Twitter keeps emphasizing its feminism. Its Trust and Safety Council includes Feminist Frequency, a group associated with Anita Sarkeesian: a notorious troll who claims to be a feminist. During the last Hamas campaign against Israel, Sarkeesian went out of her way to bash Israel and Jews, but has yet to tweet about the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, though she appears to be taking part in an event for the Geena Davis Institute (it’s every bit as stupid as you would think) warning about the disturbing fact that female video game characters are more likely to wear revealing clothing.
Meanwhile, the Taliban is free to operate on Twitter. Unlike conservatives.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid maintains an active presence on the website, where he enjoyed more than 200,000 followers as of Tuesday. He also is not the group’s only member using social media to promote the Taliban’s message. An announcement Mujahid posted earlier in the day about a Taliban press conference in Kabul drew messages from some of his supporters, including one who went by the name Muhammad Ibrahim.
Ibrahim’s history on the website showed that he used his account in July to provide advice to one self-proclaimed 26-year-old Bangaladeshi man seeking to join the terror group. “I want to join Taliban,” the man wrote in a July 14 message. “Pls help me.”
Jack’s good with this. Presumably so is the Trust and Safety Council.
Asked on Tuesday whether Twitter would join Facebook, TikTok and other tech companies in banning the terror group, a spokesman for the company sidestepped the question, saying in a statement it would “continue to proactively enforce” its rules on the “glorification of violence, platform manipulation and spam.”
If Anita Sarkeesian has any objections to this, she’s saying nothing. Neither is the ADL which also sits on Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council.
This is what fake professional feminism looks like.