Sharing a peer-reviewed study on temporary sperm reduction from Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine violates Twitter policies. The social media company isn't as sure about pledging to assassinate the Supreme Court's lone black conservative, however.
Big Tech's content moderation decisions are once again facing scrutiny following the Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, returning abortion regulation decisions to the states.
Justice Clarence Thomas particularly has become the subject of threatening language for his concurrence that said the high court should revisit other rulings that relied on "substantive due process," including those finding constitutional protection for contraception and same-sex marriage.
The Center Square collected several threats against Thomas and related tweets that arguably violate Twitter rules, including calls by verified users to burn down the Supreme Court building, while noting "several" had been taken down and "some have not."
One of them, by the anonymous account "Redfern," said "i'm going to assassinate supreme court justice Clarence Thomas." According to a screenshot of a purported Twitter notice Friday to the user who reported it, the tweet didn't violate its safety policies.
Libs of TikTok said Redfern alluded to buying a gun days before the Thomas threat. A week earlier, prosecutors alleged the man who showed up at Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home with weapons and burglary equipment was upset about the leaked Dobbs opinion.