Twitter ban on politicians tweets may not be that strict but it sure has it limits and one political candidate may have bitten more than he can chew. The social media network has permanently banned Republican House candidate Danielle Stella’s personal and campaign accounts for “repeated violations” of Twitter’s policies.
Although Twitter did not release details of what those violations were, Stella’s campaign advised that her potential rival, who is an incumbent representative Ilhan Omar, should be “tried for treason and hanged” if she is investigated and confirmed to have been passing sensitive info to Iran through Qatar.
At the moment, that is an unconfirmed claim and it may have violated Twitter policies that forbids the promotion of violence or threats, even fake news.
Stella has denied that her tweet was capable of bringing violence against Omar, claiming that she was only asking for the “enforcement of federal code.” on her matter. Ilhan Omar has been the target of threats, most times as a result of conspiracy theories, and in a response argued that “violent rhetoric” like Stella’s “inevitably” leads to threats and attacks.
Twitter ban on Stella failed to come with details of what and what rules Stella violated even when a question was put forth to that effect, it only said, ”Stella had violated rules.”
Twitter ban hitting on Stella from all indication shows that the social media company was pushed to the wall as it had conspicuously avoided banning sitting politicians with intent to preserve tweets with cultural importance. This may serve as a lesson for others so they stop using violent languages, at least until they get into office.