If you caught my TBN TV show over the weekend (and if you miss an episode, visit https://www.tbn.org/programs/huckabee ), you know my monologue was about the double standard being imposed on conservatives on social media platforms. I warned that conservatives would be watching the Silicon Valley socialists who are trying to make the Information Superhighway into a one-way street. Little did I know that even as I was saying that, a prime example was unfolding.
Candace Owens, a young African-American conservative who has been fearless in speaking out against the “blacks must be liberals” narrative, conducted an experiment. She took two of the offensive, anti-white tweets of Sarah Jeong (the writer the New York Times hired, and is standing by) and changed the references to “whites” to read “blacks” and “Jews.” While Jeong’s liberal defenders insists her tweets weren’t racist, when you change just one word, they become obviously and shockingly racist or anti-Semitic.
But even though Ms Owens made it clear in her tweet what she had done and this was just a demonstration of liberal hypocrisy, not real racist comments, can you guess what happened next? Right: Twitter did something they never did to Ms Jeong: they banned her account for posting just one offensive racist tweet.
Twitter reinstated her 12 hours later, after conservatives raised a ruckus. Twitter apologized, blaming it on the usual mistake by bots, algorithms or whatever, which are totally neutral, yet mostly seem to ban conservatives while letting offensive liberal tweets slide.
The lesson: if you’re a conservative, posting one racist tweet about blacks or Jews will get you banned, even if it is clearly labeled as an illustration of the evils of racism. And if you’re a liberal, posting multiple racist tweets about white people will get you a job at the New York Times.