Media man suspended for anti-trans tweet

By WND Staff

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A tweet criticizing men who compete in women’s sports identifying as women prompted the suspension of the Heritage Foundation’s media director from Twitter.

The social media platform on Thursday notified Greg Scott that expressing his opinion that it’s unfair to allow biological males to dominate women’s athletic competitions is “hateful conduct,” the Daily Caller reported.

Scott was referring to a biological male athlete who was banned from competing in a women’s powerlifting competition.

“He is not ‘stuck on the sidelines,'” Scott wrote. “The whole ‘I was astonished’ act is tired and dishonest. If any competitive sport highlights the differences [between] men & women that EVERYONE KNOWS ARE REAL, it is powerlifting.”

The Daily Caller said Scott has filed an appeal but can’t access his account in the mean time unless he deletes the tweet.

“What they force you to do in order to be able to be back on the platform is they essentially, like a fundamentalist religious cult, force you to confess, repent and promise to Jack that you will be a good Twittizen in the future,” Scott told Daily Caller.

Less than a week ago, Twitter apologized to Ph.D. psychologist and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Ray Blanchard for suspending his account over a tweet presenting his position on transgender people.

In the offending tweet, the professor called transgenderism a “mental disorder,” which is supported by the American Psychiatric Association.

Twitter insisted in a statement to the Daily Caller that it enforces its rules “impartially for all users, regardless of their background or political affiliation.”

“We are constantly working to improve our systems and will continue to be transparent in our efforts,” the statement said.

Scott, however, noted Twitter allows the designated terrorist organization Hamas to operate accounts on the platform.

“They might be fairly applying their policies, but what they would have to admit then is that they’re more sympathetic to Hamas than someone who thinks men are men,” he said. “If they think Hamas is more dangerous than me, Twitter’s got a problem and they need to do some soul searching.”

WND reported one week ago Twitter suspended an account established to document violent attacks on supporters of President Trump.

Last month, outspoken film star James Woods was locked out of his Twitter account. The last tweet from the conservative actor, with more than 2 million online followers, was dated April 19, with no official indication on his page that he had been suspended.

Sara Miller, Woods’ girlfriend, said Woods had been thrown in Twitter jail for an alleged violation of the social-media platform’s rules “against abusive behavior.”

The tweet purported to be in violation stated: “If you try to kill the King, you better not miss. #HangThemAll.”

It apparently was a comment regarding the Mueller report, which concluded the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia.

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