The Post Millennial, of which journalist Andy Ngo is editor-at-large, is reporting Monday that Twitter has temporarily locked Ngo out of his account for violating Twitter’s rules about hateful conduct.
The Post Millennial reports that this is the tweet to which Ngo responded. (Note: #TDOR stands for Trans Day of Remembrance.)
Since 2013, more than 150 trans people have been murdered in the U.S., the majority Black transgender women. On #TDoR2019, we remember and honor the lives lost, hold their loved ones in our hearts and must commit to doing all we can to end this epidemic of violence and hate. https://t.co/c1pYPPmpxD
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 20, 2019
Twitter pulled the tweet in which Ngo responded:
The US is one of the safest countries for trans people. The murder rate of trans victims is actually lower than that for cis population. Also, who is behind the murders? Mostly black men.
Twitter suspended Ngo for 12 hours for hateful conduct. “You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.” We’ve read his tweet a few times now and still can’t find the promotion of violence, threat, or harassment.
Twitter has suspended Andy Ngo. https://t.co/qQQmB9pPXP
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 25, 2019
Stating a verifiable empirical claim is hateful?
ALL HE DID WAS TWEET THE DATA 🤬
Journalist Andy Ngo has been suspended from Twitter following a tweeted response to human rights campaigner Chelsea Clinton regarding trans murder rates. https://t.co/ui99bZgLgc
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 25, 2019
If this violates your standards, you basically are saying any free exchange of ideas on this topic is out of bounds. https://t.co/nWSt54ziMn
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) November 25, 2019
That’s a good look. https://t.co/PTBBUdRzVX
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 25, 2019
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) November 25, 2019
He’s locked – not quite as bad as being suspended but still stupid.
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) November 25, 2019
Apparently for citing statistics
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) November 25, 2019
I think we've all learned by now that it's not about being factually or empirically correct. It's about being "morally correct." @Twitter decided a while ago defending PC is more important than defending free speech.
— Muad’Dibushi (@PCBushi) November 25, 2019
The ministry of truth doesn’t approve
— pq (@PhineasPQuimby) November 25, 2019
Just by reading the article. It's obvious Twitter does not read the reports. I can tell that people mass flagged him cause they got triggered
— MikeE (@MikeE_WF) November 25, 2019
What crime did he commit? Documenting real news without a license ?
— Ken Webster jr🇺🇸🌎 (@KenWebsterJrSho) November 25, 2019
So facts are harmful now and can’t be tweeted. Nice work @jack
— Joe C. (@AUAtty) November 25, 2019
He’s got a big target on his back
— Judgmental Cornpop 🇺🇸 🇭🇰 🇹🇼 (@DocKilmer) November 25, 2019
Twitter hates facts.
— Mommy Esq (@Catatonic11) November 25, 2019
Well that's one way to draw a lot more attention to the info he tweeted. Unintended consequences…
— TenaciousIDP (@TenaciousIDP) November 25, 2019
When facts are offensive there is a real problem.
— Sky (@__Skyfire__) November 25, 2019
Twitter seems to be seeking the line of what is legally actionable or not. This is clearly liberal truth-stiffling. cc: @Barnes_Law
— Americanus (@BHaynes29) November 25, 2019
Twitter also bans people who say boys aren't girls, so…
— jeff because 🚁 (@accord10n) November 25, 2019
He ruins perfectly good narratives with nasty dirty facts. Ban? Nay, BURN!👿👿👿
— Whateverdear (@WhateverDearest) November 25, 2019
What's he 'guilty' of @jack, @Twitter, @TwitterSupport? Posting facts/data that the left couldn't dispute? Whiny libs cry about @facebook & Zuckerburg not doing enough to silence anyone not left of center. In other words, they want fb to be like twitter & butt hurt all the time.
— D. Crandall (@twifan_nana) November 25, 2019
— The_Kat™ (@The_Kat_Roars) November 25, 2019
VICE and NPR journo sneers at security precautions for 'white suppremicist [sic] sympathizer' Andy Ngo's Heritage Foundation speech https://t.co/dvDL97SdLV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 8, 2019