Believe it or not, Twitter’s new CEO is even more radical and anti-free speech than former CEO Jack Dorsey

If you thought that “Hipster Rasputin” Jack Dorsey was a far-leftist, the new CEO of Twitter Parag Agrawal is saying “hold my beer.”

On Monday, Dorsey stepped down as CEO of the far-left social media platform and was replaced by Agrawal, who once famously said Twitter is “not to be bound by the First Amendment.”

Wait, Twitter was bound by the First Amendment? Tell that to former President Trump and scores of other conservatives.

 

Agrawal, who previously served as the company’s chief technology officer, was unanimously elevated to Twitter’s top post by the company’s board, a move which was endorsed by his predecessor, according to Fox Business.

“He’s been my choice for some time given how deeply he understands the company and its needs,” Dorsey wrote. “Parag has been behind every critical decision that helped turn this company around.

He’s curious, probing, rational, creative, demanding, self-aware, and humble. He leads with heart and soul, and is someone I learn from daily. My trust in him as our CEO is bone deep.”

Agrawal also shared his thoughts on his new role in a lengthy Twitter post.

“I’m honored and humbled,” he started.

“We recently updated our strategy to hit ambitious goals, and I believe that strategy to be bold and right. But our critical challenge is how we work to execute it against and deliver results—that’s how we’ll make Twitter the best it can be for our customers, shareholders, and for each of you.”

After he was elevated to head the company, one of his old tweets came back to haunt him. A 2010 from Agrawal’s verified account said that “all white people are racists,” which was quickly seized upon by some Twitter users.

It was later alleged that Agrawal was merely quoting a comedian from The Daily Show which Agrawal claimed in a follow-up tweet about eleven years ago.

“If they are not gonna make a distinction between muslims and extremists, then why should I distinguish between white people and racists,” he wrote in a tweet.

The raising of the old tweet was somewhat ironic, given the fact that Twitter has famously taken out the careers of some public figures, whose years-old tweets have been uncovered and subjected them to so-called “cancel culture.”

It has also affected not-so-public figures, including students who have had college admissions denied because of tweets made when they were young teenagers.

In addressing Agrawal’s ill-advised tweet from years ago, New York Times tech reporter Ryan Mac wrote:

“It’s just wild that Twitter didn’t wipe or at lest [sic] spotcheck its new CEO’s past tweets considering how often old (and usually contextless) tweets get resurfaced on here to derail someone recently thrust into a position of power or fame.”

Meanwhile, Robby Soave, senior editor of Reason noted that perhaps Agrawal’s retweet of The Daily Show’s joke was harmless, but noted that “something Agrawal said just one year ago…is actually concerning,” sharing his quote as follows:

“Our role is not to be bound by the First Amendment, but our role is to serve a healthy public conversation and our moves are reflective of things that we believe lead to a healthier public conversation,” Agrawal said in a 2020 interview with Technology Review’s Editor-in-Chief Gideon Lichfield.

“The kinds of things that we do about this is, focus less on thinking about free speech, but thinking about how times have changed.”

He continued, “One of the changes today that wee see is speech is easy on the internet. Most people can speak. Where our role is particularly emphasized is who can be heard,” Breitbart reported him as saying.

Agrawal has been with Twitter for ten years, the past four as it’s CTO, leading the company’s technical strategy.

He had also previously been awarded as Twitter’s first “Distinguished Engineer” and has been praised for his work in both revenue and consumer engineering, the company said.

“Parag understands Twitter and appreciates the Company’s unique potential. He has been instrumental in tackling our most important priorities, including accelerating our development velocity, and I know he’ll hit the ground running to strengthen execution and deliver results. The Board has the utmost confidence in Parag,” incoming Independent Board Chair Bret Taylor said in a statement.

Time will tell but it seems the Twitter censorship machine has only just started to ramp up. 

Do you want to join our private family of first responders and supporters?  Get unprecedented access to some of the most powerful stories that the media refuses to show you.  Proceeds get reinvested into having active, retired and wounded officers, their families and supporters tell more of these stories.  Click to check it out.

