Once again, the Biden administration and big tech have found themselves in quite the quagmire.
After all, how can a permanent ban on Trump possibly be justified, not to mention stories on Hunter completely suffocated, all while the Taliban can apparently flourish across the platform, completely unabated?
That’s right: Apparently Zabihullah Mujahid, who is a spokesman for the Taliban, is able to use Twitter freely and without any restrictions whatsoever, openly delivering orders and using the platform to literally take over an entire nation.
Twitter is sure to suspend Marjorie Taylor Greene at every possibility opportunity, yet it stands down for the Taliban?
Worst of all, the excuse given by Twitter for the Taliban’s apparent free pass is even worse than no excuse at all: The company claimed that other individuals in Afghanistan were using the platform to communicate with one another.
“The situation in Afghanistan is rapidly evolving … We’re also witnessing people in the country using Twitter to seek help and assistance. Twitter’s top priority is keeping people safe, and we remain vigilant. We will continue to proactively enforce our rules and review content that may violate Twitter Rules, specifically policies against glorification of violence and platform manipulation and spam.” [Source: Fox News]
Interesting excuse, Twitter. So, for some reason, the platform can ban one American, Donald J. Trump, while also letting Americans still use the platform, yet Twitter somehow cannot ban an individual terrorist leader while permitting Afghanis to still communicate?
Assuming that the Afghanis really can even communicate?
That excuse, needless to say, is absurd, as it essentially admits that Twitter is either totally incompetent or totally obsessed with Trump to the extent that literal terrorists get a free pass on its platforms.
And if the Taliban isn’t “the glorification of violence” by Twitter “standards,” then what exactly is?
Even CNN had a difficult time reconciling Twitter’s absurdities, as observed by reporter Donie O’Sullivan.
“The former President of the United States is banned from Twitter but the Taliban is not … Whether you agree with deplatforming or not, there’s clearly some big holes in the company’s policy.” [Source: Fox News]
“Big holes” is one of the nicest ways to put it.
“Gaping hypocrisies” is another, although it was nice that CNN bothered to point out Twitter’s nonsense for once. Maybe it will become a continued habit.
Maybe that will even help the network’s ailing ratings.
On top of big tech’s apparent empowerment of the Taliban, National Security Jake Sullivan isn’t doing a whole lot to inspire national confidence, especially when he admitted that U.S. military weaponry has gone straight into the hands of the Taliban.
Oh, and Sullivan doesn’t have “a complete picture” of exactly how many weapons were lost.
“We don’t have a complete picture, obviously, of where every article of defense materials has gone … But certainly, a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban, and, obviously, we don’t have a sense that they are going to readily hand it over to us at the airport.” [Source: Fox News]
This is our National Security Advisor speaking?
Trump ally Mark Meadows, who served as White House Chief of Staff from 2020-2021, was rather blunt in his assessment of Sullivan’s international floundering.
“Billions in taxpayer funded military equipment in the hands of the Taliban, and the White House just admitted they have little idea where it is and no plan whatsoever to get it back. Just outrageous.”[Source: OANN]
Worst of all, Sullivan also apparently thought it would be a good idea to blame the Afghanis for their own misfortune, Biden accountability be damned.
“The president did not think it was inevitable that the Taliban were going to take control of Afghanistan …
He thought the Afghan national security forces could step up and fight because we spent 20 years, tens of billions of dollars, training them, giving them the best equipment, giving them support of U.S. forces for 20 years … When push came to shove, they decided not to step up and fight for their country.” [Source: Fox News]
It does not appear that Biden thinks at all these days, to be frank.
It also sounds like the Biden administration may also be engaging in the very victim blaming that they love to lecture the rest of the world about …
Author: Jane Jones