Good Job Twitter: Blocked Account Of Dutch Far Right Leader

Dutch far-right politician and anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter had temporarily blocked his account following remarks he made about a political rival. Wilders, who cannot easily appear in public due to threats against him by Islamists, relies heavily on Twitter to communicate with his supporters. He has 811,000 followers, second only to Prime Minister Mark Rutte among Dutch politicians.“Twitter often tolerates death threats against me, but not a factual tweet by me about a colleague. Madness!,” he said in a statement. Twitter could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokesman for Wilders’ Freedom Party sent a screenshot of his account showing the ban, which was due to expire in around eight hours.The tweet that led to Wilders’ block referred to D-66, a progressive center-left party as “suckers ...who import ever more Islam and then weep crocodile tears over the consequences, such as honor killings.” Wilders is currently appealing a 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination for an incident in which he led followers in chanting they wanted “fewer! fewer! fewer” Moroccans in the Netherlands....

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Twitter is a private co. They can block whoever they want for any random reason. I wish they would use that power more often.

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5 minutes ago, francoba said:

Twitter is a private co. They can block whoever they want for any random reason. I wish they would use that power more often.

Anyone who is showing disrespect to others and spread out hate speech can not get space for it ...

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Freedom of language is often abused. There must be some measure.

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13 minutes ago, ThunderBlade said:

Dutch far-right politician and anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter had temporarily blocked his account following remarks he made about a political rival. Wilders, who cannot easily appear in public due to threats against him by Islamists, relies heavily on Twitter to communicate with his supporters. He has 811,000 followers, second only to Prime Minister Mark Rutte among Dutch politicians.“Twitter often tolerates death threats against me, but not a factual tweet by me about a colleague. Madness!,” he said in a statement. Twitter could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokesman for Wilders’ Freedom Party sent a screenshot of his account showing the ban, which was due to expire in around eight hours.The tweet that led to Wilders’ block referred to D-66, a progressive center-left party as “suckers ...who import ever more Islam and then weep crocodile tears over the consequences, such as honor killings.” Wilders is currently appealing a 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination for an incident in which he led followers in chanting they wanted “fewer! fewer! fewer” Moroccans in the Netherlands....

Any restriction is a kind of censorship ...

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2 hours ago, ThunderBlade said:

Dutch far-right politician and anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter had temporarily blocked his account following remarks he made about a political rival. Wilders, who cannot easily appear in public due to threats against him by Islamists, relies heavily on Twitter to communicate with his supporters. He has 811,000 followers, second only to Prime Minister Mark Rutte among Dutch politicians.“Twitter often tolerates death threats against me, but not a factual tweet by me about a colleague. Madness!,” he said in a statement. Twitter could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokesman for Wilders’ Freedom Party sent a screenshot of his account showing the ban, which was due to expire in around eight hours.The tweet that led to Wilders’ block referred to D-66, a progressive center-left party as “suckers ...who import ever more Islam and then weep crocodile tears over the consequences, such as honor killings.” Wilders is currently appealing a 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination for an incident in which he led followers in chanting they wanted “fewer! fewer! fewer” Moroccans in the Netherlands....

I seem to recall another "far right" Dutch politician murdered by a far left hero. 

Nothing much is changing This many years later

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Twitter stomps out and bans many conservative voices.  While openly allowing death threats by "progressives" against conservatives and Trump.  Total double standards.

 

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Europe will be changing for the better and have more rights in the future.

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On 5/31/2019 at 10:30 AM, ThunderBlade said:

Dutch far-right politician and anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter had temporarily blocked his account following remarks he made about a political rival. Wilders, who cannot easily appear in public due to threats against him by Islamists, relies heavily on Twitter to communicate with his supporters. He has 811,000 followers, second only to Prime Minister Mark Rutte among Dutch politicians.“Twitter often tolerates death threats against me, but not a factual tweet by me about a colleague. Madness!,” he said in a statement. Twitter could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokesman for Wilders’ Freedom Party sent a screenshot of his account showing the ban, which was due to expire in around eight hours.The tweet that led to Wilders’ block referred to D-66, a progressive center-left party as “suckers ...who import ever more Islam and then weep crocodile tears over the consequences, such as honor killings.” Wilders is currently appealing a 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination for an incident in which he led followers in chanting they wanted “fewer! fewer! fewer” Moroccans in the Netherlands....

Hooray for Wilders! Down with Twitter!

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I agree (not).  Now we only have access to leftist propaganda😂😂

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On 5/31/2019 at 8:37 AM, pinto said:

Anyone who is showing disrespect to others and spread out hate speech can not get space for it ...

Let them speak.  Everyone will quickly figure out if it is Slander or hate speech.  Or a business, government, institution can be a dictatorial coward which ultimately leads to blood in the streets as one has no other option to civily talk issues to a logical conclusion. 

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How is this a "good job"? This is outright censorship. I don't like encountering opinions that are at the opposing end of the opinion spectrum from mine but I wouldn't want them silenced. Honestly, did the world learn nothing from the Soviet experiment? The further you push the pendulum in one direction, the further -- and faster -- it will swing back in the other direction.

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