Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter found herself on the wrong side of Twitter’s PC censorship brigade last week thanks to a tweet advertising an article on her website that noted certain hypocrisies in the left’s stance on rape and illegal immigration.
“Liberals are all for rape, provided that the penis forcibly inserted in you is attached to an illegal immigrant,” Coulter wrote alongside a link to a piece called “To Say, ‘Stop Raping Me!’ In English, Press ‘1’ Now” in which she noted how liberals martyred Columbia University’s Mattress Girl while turning a blind eye toward the 14-year-old girl who was raped by two illegal immigrants in Maryland.
Not long after the tweet went live, Coulter received an email from Twitter claiming that the post had been removed for violating the site’s so-called hateful conduct policy. Among other regulations, Twitter bans “behavior that incites fear about a protected group” and “repeated and/or non-consensual slurs, epithets, racist and sexist tropes, or other content that degrades someone.”
Coulter quickly fired back at Twitter for silencing her. “This warning is absolutely in error! It has obviously been generated by a computer because a human would read the linked column and find proof that this tweet is completely, 100% truthful – fact by fact, in side-by-side cases. it is not a joke, not ‘hate,’ it is just the truth,” she quipped.
Twitter has faced pressure from certain governmental authorities to curb content that could be considered offensive to its liberal users, with Germany going so far as to green light a bill that would impose a massive 50 million euro fine on the company “if they fail to swiftly remove illegal content such as hate speech.”