Twitter apologizes for saying mailbomber's threats didn't violate its rules


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/26/rochelle-ritchie-complained-ab.html


Cesar Sayoc Jr., Florida man, arrested in pipe bomb case; van with 'right wing paraphernalia' seized
#2

Okay, the image explains what the German Flag looking design was on the van: “The Unconquered Seminoles of Florida”


#3

Twitter not taking threats seriously? I am shocked! Shocked they didn’t ban her account for reporting it.


#4

I’m sure they’ll get around to suspending her for posting screenshots of his tweets later today.


#5

In all honesty, if Twitter started applying its own rules to the letter, they would quickly have to ban a large part of their userbase and probably go under.

:roll_eyes:


#6

I might be ok with that…


#7

They can start with the MAGAbomber’s hero (who, by the way, was complaining because Twitter deleted a lot of his follower’s accounts – which happened to be fakes).

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-26/trump-accuses-twitter-of-political-bias-in-culling-his-followers


#8

Dark humor ahead:

What a hipster.

“I was getting threatened by him before it was cool.”


#9

We need a “Funny but don’t like” option. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#10

I believe twitter is a 45 follower, he wasn’t punished for threat’s to this woman and yet, I was put in time out for calling sarah suckabee sanders a skank.


#11

I deleted my Twitter account. No regrets.


#12

I am absolutely, without question, OK with that.


#13

#14

  


#15

To be fair, that’s a pretty sexist insult.


#16

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.


#17

No one “deserves” sexism, not even SHS.

She’s a terrible person due to her behavior and the things she says; “skank” refers to a woman’s promiscuity and/or personal hygiene, two factors that have nothing to do what actually makes her a shitty human being.

Scorn and ridicule are fine, but using sexist terms to denigrate someone you disdain isn’t.

There’s plenty of other valid issues to judge her on…


#18


#19

Every Fortune 5000 executive lies. :roll_eyes:


#20

If ever there were a more appropriate time to employ this hashtag…

#SorryNotSorry

and a real apology tends to have three or four (preferably) parts, not all of which I see having been made to Ms. Ritchie, especially the fourth part: