Friday, March 18, 2022

The unicornian land of Twitter

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, tweeted a brief statement that fully comports with biological reality, but Twitter has flagged the post, saying that it runs afoul of rules regarding "hateful conduct."

The offending tweet declared, "Rachel Levine is a man." 

Admiral Rachel Levine, who serves as the assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been named as one of USA Today's "Women of the Year," a distinction which is untethered from reality since Levine is actually a biological male. Paxton included an image of the USA Today site in his tweet.

A notice on Paxton's post declares, "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about hateful conduct. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible."

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