Far-left antifa thugs still active on Twitter as many conservatives remain banned
Elon Musk has mostly defended freedom of expression since he took over Twitter. There are still a number of conservatives who remain bannedincluding The Gateway Pundit, as he ignored leftists supporting violence on the platform.
The case of Antifa “reporter” Vishal Singh is a particularly acute example. Freelance journalist Andy Ngo documented several instances of Singh celebrating and calling for violent actions on Twitter. His last post called for deadly violence against Tiktok Republicans and Libs:
Vishal Singh, a #Antifa A violent far-left extremist in Los Angeles who identifies himself as a journalist, again calls for deadly violence. He has declared war on the Republicans and repeatedly threatens @libsoftiktok. Singh was invited by @aaja speak at their conference this year. pic.twitter.com/HGYkcncZ02
— Andy Ngo 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 21, 2022
Singh has previously celebrated assaults on real journalists and demanded assaults on law enforcement. Examples below:
TENDENCY : A nine-hour hearing was held in Delaware County after officials detoured from the counting center to a building that was closed for 6 hours on Election Day
Vishal Singh celebrated the violence against the Los Angeles videographer @fromkalen. Singh lied about Kalen being racist to justify when he was knocked to the ground while working in the field. @aaja do you approve of this violent targeting of videographers?https://t.co/xGA47YsqRL pic.twitter.com/Tmp5gAt4ou
— Andy Ngo 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 20, 2022
No one should find Singh’s plea surprising. Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization that has carried out multiple attacks against far-right groups, law enforcement and journalists for several years. There were even band members on Capitol Hill riot January 6the2021.
Trump supporters, however, were probably the biggest casualties. The most infamous incident occurred in San Diego on January 9e2021. Antifa criminals pepper sprayed and beat Trump fans simply for protesting the 2020 presidential election results. Police later accused 11 members of the group on several counts, including assault with a deadly weapon, use of tear gas and cruelty to animals. One of them was later sentenced to five years in prison.
Antifa is also embarking on doxxer campaigns against individuals they dislike in order to ruin them financially and personally. Doxxing is a particularly dangerous and illegal tactic that has kill people in the past.
Despite their criminal actions, Antifa groups remain in good standing with Musk. Conservatives like Alex Jones and Jim Hoft stay banned of the platform although they did not commit any violent actions.
Musk has a particular grudge against Jones because of his statements about the Sandy Hook shooting. Here is his official explanation:
My firstborn died in my arms. I felt his last heartbeat.
I have no pity for anyone who uses the death of children for profit, politics or fame.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 21, 2022
While one can understand his personal feelings, Musk is adopting the same behavior as previous leaders. When paired with Twitter financial questions, he didn’t get off to the most auspicious start.
Hoft’s continued ban from Twitter is even more inexcusable. He was banned for violate the site’s so-called “civic integrity policy” for its reporting regarding the 2020 election. News agencies such as CNN, however, remain on the platform despite their amplification of fake news.
Hoft and Jones should be reinstated without delay while individuals and groups who actually advocate violence in violation of the First Amendment lose their Twitter posting privileges. These not only include Antifa but any user who advocates for assaults. Islamist terrorist organizations and the Iranian government should also be banned.
Too many people in our society adopt morally incoherent policies while missing the big picture. Although Musk has made some positive changes to Twitter, he will eventually fail unless he makes the necessary course corrections.