David Horowitz, a conservative activist, responded to a decision made by Twitter to re-suspend his account after they lifted it on Tuesday night, claiming that it was a “mistake.” Initially, Horowitz was suspended from Twitter for allegedly replying to a tweet from Rep. Ilhan Omar.
In his tweet, Horowitz wrote that he had protested the suspension Tuesday morning and had “received an email from Twitter saying it was a ‘mistake’ and unsuspending me,” according to The Washington Post. In a text from Horowitz to Libertarian commentator David Rubin, Horowitz wrote: “I responded to a tweet by Omar in which she blamed Israel for the 700 Hamas/Iranian rockets fired on civilians in Israel and called on the U.S. to withdraw its support from Israel.”
Horowitz continued by saying: “My offending comment followed: ‘Oh, and then we get on with killing more Jews.’ This was deemed a hateful comment against an individual although it actually wasn’t.”
After Twitter temporarily suspended Horowitz’s account, he responded to a tweet that had pointed out that “It is amazing that ‘glitches’ always occur with people on the right. Never the left.” Horowitz replied with: “I don’t believe it was a glitch.”
While The Western Journal was working on the story of Horowitz’s initial suspension, they realized that once again his account had been suspended. They reached out to Horowitz for a comment. In an email written by Horowitz on Wednesday, he said: “Twitter’s decision to re-suspend me for the same ‘infraction’ they admitted yesterday was a ‘mistake’ on their part, and attributed to a ‘confusion’ over spam, shows how incompetent and stupid they are… and therefore how dangerous.”
He continued by saying: “I was targeted because I am a conservative, and the leftist programmers for the tech giants are totalitarians who want to smear and suppress people who disagree with them.” As of late Wednesday afternoon, Horowitz’s account was back online.
Recently, Twitter has been under scrutiny for its alleged anti-conservative bias. In March, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, and one of his top executives were put under the spotlight for their enforcement of hate speech rules that seem to be driven by left-bias ideology. Unfortunately, their rules seem to be at the expense of those that have different views and are simply exercising their right to free speech.
Dorsey and Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s global lead for public safety, had to continuously defend themselves while they appeared on the well-known podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.” Independent Journalist Tim Pool told Dorsey and Gadde that “Twitter is slowly gaining, in my opinion, too much control from your personal ideology, based on what you’ve researched is right, over American discourse.” Dorsey admitted that Twitter does indeed make ideological decisions, but they’re looking to broaden their views by expanding their workforce out of San Francisco.
At the end of April, Dorsey met with President Trump at the White House. During the meeting, President Trump questioned Dorsey about Twitter’s anti-conservative bias. In a pair of tweets, Trump criticized Twitter by saying “they don’t treat me well as a Republican. Very discriminatory, hard for people to sign on. Constantly taking people off list. Big complaints from many people. Different names-over 100 M.”
Trump continued by saying: “But should be much higher than that if Twitter wasn’t playing their political games. No wonder Congress wants to get involved — and they should. Must be more, and fairer, companies to get out the WORD!”