It also keeps active the account of the author of the attack on Salman Rushdie

Twitter refuses to censor Islamist's death threat against J.K. Rowling

The Californian company is once again at the center of the controversy due to its curious criteria when it comes to applying its rules of conduct.

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Threatened with death by a supporter of the Iranian dictatorship

This Friday, after showing his support for Salman Rushdie after the serious attack suffered in the US, the British writer J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book saga, was threatened with death by an individual named Meer Asif Aziz who told her: "Don't worry you are next." Rowling herself The writer disclosed that threat in a message posted this Saturday mentioning to the Twitter help account.

The author of this death threat claims to reside in Karachi, Pakistan, and his Twitter account shows images of support for the Islamic regime in Iran. The British writer has released a screenshot of a message from the same individual in which he affirms that the author of the assassination attempt against Rushdie is "a revolutionary" who followed the fatwa of the last Ayatollah:

Twitter refuses to take action against the author of the threat

As reported yesterday, Rowling has reported the death threat to the Police. The writer also reported the threatening message to Twitter. Rowling released this social media response last night, which states the following: "After reviewing the available information, we determined that there were no violations of the Twitter rules in the content you reported."

Rowling has reminded that social network what they say the Twitter rules:

"Terrorism/violent extremism: You may not threaten or promote terrorism or violent extremism."

"Violence: You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence.

At the time of this writing, the author of the threat has deleted his account without Twitter take any action against him. An automated copy can be seen here.

Twitter also does not suspend the account of the author of the attack on Salman Rushdie

Twitter's tolerance of these threats is not an isolated thing: the social network has not even suspended the account of the author of the assassination attempt against Rushdie, which is still active. That individual is also a supporter of the Islamic regime in Iran, as can be seen in his account. Interestingly, Twitter does maintain a permanent veto on Donald Trump, former US president, despite not having been convicted or even arrested for any crime.

The increasingly scandalous ideological bias of Twitter

For a while now, we've seen Twitter do things like censoring a deputy for stating that "a man cannot be pregnant", block the account of a deputy for criticizing abortion, suspend a journalist's account for denouncing a campaign of harassment and also block accounts of other users for fraudulent reports. Coincidentally, all the victims of these acts of censorship were users who had expressed opinions that did not conform to the ideological dogmas of the left.

Let us remember that in 2018 the Californian company itself acknowledged its leftist bias. One wonders if this bias has something to do with her tolerance of Islamist users and threats to the British writer. Let us remember that J.K. Rowling has been suffering a campaign of harassment for years for her criticism of the dogmas of gender ideology, one of the ideological pillars of the Western left. Anything goes to silence those who disagree?

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