Twitter Bans Well-Known Journalist For Tweeting Facts To Chelsea Clinton
Well-known conservative journalist, Andy Ngo, who is most recently known for his journalism surrounding Antifa and has even been attacked by Antifa, was banned from Twitter after he responded to a tweet from Chelsea Clinton regarding the murders of transgender individuals.
Chelsea Clinton had tweeted,
“Since 2013, more than 150 trans people have been murdered in the U.S., the majority Black transgender women. On #TDoR2019, we remember and honor the lives lost, hold their loved ones in our hearts and must commit to doing all we can to end this epidemic of violence and hate.”
Since 2013, more than 150 trans people have been murdered in the U.S., the majority Black transgender women. On #TDoR2019, we remember and honor the lives lost, hold their loved ones in our hearts and must commit to doing all we can to end this epidemic of violence and hate. https://t.co/c1pYPPmpxD
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 20, 2019
Her tweet was in regards to a post from the Human Rights Campaign about the death of transgender individuals:
is honoring #TDOR to add our voices to the urgent call to support our transgender and non-binary siblings.
Today we honor those who we have lost to fatal violence— the majority of whom were Black transgender women. #TDOR2019
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 20, 2019
Andy Ngo’s tweet said the following:
The US is one of the safest countries for trans people. The murder rate of trans victims is actually lower than that for cis population. Also, who is behind the murders? Mostly black men.”
Because of that tweet, he was banned by Twitter for “hateful conduct” and told he was not allowed to publicly tweet for 12 hours.
The Western Journal reported,
“Stating a verifiable empirical claim with no value judgement attached is determined to be ‘hateful conduct’ by Twitter,” Ngo said in a statement to The Post Millennial.
“The platform most used by journalists to communicate and counter ‘fake news’ also actively punishes individuals for communicating truths when they are deemed politically inconvenient.”
Writing for The Federalist earlier this month, writer Chad Felix Greene said his research showed that, based on data compiled by the Human Rights Campaign, “67 percent of the victims are indeed black, and the majority are trans women, as reported, the majority of their killers are black as well. This is true for white victims and a single Native American victim who was murdered by a Native American killer.”