Anyone who wants to get the latest Islamist propaganda from the Taliban can simply follow spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Twitter. That, however, is not an option for anyone curious about what former President Trump is up to, as he is still permanently banned from the platform.
Twitter maintains that it is rooting out misinformation, but Media Research Center (MRC) research analyst Bill D'Agostino does not buy that.
"It's insanity, and it's just kind of another demonstration that this Big Tech censorship thing -- it's not at all about enforcing –quote, unquote- 'the rules' or preventing harassment or whatever they're claiming it is," he contends. "It really is just about keeping the people that they don't want spreading their ideas off of their platforms."
He says Twitter wants the public to think they are doing a public service by keeping "false" or deceptive information out of the conversation.
"When they say that they get to take down misinformation, that immediately begs the question … Who decided what is misinformation?" D'Agostino points out.
In a culture where the left and right cannot agree on even basic facts, the research analyst asserts the conservatives will be the ones who are censored. But the Taliban?
"Even a staunch free speech advocate, I would presume, would support removing the Taliban from Twitter if they're using it to coordinate," D'Agostino concludes.