Candace Owen’s satirical take on Sarah Jeong’s racist Tweets (in which she substituted any number of professional victim groups for “White”) led to her immediate Twitter ban. The ensuing uproar woke Twitter up to their incredibly hypocritical malfeasance and the grand liberal social platform re-instituted Owens’ account.
Owens’ account being temporarily suspended for mimicking Jeong’s also led to many on Twitter saying the tweets show how the social media platform is biased and censoring conservatives.
Owens did this with many of Jeong’s tweets to show that had those same comments been made about minorities, there more than likely would have been a collective outrage against the person for exhibiting racism.
As many Twitter users asked, why was Owens’ account suspended but not Jeong’s? If Twitter’s algorithm “accidentally” flagged Owens’ account, why did it not “accidentally” flag Jeong’s? Many are reasonably upset that Owens had her account suspended within days of posting the tweets, yet Jeong’s account has never been suspended nor have the tweets been taken down.
What this proves is that, 1) Twitter’s new “anti-hate” algorithms, which came to life after Donald Trump’s election, are not backwards scrubbing, or, 2) the algorithm defines White as a color but Black as a race.