Breitbart News reports that Antifa-supporting Twitter accounts — yes, Twitter allows violent Marxist revolutionaries to have accounts, but former President Trump is permanently banned — are exploiting the social media giant’s new ban on the sharing of private photos to stop people from sharing mugshots of far-left rioters and looters. In addition, they are trying to get independent journalist Andy Ngo, who has done more than any journalist to expose Antifa tactics, organization, and violence, banned from the platform.
Ngo was hospitalized after a brutal Antifa attack in 2020. The movement’s anarchic members regularly call for him to be killed.
Twitter says it will not allow the sharing of “private media” without consent, but defines this as “media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted.”
Police mugshots are not “private media” — they are owned by the police precinct and widely distributed to the public and the press. It is unclear if Twitter’s policy extends to publicly-available photos of people, or photos and footage captured legally in public places.
“The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities,” says Twitter.
Translation: Twitter will protect violent leftist radicals like Antifa, but not their political opponents like Andy Ngo.