What Twitter Rules? Rapper Cardi B Tweets It’s ‘Ok’ to ‘Choose Violence’

February 1st, 2021 10:38 AM

Twitter had many rules and regulations cited when it came to taking down tweets from former President Donald Trump. But when members of the Hollywood elite call for violence, Twitter has no issue with it. 

Sometimes is ok to wake up and choose violence. At least once a month,” tweeted rapper Cardi B. This sentiment comes from the same rapper who on May 29, 2020, tweeted a video of herself encouraging the violent riots that arose due to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The video, which also is still on Twitter, offers quite the message: “Seeing people looting and going extremely outraged, it makes me feel like, 'Yes! Finally! Finally motherfuckers is gonna hear us now. Yeah!' And as much as people is so against it, at this point I feel like I'm not against it.” 

Twitter suspended — and eventually banned — Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, while he was still in office, for releasing a video urging those participating in the Capitol riot to go home. The tweet in question was labeled: “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”

Meanwhile, Cardi B, with a net worth of $30 million and 16.8 million followers on Twitter, seems to be able to tweet whatever she wants without fear of Twitter rules. “Motherfuckers could take the grown and adult way and act peaceful. People are tired of that. So now this is what people have to resort to,” said the rapper in reference to the riots that took place in Minneapolis over the summer of 2020.

Later, according to Billboard magazine, Cardi B defended her statements in favor of the riots, claiming that she had urged people to go out and vote in order to create real change. The rapper has also had to deal with past videos where she admitted “I’d drug ni**as up and I’d rob them.” In the write-up explaining the problem, Vox had to put a disclaimer, “(Again: drugging and robbing people is extremely bad!).” 

Twitter Policy states: “You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence.” In a further clarification, Twitter explained, “We define glorification to include praising, celebrating, or condoning statements, such as ‘I’m glad this happened’, ‘This person is my hero’, ‘I wish more people did things like this’, or ‘I hope this inspires others to act.’”

Twitter’s policy doesn’t seem to apply to the popular music industry, and it doesn’t seem to apply to other world leaders. Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei tweeted that Israel, “The Zionist regime is a deadly cancerous growth and a detriment to this region.” He called for the country of Israel to be “uprooted and destroyed.” In response, Twitter has done nothing.

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