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Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza and billionaire entrepreneur (and self-proclaimed “Chief Twit”) Elon Musk offered an explanation on Tuesday for why leftists weren’t being allowed back on Twitter — or if they were, why no one was talking about it.
In a brief exchange on Musk’s recently-acquired platform, the two men came to the conclusion that leftists were not being allowed to come back to Twitter largely because they had not been banned in the first place.
“We don’t hear much about Democrats and leftists being let back on Twitter. Why? Because they were never kicked off in the first place. Their lies and misinformation simply escaped all scrutiny. Censorship has been deployed as a one-way operation against conservatives,” D’Souza tweeted, tagging Musk in his post.
We don’t hear much about Democrats and leftists being let back on Twitter. Why? Because they were never kicked off in the first place. Their lies and misinformation simply escaped all scrutiny. Censorship has been deployed as a one-way operation against conservatives @elonmusk
A number of Democrats responded to his tweet, arguing that conservatives were more likely to get banned because they were more likely to violate Twitter’s rules or to engage in “hate speech.” Others argued that banning conservatives was acceptable because Republicans were the only party involved in an alleged attempt to overthrow the government.
But Musk appeared to be on the same wavelength as D’Souza, replying simply: “Correct.”
Musk has been under fire in recent days for allowing certain accounts back on the platform — among them Dr. Jordan Peterson and satire site The Babylon Bee — moves that clearly provoked the ire of NBC reporter Brandy Zadrozny.
Zadrozny, speaking about the shooting that took place on Saturday night at LGBTQ space Club Q in Colorado, argued like many Democrats in media and on Capitol Hill that hateful rhetoric from the right had brought about the shooting.... (Read more)