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A PUBLIC LETTER

July 10, 2018

To:

Jack Dorsey, CEO
Twitter, Inc.
1355 Market St., Suite 900
San Francisco, CA, 94103-1337

From:

Jon Sutz, Editor
Ken Abramowitz, Founder & President
SaveTheWest.com

Re:

Twitter enabling, protecting and profiting from foreign and domestic terrorists to post at will, while banning other users for minor violations of your terms of service

Dear Mr. Dorsey:

To your credit, in April 2018, Twitter announced that it had suspended 1,200,000 accounts between August 2015 and year-end 2017, due to what it claimed were “violations related to the promotion of terrorism.” At the time, Twitter announced:

“We continue to see the positive, significant impact of years of hard work making our site an undesirable place for those seeking to promote terrorism, resulting in this type of activity increasingly shifting away from Twitter.”

To Twitter’s shame, however, in contravention of this statement, through a variety of acts and omissions, it has been enabling, protecting, and — along with your advertisers — profiting from other users who engage in terrorist activity. These include, but are not limited to:

Certain left-wing “celebrities”

The recently-designated domestic terrorist group ANTIFA

The New York affiliate of the Occupy Wall St. network

 

The purpose of this letter is to provide you, and the general public, with evidence to support this allegation, in the hopes that Twitter will rapidly implement new measures to ensure that your platform can no longer be used to incite, justify or threaten terrorist violence against anyone.


Definitions and legal statutes

As the novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand said:

The truth or falsehood of all of man’s conclusions, inferences, thought and knowledge rests on the truth or falsehood of his definitions.

In order to ensure that we are on the same page, here is how Oxford’s English Dictionary defines terrorism, which is similar to other (civilized) definitions of the word:

The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

The FBI and other (civilized) law enforcement and counter-terrorism agencies around the world employ similar definitions.

As we presume you know, using or enabling the use of the Internet to make or facilitate terrorist threats, or incite violence, are crimes at both the federal level, and in California:

  • Threatening the president, vice-president, or other Secret Service protectee (18 U.S.C. 871)
  • Threatening another person, or his property or reputation (18 U.S.C. 875)
  • Threatening or stalking another person while hiding behind a fictitious identity — or knowingly allow one’s website to be used for this purpose (47 U.S.C. § 223(a)(1)(C), 2006)

In terms of a defining a “threat,” U.S. law and case precedent make it clear that this term is to be defined not by the perpetrator’s ability or even intent to carry it out, but rather, by proving (1) that the perpetrator intentionally and deliberately issued the threat, and (2) the context in which it is received. In other words, would a reasonable person feel threatened by what was said, and the context in which it was transmitted? (United States v. Darby, 37 F.3d 1059, 1066)

Specifically pertaining to Internet threats, you may recall that in July 2010, upon indicting Zachary Chesser, a Virginia-based Islamist terrorist, U.S. Department of Justice attorneys announced that the charges were leveled, in part, because the defendant “used the Internet to incite violence.” Further:

Zachary Chesser seriously endangered the lives of innocent people who will remain at risk for many years to come. His solicitation of extremists to murder U.S. citizens also caused people throughout the country to fear speaking out – even in jest – lest they also be labeled as enemies who deserved to be killed.

(Note: Chesser pleaded guilty to all charges, and in February 2011 was sentenced to 25 years in prison.)

Further, the acting FBI Assistant Director said, in terms of the broader use of the Internet to perpetrate terrorism, including threats:

Using broad-based communication channels to threaten, harm and intimidate and then incite others to do the same will not be tolerated.


An overview of the terrorist activity that Twitter has been enabling, protecting, and profiting from (along with its advertisers)

The evidence to validate these allegations is contained in Section x of this letter. Here, however, is an overview:

Twitter

 

 

Letter coming.

Users cited in this report – check to see if Twitter is still allowing them to incite hate and violence — and in doing so, enabling itself and its advertisers to profit from this activity:

Nathaniel Amirite (@NAmirite) | Twitter

nebraska antifa (@antifa_ne) | Twitter

Eugene Antifa (@eugeneantifa) | Twitter

Tom Arnold ‏Verified account @TomArnold

Peter Henry Fonda (@iamfonda) | Twitter

Pat Dussault (@PatDussault) | Twitter


March 3, 2018: Twitter permanently banned a user for calling Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) a “retard” and “a crazy old lying lunatic in a bad wig”

On February 16, 2018, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), posted the following attack on a website, The American Mirror, that had been critical of her, including the recently-disclosed video of her physically embracing Islamist hate preacher Louis Farrakhan (see the 3:43 mark here; more on this in the June 8, 2018 update):

In response, a user who follows The American Mirror, @TrueJackDaniel, posted a comment in rebuttal to Waters’ Tweet, which read:

“We’re not Russian bots, you retard.”

