Wikileaks went head-to-head with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Thursday over the ban of gay libertarian journalist Milo Yiannopoulos.

After writing a scathing review of the Ghostbusters reboot Monday, Yiannopoulos was drawn into a Twitter feud with the film’s star Leslie Jones and was subsequently blamed for comments made by other Twitter users.

In a statement on the matter, Twitter accused Yiannopoulos of “inciting” users to harass Jones despite no such evidence existing.

Wikileaks accused Dorsey of banning the provocative journalist merely for speaking the “wrong” way to a celebrity actress.

Dorsey, who rarely interacts with users on the platform, quickly responded in an attempt to refute the claim. 

Dorsey asserted that only people engaged in “targeted abuse & inciting abuse” would be removed from the platform.

Despite claiming in the past that users, not the company, would largely control the platform, Twitter has increasingly acquiesced to demands concerning harassment. The problem, according to Wikileaks and many conservative journalists, is the social media site’s selective enforcement of rules.

Using a tweet from Jones herself, Wikileaks demanded answers as to why the actress was allowed to incite her users to harass an individual while Milo – who never asked his followers to do the same – was banned.

“Get her!!” Leslie ordered her users the night Milo was banned.

Wikileaks, who said “it appears that a politically aligned famous American actress has access to ban-power that everyone else does not,” called for both more transparency and for Twitter to allow users to once again control the platform.

Wikileaks, who currently holds over 3 million followers, even went as far as to promise to create a “rival service” if Twitter refused to stop using “feudal justice.”

Since the ban was instituted earlier this week, many media outlets including The New York Times and Time Magazine have falsely claimed that Yiannopoulos ordered his followers to engage in targeted harassment.

Speaking with Infowars Thursday, Yiannopoulos argued that the social media site has only further tarnished its image by making him into a free speech martyr.


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