Talib Kweli Speaks On Being Silenced By Twitter For Posting The Business Address Of An Alt-Right Lawyer

11.09.17 1 week ago

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Update 11/11: It’s now been three days since Talib Kweli has been locked out of his Twitter account, but the hip-hop legend is still finding ways to get his message across. In a new Instagram post, Kweli responded to Twitter’s recent comments in which they call into question their own verification process, halting the ability to get verified altogether. In Kweli’s eyes, it’s not the process that is broken, but a problem with the actual employees at Twitter and their idea of fairness.

Kweli wrote:

“The day after Twitter verified the Nazi loving Jason Kessler, they locked my account for posting the public business address of a lawyer who is a violent white supremacist, a proud boy, which is an organization Jason Kessler was a member of while he organized the Charlottesville march where Heather Heyer was killed. This lawyer made many threats, killed ppl n***** and autistic f*****. It seems @twitter is more interested in protecting the reputations of violent white supremacists and supporting those these white supremacists love and follow. Twitter has now halted their verification process. I guess if white supremacists like Jason Kessler can’t be verified, nobody gets to be. Somebody send this IG post to @jack hey jack you and I spoke about this. Your verification process ain’t broken your employees are. They are not trained to recognize racist dog whistles and they haven’t studied enough critical race theory or sociology to understand the way marginalized people are abused by the white supremacists twitter insists on coddling in the name of a flawed idea of what fairness is. Your people need training.”

The answer is yes. The day after Twitter verified the Nazi loving Jason Kessler, they locked my account for posting the public business address of a lawyer who is a violent white supremacist, a proud boy, which is an organization Jason Kessler was a member of while he organized the Charlottesville march where Heather Heyer was killed. This lawyer made many threats, killed ppl nigger and autistic faggot. It seems @twitter is more interested in protecting the reputations of violent white supremacists and supporting those these white supremacists love and follow. Twitter has now halted their verification process. I guess if white supremacists like Jason Kessler can't be verified, nobody gets to be. Somebody send this IG post to @jack hey jack you and I spoke about this. Your verification process ain't broken your employees are. They are not trained to recognize racist dog whistles and they haven't studied enough critical race theory or sociology to understand the way marginalized people are abused by the white supremacists twitter insists on coddling in the name of a flawed idea of what fairness is. Your people need training.

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