The CEO of the expanding social network, Parler, during a television interview on Wednesday, August 25, was highly critical of the hegemonic social networks whom he accused of giving “free rein” to Middle Eastern terrorist groups, including the Taliban while continuing to censor representatives of conservative values just for not thinking the same way.
George Farmer, Parler’s CEO, pointed out during Fox News’ “Mornings with Maria” program the difference between the social network he presides over and its hegemonic competitors, who were able to censor a sitting president as was the case with Donald Trump while deciding to give free rein to Middle East-based terrorist groups.
“You’ve got Trump being labeled as a dictator in the United States and then of course when it comes to a real dictator in the Far East or when it comes to a real terrorist group out in the Middle East, you have social media giving free rein,” Farmer told host Bartiromo.
He then added: “And yet the alleged dictator in America, Donald Trump, who was painted as this great monster by social media, can’t express himself on social media.”
The censorship of the hegemonic social networks towards former President Trump is neither a rumor nor an arbitrary assumption; on the contrary, it is a situation publicly confirmed by the censors themselves.
On January 8, Twitter announced on its blog that Trump’s account, which at the time had more than 80 million followers, was permanently suspended. The argument used to maintain the censorship is that activating the @realDonaldTrump account would increase the risk of “further incitement to violence,” the statement reads.
The company has boasted for months of using ethical procedures to censor the former president. However, it seems not to measure with the same values when it comes to allowing Taliban leaders and spokespersons to spread their messages without even being regulated.
The group seized power by force after invading Afghanistan within days, are advocates of cruel Sharia law against women and girls, and use public executions as a way to enforce “justice.” But that doesn’t seem to matter to CEO Jack Dorsey.
One need only delve a little deeper into the social network to locate numerous Taliban sympathizers with active Twitter accounts. Members of the press area of Islamic fundamentalism spread messages of the arrival in the country of the co-founder and number two of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
Twitter standards were questioned last week after it was reported that a key Taliban spokesman, known as Zabihullah Mujahid, was using the platform to update the group’s progress inside the country. At the same time, former President Trump’s account remains permanently suspended, Fox News reported.
Zabihullah Mujahid’s account has more than 358,000 followers and is regularly quoted by major media outlets.
Farmer did not hesitate to state that he would have no objection to blocking the accounts of terrorists seeking to use his platform.