LET Unity

For a previous story on the abject hypocrisy of Twitter, we invite you to read a previous report we published:

DIG DEEPER

Conservative firebrand Mark Levin has recently said that “you can’t love America and hate Israel” and vice versa. As our most loyal ally in the Middle East, the importance of Israel’s security cannot be understated.

We have also seen networks such as CNN continually prop up anti-American propaganda, as well as anti-Israel propaganda.

So, it comes as no surprise that a CNN contributor, Adeel Raja suggested in a now-deleted tweet that “the world today needs a Hitler,” probably one of the worst, anti-Semitic statements seen.

Believe it or not Twitters new CEO is even more radical and antifree speech than former CEO Jack Dorsey | | nbsp
Adeel Raja, CNN contributor writes, then deletes vile anti-Semitic tweet-Internet archives

According to numerous media outlets, Raja, who on his LinkedIn profile is identified as a freelance contributor on CNN, saying that has been the case since 2013. According to CNN’s website, Raja contributed an article to the site as recently as last September, National File reports.  

The irony is incredible, since CNN regularly talks about alleged “white supremacy” in the United States. Yet one of their contributors actually advocated for another Adolf Hitler, clearly one of the worst and most sinister white supremacists in world history. For those who have been taught history in the past 10-20 years, you may be unaware that Hitler perpetrated the Holocaust, one of the worst genocides in history.

Raja’s comment no doubt came about as a result of the ongoing violence between Hamas terrorists and the Israeli military, which has responded to attacks upon Israel by responding in kind, hammering Palestinian militants in response.

Raja’s anti-Semitic rant wasn’t the first time he has expressed admiration for Hitler. In 2014, Raja openly backed Germany’s World Cup bid, tweeting, “Hitler was a German and he did good with those Jews!” He also posted other tweets declaring that Germans must awaken their “inner Hitler,” and also posted, “Hail [Heil] Hitler.”

Raja seems to reserve particular scorn for Israel, also tweeting in 2014, “ISIS, TTP, TALIBAN- please go to Israel ASAP!”

Yet somehow, this vicious anti-Semite was still being used by CNN up until last year. After he deleted his latest tweet, numerous people weighed in online for his apparent love of Adolf Hitler, and slammed CNN for continuing to employ him despite numerous anti-Semitic, pro-Hitler posts.

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: “Hey @cnn this seems to be one of yours, but I imagine that surprises no one anymore.”

Jordan Schachtel: “This guy will fit right in with the AP’s Hamas Bureau.”

Gilead Ini: “Seems like just the guy to assign to the ‘Jews who were murdered’ beat.”

Not only were Raja and CNN slammed, so too was Twitter, which seems to have a bit of a problem with their “terms of service” for Raja being allowed to maintain his verified account.

“They deplatformed a sitting US president for asking his supporters to protest peaceably, but a CNN contributor who repeatedly glorified Hitler over several years gets to keep his verified account.”

RT also noticed the abject hypocrisy in CNN employing such a clear white supremacist, anti-Semite while still continuing to obsess and express faux outrage at the so-called “white supremacist insurrection” on January 6.

Ironically (or not), CNN had not commented on the Hitler-supporting, anti-Semitic tweets of Raja.

National File reported that Raja has been particularly active on Twitter the past few days since the Israeli-Hamas conflict escalated. Here are some of his tweets:

National File reached out to Raja on his personal website, to which he didn’t respond. He was asked if he “believes that the world needs a modern version of the genocidal dictator who persecuted and systematically murdered Jews.”

Likewise, they reached out to CNN and did not receive a response either.

Another anti-Semite who plays pretend for a living, actress Veena Malik tweeted a fake quote attributed to Adolf Hitler which (obviously) supported the side of Hamas terrorists.

“I would have killed all the Jews of the world…but I kept some to show the world why I killed them,” she said in a since deleted tweet. The Washington Examiner reported that Hitler never said that. By the way, Malik also still has her verified Twitter account.

