Politico, BuzzFeed and The Daily wonder why Twitter hasn’t cracked down on the IDF

As Twitchy reported this morning, anti-Israel Twitterers celebrated Twitter’s suspension of the official Israel Defense Forces account. Of course, the IDF account wasn’t actually suspended, but the false rumor was too good to check for many Israel bashers.

This afternoon, writers at BuzzFeed, Politico and The Daily reported that the IDF is in violation of Twitter’s terms of service due to tweets like this one Twitchy reported yesterday:

That tweet has reporters fainting daintily onto their swooning couches because they believe it violates Twitter’s rule against “direct, specific threats of violence against others.” But apparently this one from the military wing of Hamas wasn’t worth mentioning:

BuzzFeed called the IDF’s tweets “potentially problematic” and kvetched in a tweet that Twitter isn’t “doing anything about it.”

Politico picked up the thread with this post:

While BuzzFeed made a passing mention of Hamas’ “aggressive posts,” Politico was far more concerned with Twitter’s silence on the IDF’s tweets. Threats from a terrorist organization? No biggie. An IDF warning to terrorist operatives? TOS violation!!11!!

The Daily insisted the IDF had not only violated Twitter’s terms of service, but the Geneva Conventions which forbid “outrages upon personal dignity.” Aww, did the poor widdle terrorists get their feelings all hurted by a tweet as they were raining rockets down on Israel?

No mention by The Daily of Hamas’ clear, specific threat to continue terrorizing Israelis, natch.

If Hamas operatives ever get sick of churning out revolting anti-Israel propaganda, looks like some in the media will happily take over for them.


Twitchy readers brought this post to the attention of The Daily’s David Knowles. Now he would like Twitter to “consider” suspending Al Qassam’s account.

No word on whether Knowles feels Hamas has violated the Geneva Conventions.

  • Rob

    Where were these goons when Twitter was lighting up with death threats against Romney?

    • Lexikin

      You took the words right out of my mouth! Libbies only care about the rules when they feel like it!

      • http://twitter.com/stryker1999 Stephen Mizer

        The left only cares about the rules when they make a good baseball bat to use against others.

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      @Pray for Israel:

      They were the ones laying tinder for the “lighting up”.

  • http://twitter.com/commonsenseobse commonsenseobserver

    Comical, really.

    Politico, Buzzfeed, the IDF, and Hamas.

    • Canadian in USA

      Comical, yes, if it wasn’t so sad.

  • Scott

    I just started following them just so I can UNFOLLOW them. Idiots

  • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

    Dont forget the Saudi’s own 4% of Twitter, dont tell me they are not pulling punches

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    The anti-Semites are coming out of the woodwork like the worms and termites they are. Of course none of those meshuggah Liberals think Hamas’ account should be suspended at all (except I guess David Knowles). After all, they found it more than okay to threaten Mitt Romney and other Conservatives during the election cycle, and they mostly all side with Palestine and other Islamic nations anyway, since our “esteemed” POTUS does. I think the IDF has a right to kindly warn away Hamas.

  • Back 4 More

    So, you can threaten to kill a guy if he is elected president but you can’t threaten terrorists?