Trump Barred From Twitter, But ‘Official’ Taliban Spokesman Allowed To Tweet

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Former President Donald Trump? No. But a top Taliban spokesman? Sure, no problem. Twitter is taking heat for banning the former president while allowing Zabihullah Mujahid to use the social media platform to tweet updates on “military units” entering Kabul, Afghanistan. He recently wrote that their “advance is continuing normally.” Jerome Riviere, a French politician, took to Twitter to post: “Freedom and democracy are not doing well when #Twitter continues to ban #Trump’s account but relays the #Taliban spokesperson’s without any second thoughts,” according to Fox News. Mujahid’s account is not verified but appears authentic. He has more than 287,000 followers and is regularly cited by major news outlets. Twitter permanently suspended Trump on Jan. 8, two days after a riot at the U.S. Capitol. Trump had 80 million followers at the time, but Twitter said it took the action because allowing him to tweet would increase the risk of “further incitement of violence.” “The Taliban Spokesman has a Twitter account without any problem. Meanwhile, President Trump is banned from the platform,’ tweeted Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY). “Something is very wrong here.”

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