Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, will take a crack, and on the same platform. When Twitter slapped Halley with a warning label on her tweet, she slapped back.
Haley noted that her tweet regarding election fraud was flagged by Twitter as a disputed claim, but Twitter left Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s post questioning the Holocaust unmarked.
“Wow,” Haley tweeted. “When Iran’s Ayatollah says the Holocaust didn’t happen, Twitter doesn’t say ‘this claim is disputed.’ When I say ballot harvesting makes election fraud easier, Twitter says that’s disputed. Wonder why conservatives don’t trust big tech?”
That flagged tweet included two pictures of tweets. One was her earlier marked post about election fraud with a link to Stand by America, her advocacy group that had given examples of election fraud with mail-in ballots and ballot harvesting. The other was Khamenei’s unmarked tweet.
“Despite what the media tells us, election fraud does happen, and policies like ballot harvesting and mailing ballots to people who don’t request them makes it easier,” Haley tweeted in the disputed one. “That needs to stop.”
For more than two weeks, Khamenei’s post has not been noted as a disputed claim or censored by Twitter.
“The next question to ask is: why is it a crime to raise doubts about the Holocaust?” Khamenei tweeted. “Why should anyone who writes about such doubts be imprisoned while insulting the Prophet (pbuh) is allowed?”
Khamenei’s tweet was posted on Oct. 28, just after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told a congressional hearing that Twitter does not have a Holocaust denialism policy, while acknowledging it is false.
Twitter may not have a Holocaust policy but it does have year-old guidelines for world leaders, which state a “focus on the language.”
This was not profane, but it surely was offensive. Maybe it will be disputed if he swears next time.