Trump barred from Twitter, but Taliban spokesman tweets away
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Mon Aug 16 08:25:40 2021
By Edmund DeMarche
Published 9 hours ago
Twitter’s standards were called into question on Sunday after users
pointed out that a key Taliban spokesman has been using the platform to
give updates about the group’s advance within the country while former President Trump’s account remains permanently suspended.
Zabihullah Mujahid’s account is not verified but has nearly 280,000
followers and is regularly cited by major news outlets. He recently
tweeted an update on "military units" entering Kabul. He wrote that
their "advance is continuing normally."
Jerome Riviere, the French politician, took to Twitter and posted:
"Freedom and democracy are not doing well when #Twitter continues to
ban #Trump’s account but relays the #Taliban spokesperson’s without any second thoughts."
Twitter did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox
News seeking comment.