of information and ideas. ‘I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place. I was wrong about that,’ Williams was quoted by the newspaper. He further went on to apologise in case the microblogging website played a role in getting Trump elected as the 45th POTUS, saying: ‘It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that. If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry.’ Williams also described the internet as “broken”. He further added that he wishes to repair the damage done by internet in the form of online trolls, fake news, cyber-bullying and live-streamed violence. Trump, in an interview to FT in April, credited his success to Twitter, saying: ‘Without the tweets, I wouldn’t be here. I have over 100m followers between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Over 100 million. I don’t have to go to the fake media.’

Twitter Suspends WND For Seth Rich Story
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, May 25 2017

A couple of days ago, WND ran a story entitled “Bombshell: Donna Brazile Warned Off Private Eye On Seth Rich Murder.” The story was sourced back to on-the-record quotes provided by Detective Rod Wheeler who was hired by the Rich family shortly after their son’s suspicious murder in Jul 2016. Among other things, Wheeler said that it was former DNC interim chairwoman Donna Brazile who allegedly called police and the Rich family and demanded to know why a private investigator was “snooping” into Rich’s death. Veteran homicide detective Rod Wheeler told WND:

The high-ranking DNC official that called the police after I inquired about Rich’s case was Donna Brazile. Why shouldn’t I reveal who it was?

Unfortunately, Twitter seemed to take issue with the story and sent a message to WND demanding that they delete their Tweet advertising it. Of course, Twitter refused to highlight which of their rules (which can be found here) had been violated when asked by WND. After a quick review, we must admit that we would have a hard time identifying which rule was ‘violated’ as well. Here is a list of Twitter’s “Abusive Behavior” rules. See if you can figure out which of them was violated.

  • Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.
  • Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
    • if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others;
    • if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
    • if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and
    • if the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts.
  • Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.
  • Multiple account abuse: Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
  • Private information: You may not publish or post other people’s private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address, or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission. In addition, you may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent. Read more about our private information policy here.
  • Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. Read more about our impersonation policy here.
  • Self-harm: You may encounter someone considering suicide or self harm on Twitter. When we receive reports that a person is threatening suicide or self harm, we may take a number of steps to assist them, such as reaching out to that person expressing our concern and the concern of other users on Twitter or providing resources such as contact information for our mental health partners.

But that’s not really the point now is it? Perhaps the reason we can’t find the ‘rule’ that was violated is because Twitter doesn’t overtly publish their policy which demands the censoring all media which conflicts with their ‘progressive’ worldview. Or maybe Twitter simply deemed the story to be ‘fake news’? If so, perhaps Twitter could share their evidence that negates the on-the-record quotes reported by WND. Or maybe Twitter just assumed that an upstanding citizen like Brazile, a woman who destroyed her own integrity by sharing debate questions with Hillary’s campaign and subsequently lying about those actions on every media outlet in existence, would never do such a thing. Moreover, if Twitter is now in the business of censoring ‘fake news’ then perhaps they can explain why our friends at CNN, the NYT & WaPo seem to be able to publish numerous ‘fake news’ stories, on a daily basis, without consequence? Remember that whole ‘Golden Showers’ dossier that CNN pumped relentlessly over Twitter that was subsequently debunked with very minimal efforts. Curiously, we don’t remember CNN or Jim Acosta being temporarily suspended for pumping that story:

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