Figured it out yet? Twitter is a joke. 

Do you want to join our private family of first responders and supporters?  Get unprecedented access to some of the most powerful stories that the media refuses to show you.  Proceeds get reinvested into having active, retired and wounded officers, their families and supporters tell more of these stories.  Click to check it out.

LET Unity

Speaking of jokes, we reported back in January on anti-Semitic, neo-Marxist Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) unhinged rant against Israel. For more on that, we invite you to:

DIG DEEPER

WASHINGTON D.C. – “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) claimed Palestinians are being excluded from the COVID-19 vaccine because Israel is a “racists state.” She made the comments during an interview on January 19 on the left-wing program “Democracy Now!”

Tlaib is the first woman of Palestinian descent to be elected to Congress and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, along with Ilhan Omar (D-MN). She is a member of “The Squad,” the informal name for a group of six Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives who represent the left-wing of the Democratic Party.

During the interview, host Amy Goodman asked Tlaib what she thought about Israel being the “most vaccinated” country, vaccinating 20% of its population, while Palestinians have not been vaccinated. Tlaib responded:

“I think it is important to understand that Israel is a racist state. They would deny Palestinians, like my grandmother, access to a vaccine.

“They don’t believe that she is an equal human being that deserves to live, deserves to be protected by this global pandemic. “

Israel has received global praise for the rapid roll-out of vaccine to its population, including those Israelis living in West Bank settlements. Israel has the most-vaccinated population on the planet.

However, the roll-out has been condemned by human rights groups and the Palestinian National Authority, claiming the 5 million Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza have been excluded from receiving the vaccine. Israel disputes the claim, saying the Palestinian Authority refused help.

Regardless, Amnesty International called out Israel on January 6:

“The Israeli government must stop ignoring its international obligations as an occupying power and immediately act to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are equally and fairly provided to Palestinians living under its occupation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”

Saleh Higazi, Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, said:

“Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine programme (sic) highlights the institutionalized discrimination that defines the Israeli government’s policy towards Palestinians.

“While Israel celebrates a record-setting vaccination drive, millions of Palestinians living under Israeli control in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will receive no vaccine or have to wait much longer – there could hardly be a better illustration of how Israeli lives are valued above Palestinian ones.”

https://twitter.com/billy993C4S/status/1351668824316276736

Israel points to the Oslo Accords, which gave the Palestinian Authority oversight of public health under the principles of self-determination. The Israeli government said Palestinians might receive surplus vaccines but said the Palestinian Authority had not requested help.

Originally, the Palestinian Authority condemned Israel for not including the Palestinians in the vaccine roll-out. The Authority’s Foreign Ministry said:

“The search by the Palestinian leadership to secure the vaccines from various sources does not exempt Israel from its duties towards the Palestinian people in providing the vaccines.”

The Foreign Ministry backtracked on their claim Sunday:

“Israel’s responsibility is not an abdication in any way of the responsibilities of the State of Palestine towards the Palestinian people, including providing healthcare and COVID vaccinations.”

American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris supported the Israeli claim that the Palestinians did not request help. He tweeted:

“Palestinians aren’t ‘excluded from Israeli COVID vaccine rollout. They rejected COVID cooperation with Israel. They’re in charge of (their) own health care under Oslo Accords. They spurned UAE’s (United Arab Emirates) COVID aid -They’re awaiting millions of doses of Russian vaccine.”

Do you want to join our private family of first responders and supporters?  Get unprecedented access to some of the most powerful stories that the media refuses to show you.  Proceeds get reinvested into having active, retired and wounded officers, their families and supporters tell more of these stories.  Click to check it out.

LET Unity

International human rights attorney Arsen Ostrovsky argued that the Palestinian Authority was responsible for its own failure to provide vaccine to the people:

“PA (Palestinian Authority) specifically asked [Israel] not to, as they want to themselves” and noted that “perhaps if PA wasn’t paying hundreds of millions $$$ (sic) in terrorist salaries, they could do this faster.”