According to an article at The American Mirror, Twitter then imposed a 7-day suspension on @TrueJackDaniel. After that was over, @TrueJackDaniel then posted another reply to Waters, which read:

“Nobody believes a crazy old lying lunatic in a bad wig.”

According to The American Mirror’s article, Twitter “forced [@TrueJackDaniel] to delete the Tweet.”

Then, Twitter permanently banned @TrueJackDaniel — a fact that is borne out by this June 23, 2018 search for his handle at Twitter:


June 3, 2018: Twitter allowed Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to post a threat to destroy Israel — and has left it published, and allowed him to continue posting, despite the public outcry

On June 3, 2018, Khamenei posted the following Tweet, reiterating his long-standing threat, as “Supreme Leader” of Iran, calling the Jewish state of Israel “a cancer,” and his desire to to destroy it:

Between June 4-5, Twitter was subjected to numerous complaints, both from users and from prominent media organizations, including Fast Company:

Why won’t Twitter suspend Iran’s Supreme Leader after threatening tweet?, by Rina Raphael, Fast Company, June 5, 2018. Excerpt:

As many quickly pointed out, it felt very much like a threat–one openly calling for an entire country’s destruction. On Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel quickly condemned the tweet and reinforced that Israel’s security was a top priority for Germany, reports The Daily Mail. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland also weighed in, denouncing the “incitement to violence.”

Twitter’s rules dictate:

“You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people.”

And yet, when the tweet was reported to Twitter management, the reply was, “there was no violation of the Twitter Rules against abusive behavior.” In response to a request for comment, a Twitter rep directed Fast Company to its policy on world leaders, specifically the passage:

“Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate.”

So basically, Twitter’s position is that an unelected “world leader” using its service to threaten to wipe off the face of the Earth the lone Jewish nation, in which more than half of the world’s Jews live, is not a violation of its policy. Got it.

Question: Would you feel the same way if (the duly-elected) President Trump threatened to wipe off the face of the Earth a Muslim nation? Or, after being the most persecuted group in history, a nation was created as a refuge for the LGBT community, and Trump used his Twitter account to threaten to blow it off the face of the Earth?

And by the way, Twitter has left this post published, as of June 23, 2018:


June 8, 2018: Twitter continues to allow Islamist hate preacher Louis Farrakhan to post his hatred and incitement against Jews, the LGBT community, and white people, at will

If you aren’t fully aware of who Farrakhan is, and what he preaches — and the violence that has resulted — here is a sampling:

“These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength. …It’s the wicked Jews, the false Jews, that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality.”

February 26, 2006, Saviours’ Day sermon

“In 100 years, [Jews have come to] control movies, television, recording, publishing, commerce, radio, they own it all!”

February 26, 2012, Saviours’ Day sermon

“God don’t like men coming to men with lust in their hearts like you should go to a female. … If you think that the kingdom of God is going to be filled up with that kind of degenerate crap, you’re out of your damn mind.”

— 1996 statement, quoted in gay website The Advocate

“White people deserve to die. And they know it! Stalk them, and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”

August 3, 2015 sermon;

[Jews] are responsible for the “degenerate behavior in Hollywood turning men into women and women into men,” and are “the mother and father of apartheid.”

February 25, 2018, Saviours’ Day sermon

It should be noted that Farrakhan’s words and presence on social media has resulted in crimes being perpetrated by his followers against two of his favorite target groups: Jews, and white people:

  • Within 18 months of Farrakhan’s August 2015 hate sermon, explicitly calling for his followers to murder white people, three went on mass-murder rampages against white people; see documentation here, here, here
  • Within weeks after Farrakhan’s 2018 hate sermon against Jews, specifically what he refers to as “fake Jews” (or “false Jews”), two of his followers attacked Jews in America — both on videotape — see documentation here, here

On June 8, 2018, however, as if to throw an inconsequential bone to those who voiced outrage at Twitter for allowing Farrakhan to continue using its service, it “de-verified” his profile, meaning, it took away his blue check-mark. As covered by the Daily Caller:

Twitter Finally De-Verifies Louis Farrakhan After ‘Satanic Jew’ Rant [VIDEO], by Peter Hasson, Daily Caller, June 8, 2018.

And as of June 23, 2018, however, Twitter was still enabling Farrakhan’s hate and incitement, through the words, and particularly the videos, it allows him to post:


June 18, 2018: Twitter allowed Occupy Wall St. – New York to maintain its account after it published a graphic, step-by-step instruction guide for how to murder ICE officers

On June 18, 2018 the notorious far-left hate group Occupy Wall St. New York affiliate to post the following graphic, which explicitly urges illegal aliens to murder U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, which reads:

(1) If an ICE agent tries to take your child at the border, don’t panic.

