The Twitter network suffers most harsh statements • But when Republican Daniel Stella called to hang congressman Omar - it was permanently blocked
A call to hang her for treason. Ilhan Omar // Photo: EPA
The Twitter social network is very cautious about censoring tweets from American politicians, including the world, so as not to shut up mouths and not get caught up in what appears to be election campaign interference, but it also turns out that the Blue Bird's patience has a limit.
This border was crossed this week by Republican contender for Congressman Daniel Stella, who is struggling in the same constituency of Democratic congressman Ilhan Omar, who is seen as a red sheet for most Americans. The tweet that broke the camel's back was when Daniel Stella \ wrote that to them Omar is "a traitor who needs to stand trial and hang up".
Congress members Talib and Omar attack Israel // Photo Archive: Reuters
This statement was unenforceable from the standpoint of the network, which responded promptly and harshly, blocking all accounts of the right-wing politician using harsh counter-rhetoric against Omar.
The basis for Daniel Stella's call is related to reports that Omar received election funding from Arab states and Qatar and in response to the leak to the Principality and its path to Iran, information on the activities of the US Legislature. These recent claims are not supported by any evidence and are in fact a form of attempt to deny the extremist candidate who is not well-liked in Israel.
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However, as mentioned before, there is a difference between hard-to-digest positions and a call to hang another member of the House of Representatives, and that difference has marked Twitter definitively. Daniel Stella, for her part, later tried to explain that she did not really intend to call Omar's hanging, but rather her intention was to call for the enforcement of the federal code and an investigation by the authorities.
Twitter, for its part, refused to explain to American media the exact reason for blocking the accounts, but the social networking giant appears to have red lines by the end of the day, and the latest move will likely cause American politicians to be a little cautious about their upcoming presidential and congressional elections next year.
Omar herself responded to Stella's remarks, saying, "This is another example of how low the Republican Party has been under Trump's rule. They are just spreading threats, disinformation and fearing the other side.