Disregarding the unclear legal requirements and claims that the Palestinian Authority refused Israel’s help, Rep. Tlaib continued her attack of Israel during the interview, calling Israel an “apartheid state”:

“it’s really hard to watch as this apartheid state continues to deny their own neighbors, the people that breathe the same air they breathe, that live in the same communities.

 “You can put a settlement wherever you want, but on the other side of that wall is a farm community, a village where my grandmother lives. And many of our various family members and others that I know are trying to live a good life, a free life, free from these racist policies that deny them access to public health.”

https://twitter.com/UAE_YOT2019/status/1345988432955383808

Tlaib then suggested that the United States was enabling the “Inhumane” treatment of Palestinians by Israel:

“Our country continues to enable that country and enable Netanyahu, who continues to spew anti-Arab rhetoric that allows violence towards Palestinians to continue in a way that is so inhumane and doesn’t follow international human rights. And so, I think it’s very important.

“If anything, I hope our colleagues, I hope our country sees what the Palestinians have been trying to tell us for a very long time, that Israel has no intention of ever being caring or allow equality or freedom for them as their neighbors, and you can see it with the distribution of the vaccine.”

https://twitter.com/blauspecht/status/1351667522240720902

The American Jewish Committee was quick to criticize Tlaib’s statements in a tweet:

“(Rashida Tlaib), you are entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts. Israel is giving the vaccine to all its citizens, Jewish and Arab alike. The PA, responsible for Palestinian healthcare, has rejected Israel’s help and ordered its own vaccines.”

The Oslo Accords, signed in 1993 and again in 1995, state in Article 17 that health care is the responsibility of the Palestinian Authority. Section 1 states:

“Powers and responsibilities in the sphere of Health in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will be transferred to the Palestinian side, including the health insurance system.”

Section 2 gives vaccination responsibility directly to the Palestinian Authority:

“The Palestinian side shall continue to apply the present standards of vaccination of Palestinians and shall improve them according to internationally accepted standards in the field, taking into account WHO recommendations.”

Section 6 creates a debate between responsibilities, where the Israelis stated the Palestinian Authority refused offers of assistance. Section 6 states:

“Israel and the Palestinian side shall exchange information regarding epidemics and contagious diseases, shall cooperate in combating them, and shall develop methods for exchange of medical files and documents.”

The Jerusalem Post reporter Lahav Harkov noted in a January 4 article that claims that Israel refused to help vaccinate the Palestinians were a false narrative being spread by various news outlets:

“Israel had been willing to help before the Palestinians cut ties. Health Minister Yuli Edelstein last month told The New York Times it is in Israel’s interest to help stop the virus from spreading among Palestinians, adding that he has ‘no doubt it will be done.’

Harkov pointed out that Israel had already begun vaccinating Palestinians in East Jerusalem and plans to vaccinate those in Israeli jails:

“It looks like some reporters are being led by the nose by activists with a certain point of view. The accusation that Israel is to blame for the PA’s (sic) slower vaccine rollout has trended on activist and NGO social media in recent weeks. The reporters follow these activists, and the seed gets planted in their minds.

“It should be reporters’ and editors’ jobs to see through people who are looking for any way to portray Israel in a negative light, rather than amplify their biases.”

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

Want to make sure you never miss a story from Law Enforcement Today?  With so much “stuff” happening in the world on social media, it’s easy for things to get lost.  

Make sure you click “following” and then click “see first” so you don’t miss a thing!  (See image below.)  Thanks for being a part of the LET family!
 
Facebook Follow First | | nbsp

The post Believe it or not, Twitter’s new CEO is even more radical and anti-free speech than former CEO Jack Dorsey appeared first on Law Enforcement Today.

Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Pat Droney


This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact USSANews.com using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu.

USSANews.com USSANews.com USSANews.com

A better search engine: DuckDuckGo.com.
Another search engine: Bing.com.
Visit our forum at Libertati.com.
Visit our store at TeaPartyGear.com.

Follow us: