Trump’s Twitter Ban Was Unfair, but Not for the Reason You Think

In January 2021, after former US president Donald Trump tweeted in support of an insurrection on the Capitol, his account was frozen and he was locked out. But across the world, leaders have tweeted in support of genocide and threatened violence, yet none of them have been banned from the platform. Less than six months later, in June 2021, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari posted a tweet threatening violence against Biafran separatist groups in the country’s southwest. Buhari’s tweet was removed, but his account remained live.

Almost two years after Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, Elon Musk has released a series of documents—dubbed the

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