Parler And Twitter Censor Kanye West’s Use Of The N-Phrase

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The artist previously referred to as Kanye West has simply been censored on two platforms which have been presupposed to be all about non-censorship.

From HuffPost:

Each Twitter and far-right social media platform Parler on Friday censored an “N-word” remark from Ye, previously referred to as Kanye West.

Parler, which permits absolutely anything, blotted out Ye’s touch upon its Apple app, the place it could have possible been taken down ultimately by Apple, The Daily Beast was the primary to report.

“Apple prohibits this content material on IOS Apps. View it on Parler for Internet,” learn the Parler discover.

The remark — wherein the rapper wrote that he was “beginning to suppose” that the time period “antisemitic” is a coded approach of utilizing the N-Phrase — remained on the Parler web site late Friday.

Soooo, a number of issues:

First, Parler, the platform Ye agreed to purchase not way back, is mainly white nationalist PornHub. Who is aware of what its racial slur coverage is, nevertheless it appears the entire motive the platform was created was so right-wingers might collect and be as provocative, offensive and bigoted as they need to be with out having their “free speech” interrupted.

Then there’s Twitter, which exploded in an unholy baptism of racial slurs and in any other case bigoted language instantly following Elon Musk’s buy of the platform.

One may simply get the concept that these social media websites are abruptly cracking down on n-word utilization when it’s being utilized by Black individuals in a non-racist context. (Not that I assist Ye’s argument. Like, bro—you’re not being referred to as antisemitic since you’re Black. You actually tweeted “loss of life con 3 to Jewish Individuals.” It’s like a Black individual saying, “gardener is the brand new n-word” whereas holding a pruner and smelling like contemporary roses. Relax.)

On a aspect be aware, simply final week, Musk tweet-whined about Twitter experiencing a “huge drop in income, because of activist teams pressuring advertisers, despite the fact that nothing has modified with content material moderation and we did every little thing we might to appease the activists.”

He mainly accused activists of “making an attempt to destroy free speech” by*checks notes*—utilizing free speech. 

So, perhaps Ye’s submit acquired taken down as a result of content material moderators flag sure phrases no matter context. Or perhaps these platforms are typically selective with regards to what they think about to be “free speech.”

What do y’all suppose?