Twitter OK with threat to kill Clarence Thomas, but censors COVID study
Twitter's values were on display this week with the social media giant's censorship of a peer-reviewed study that conflicted with its COVID-19 narrative while allowing, at the same time, death threats against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Just the News noted the threats reported by Center Square juxtaposed with the suspension of the account of Brown University epidemiologist Andrew Bostom for sharing the results of study published by the Andrology Society of America.
The study found a temporary sperm reduction from Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Twitter said Bostom's post violated its rule against "spreading misleading or potentially harmful information related to COVID-19."
Meanwhile, Center Square compiled several threats against Thomas by users along with calls to burn down the Supreme Court building in response to the ruling announced Friday that overturned Roe v. Wade.
A post from the anonymous account "Redfern" said, "i'm going to assassinate supreme court justice Clarence Thomas." A user flagged it, but according to a screenshot of a purported Twitter response to the user, the tweet didn't violate the company's safety policies.
A user named Roberto replied to the Redfern tweet: "So the red flags will take care of this guy right? Or are they going to be used only against conservatives?"
See the tweet:
Libs of TikTok said Redfern alluded to buying a gun days before the Thomas threat. Center Square reported that while the Redfern tweet is now labeled as violating Twitter's rules, the user was not suspended. The account is labeled "doesn't exist," which means Redfern shut it down.