Too often social media giants reward hatred and penalize those who fight for a tolerant society.
Canary Mission, a university campus watchdog that exposes hatred and anti-Semitism across the political spectrum, has been outrageously suspended from Twitter.
In the meantime, neo-Nazis, terrorist organizations and those dedicated to the destruction of Israel continue to operate freely. Among them, Hatem Bazian - a repeated offender of anti-Semitism, David Duke - former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and even terror organization Hamas!
The Canary Mission Twitter account, by contrast, has been solely utilized to expose the social media posts and actions of those who spread hate.
The suspension of Canary Mission comes at a particularly sensitive time. In the wake of an overwhelmingly tragic school shooting, we face the the stark reality that social media posts must be taken seriously.
Our database contains hundreds of individuals who have shown support for or openly threatened violence on social media. In fact, many bigots and racists on our site have bragged about their ownership, ability and desire to use firearms.
We have also uncovered individuals studying or working in helping professions, who have posted a desire to injure or even kill Jews!
Exposing these potentially dangerous individual’s posts to the public, who then in turn report them to the authorities, has proven to be a vital tool. Last year, our tweet exposing a preschool teacher who had been spreading violent hatred against Jews, led to her swift removal from her position working with small children.
Despite this, Canary Mission according to Twitter, is violating their rule against “hateful conduct,” since we also call out white supremacists, Hamas supporters and anti-Israel activists, many of whom praise Hitler, who then complain to Twitter that we are acting against them.
This claim is absolutely ludicrous. As clearly laid out in our About page, Canary Mission merely “gathers content from publicly available sources.” Anyone who complains about what Canary Mission said about them on Twitter needs to read the content of the tweet and face the hatred of in their own words.