• 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.


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