Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Sarah Palin tries to get Azealia Banks banned from Twitter. And fails. And Bristol bitches about it
From Daily Mail
Twitter will not suspend Azealia Banks's account after the rapper tweeted that Sarah Palin should be gang raped because the violent language 'was not in violation of the Twitter Rules.'
The social media company's response came after a user submitted a complaint and was first reported by Breitbart.
'We reviewed the content and determined that it was not in violation of the Twitter Rules,' the company said in a statement, according to Breitbart.
The content that Twitter approved of included tweets that had Banks calling for Palin to 'get headf****d by a big, veiny, ashy black d**k' and for 'the biggest burliest blackest n*****s' to 'run a train on her.'
According to Twitter's rule book, the company does not 'tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.'
Violent threats, 'direct or indirect' are also forbidden: 'You may not make threats of violence or promote violence,' the rules read.
Also, the rules state users 'may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others.'
'Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include... if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats.'
Palin has said she is planning to sue Banks over the tweets.
I was surprised Twitter didn't take action against Azealia. Like I said before Azealia's comments were way out of line and Sarah had a point. But I still don't feel sorry for Sarah over this as she has said pretty nasty stuff too over the years, especially about President Obama:
Shuck and jive
Crosshairs map which almost killed Gabby Giffords
Encouraging her followers to harass Joe McGinniss
And now Bristol is whining about it too:
The feud between the Palin family and Azealia Banks continues to drag on more than a week after the rapper called for Sarah to be gang-raped by a group of the 'biggest burliest blackest' men.
On Monday, Bristol went after Twitter over their decision to not remove Banks from their service following her offensive comments, which she eventually deleted from her personal page.
Banks meanwhile took to her still active Twitter to accuse the Palin camp of harassing her and threaten to sue them less than a week after Sarah said she planned to take the New York City native to court.
Bristol spoke about the situation in an interview with Fox 411, saying; 'Twitter’s own words - "We believe that protection from abuse and harassment is a vital part of empowering people to freely express themselves on Twitter."
'I cannot imagine what they would have done if races were reversed. It's unfortunate that Twitter is not truly colorblind in this situation with regards to Miss Banks and her threats.'
Banks meanwhile is now painting herself as a victim in all this claiming that the Palins have refused to leave her alone, and is even suggesting that the Secret Service is now involved in the feud.
'Palins secret service people r still calling my family's phones,' tweeted Banks on Monday afternoon.
'I'm going to be the one filing charges against her soon.'
She then added; 'Because this is harassment.'
Banks also retweeted a poll posted by Bristol asking if she should still be allowed to stay on Twitter, writing; 'Yawn.'
Bristol go back and take care of your children.