On Thursday, Twitter owner Elon Musk called for people on the social media platform to reply if users see any issues that need to be addressed. "Removing child exploitation is priority #1. Please reply in comments if you see anything that Twitter needs to address," the early Thursday morning tweet read.
In response, The Post Millennial’s editor-at-large Andy Ngo noted the large number of Twitter accounts used by Antifa members and groups to incite violence that remain unbanned.
"A large number of Antifa accounts operate on Twitter to promote riots, give tips on how to commit violent crimes and post names, photos and addresses of targets plus their family members," Ngo wrote.
"Incitement to violence will result in account suspension, Musk stated.
In response, Ngo wrote, "How do we best inform Twitter of these violations? I’ve been reporting on specific accounts for years & pretty much all of them remain. Last year Antifa used Twitter to direct comrades to swarm me after I ran into a hotel following a violent street beating."
"That is a disturbing story and very concerning that Twitter took no action, despite clear violation of [Terms of Service]. Report in this thread for now," Musk replied.
Comments on the thread included a number of users noting known Antifa members who have engaged in or incited violence.
"Thank you for your attention," Ngo wrote. "I’ll continue to raise these issues here thoughtfully. Countless journalists, law enforcement officers, businesses & proprieties have been attacked through violent extremist organizing & incitement on Twitter.
Ngo noted the collective CrimethInc, which "makes riot guides, texts to radicalize people into criminal militancy, & propaganda that is shared via Twitter for people to distribute. They’ve claimed a number of attacks & give instructions on how to form cells, what riot gear to bring, etc."
One tweet from this group, noting the 2020 fire set at Minneapolis’ Third Precinct, read,"When we say abolish the police, we don’t mean beg politicians to defund them. We mean grassroots action to prevent them from continuing to do harm — until flowers from in the wreckage of their system."
"A year ago, @/crimethinc raised tens of thousands on [GoFundMe] via promotion on Twitter. The organizer of that campaign was Shane Becker, a violent extremist who calls for arson attacks & fantasies about killing people. He instructed comrades to use human body shields at riots."
Other people noted were Vishal Singh, who has been seen on social media calling for violence, the group Jane’s Revenge who caused damage at pro-life pregnancy centers following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, and Talia Jane, also known as Talia Ben-Ora,
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