It is known that rules and policies on social networks are a topic that is being discussed more and more loudly, and this trend is likely to continue in the future.
Of course, there is a very good reason why.
The way the rules of conduct are enforced is rather unclear, and more and more users feel that social media companies are having double standards.
The whole thing reached its climax with the election of Donald Trump as a US President, which was apparently interpreted by some participants of the public discourse as a green light and a justified call for violence and intolerance.
Social networks have simply turned a blind eye to such users and focused only on the more conservative-minded public.
The rules are not the same for everyone, because obviously, those who think differently are in a privileged position in the eyes of social media moguls.
Twitter is a social network that excels in inequality and selective enforcement of rules, which is confirmed by the last case that occurred in Spain and some Latin American countries.
Pro-Marxist Twitter users from Spain started spreading a frightening call to burn priests and churches, in response to a planned government education reform program that plans to help private schools, which are mostly Catholic and attended by about 30% of young Spaniards.
Although this is content that clearly violates Twitter’s standards and policies against hate speech, tweets calling for violence against priests have not been removed.
The whole case becomes even more interesting if we take into account that a few weeks ago Twitter flagged Donald Trump’s tweet in which he questioned the regularity of the election results.
It remains unclear how a tweet calling for killing and burning is socially acceptable, while the legitimate suspicion to which everyone is entitled is harmful and threatening?
This call for violence against others is likely to be justified under the guise of freedom of speech and opinion. More important than the weapon, it seems, is who holds it and against whom it points.
Some users of this social network have wondered how Twitter would react if instead of calls to burn churches, calls were made against mosques, synagogues, or other institutions or groups.
Probably by promptly removing both posts and accounts.
Precisely for this reason, Twitter can hardly convince anyone that they are an objective platform that gives everyone equal treatment.
The sign of equality has two lines, but one is still in a higher position than the other, which is obviously a mantra for all those who just talk about it.