(2) Pull your child away as quickly as possibly by force.

(3) Gently tell your child to close his/her eyes and ears so they won’t witness what you are about to do.

(4) Grab the ICE agent from behind and push your knife into his chest with an upward thrust.

(5) Reach into his chest and pull out his still beating heart.

(6) Hold his bloody heart out for all other agents to see, and tell them that the same fate awaits them if they f— with your child again.

After receiving numerous user complaints, Twitter removed this post — 20 hours after it was published.

Further, as of June 23, 2018, Twitter has allowed the user to remain active:


June 19-20, 2018: Actor Tom Arnold posted Tweets in which he openly threatened to stalk 11-year-old Baron Trump at his school, along with the children of Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump; Twitter has allowed these posts to remain published, and him to continue posting
(Photo montage courtesy IJR)

On June 19, 2018, actor Tom Arnold (https://twitter.com/TomArnold/), former husband of Roseanne Arnold, posted on Twitter an explicit threat to stalk and harass 11-year-old Baron Trump at his school, as well as the children of Fox News chairman James Murdoch, at theirs:

Then, on June 20, Arnold followed up with a Tweet in which he explicitly threatened to stalk the children of Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, at their school:

The Trump family took these threats so seriously that they contacted the Secret Service.

Despite an outpouring of complaints regarding Arnold’s Tweets, it has left both Tweets published, and Arnold’s account active, as of June 24:


June 20, 2018: Peter Fonda posted a series of Tweets that contained explicit incitement of violence against 11 year old Baron Trump, and ICE officers and their children, due to his politics, Twitter has allowed him to continue posting; Border Patrol Officers’ union declared him a “domestic terrorist”

On June 20, 2018, actor Peter Fonda (https://twitter.com/iamfonda) posted the following Tweets, between 1:19am and 6:53am:

 

According to California law, these Tweets are considered a felony.

First Lady Melania Trump took these threats so seriously that she contacted the Secret Service.

Soon after these Tweets, leftists began posting exactly the kinds of details that Fonda urged, about ICE officers and their families, as documented in Case Study 1.

The situation got so serious that on June 21, the National Border Patrol Council, which represents 18,000 ICE and Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) agents publicly declared Fonda a domestic terrorist:

Forgotten Actor Peter Fonda is a Domestic Terrorist, by NBPC, June 21, 2018. Excerpt:

Once again, we have a deranged liberal “star” born with a silver spoon in his mouth who thinks play-acting as a “tough guy” in a movie equates to being a tough guy in real life. This guy is the lowest of the low! […]

Yes, this is what passes for “inclusion, acceptance, kindness, feminism, gender equality, love and peace” in the world of so many liberals. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds. How about the “Be Kind” stickers on cars and “Love Trumps Hate” motto that are so popular in liberal circles? Do those apply here? And the really hilarious part about Fonda’s tweets encouraging domestic terrorism is his avatar on Twitter flashing a “peace” sign.

Peter Fonda and his sibling “Hanoi Jane” Fonda have been extremely wealthy since birth. They can afford armed guards, luxury, private schools and massive home security measures. Border Patrol agents cannot afford these things. We actually work for a living. This is the same Peter Fonda who advocates taking guns away from average Americans on one hand and then encourages domestic terrorism against average Americans on the other hand. Think about that for a minute. How wise were our Founding Fathers to include the 2nd Amendment in our founding documents?

And yet, as of June 24, Twitter has allowed Fonda to continue posting:


June 20, 2018: Hours after Fonda’s threats against Baron Trump and others, TV writer Pat Dassault posted explicit threat against Donald Trump, Jr.’s four-year-old daughter — yet Twitter has allowed his account to remain active

Three hours after Peter Fonda’s last Tweet containing threats against Baron Trump and others, Donald Trump, Jr. posted his outrage at this behavior. In response, TV writer Pat Dassault (https://twitter.com/PatDussault) posted the following Tweet — directly, explicitly threatening Trump Jr.’s 4-year-old daughter, Chloe:

This is Chloe Trump:

The story was covered by the Daily Mail (UK), and YahooNews, which produced the following video:

Despite this explicit threat against a 4-year-old girl, Twitter has allowed Dassault’s account to remain active as of June 24:

 


Additional reading

Hamas’ New Social Media Push, by IPT News, May 23, 2011.

Twitter Blocks The Alt-Right, Allows Racist Death Threats To Ajit Pai, by Scott Greer, Daily Caller, December 18, 2017.

This is what it looks like when Twitter suspends a user:


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