TWITTER RESPONDS TO COMPLAINTS ABOUT REZA ASLAN’S ‘PUNCHABLE FACE’ TWEET

The Daily Caller | 1/21/2019 | Staff
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Twitter said Monday that former CNN contributor Reza Aslan did not violate the platform’s policies when he posted a tweet Saturday suggesting one of the boys involved in a dust-up during the March for Life rally had a “punchable face.”

“We have investigated the reported content and could not identify any violations of the Twitter Rules or applicable law,” Twitter wrote in a letter Aslan included in a tweet. “Accordingly,” the letter adds, “we have not taken any action at this time.”

Reports - Doubts - TheNYT - Depiction - Events

Recent reports appear to raise doubts about TheNYT’s depiction of events. The boys were identified as students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. A full video of the interaction suggests the boys were unwitting participants in a large demonstration and counter-demonstration between Black Israelites and American Indian protesters. One of the groups hurled insults at the boys while they were waiting for a bus back to Kentucky.

Aslan was one of many commentators and journalists who shamed the boys as “MAGA brats” who are “being...
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