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Twitter said last week that referencing the suspected shooter in the Colorado supermarket shooting as a “white Christian terrorist” does not violate its policy on misinformation.

Newsweek asked Twitter about such misleading posts and was told the tweets referenced are not in violation of Twitter Rules.


“We will not take action on every instance of misinformation,” the company said. “Currently, our misinformation rules cover COVID-19 misinformation, synthetic and manipulated media and civic integrity.”

Newsweek, which again isn’t the most conservative publication in the country, made reference to the fact Twitter locked The Catholic Review’s account for tweeting an article that described Richard “Rachel” Levine (the nation’s assistant Health and Human Service Secretary), as “a biological man identifying as a transgender woman.”

Authorities have said Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the suspected shooter, was a Muslim born in Syria.

Author: Jacob Hall


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