Twitter Tells Canadian User She Violated U.K. Law For Tweeting About Mohammad Killing People
Twitter UK Law

Facts have become verboten on Twitter, if a tweet from Yasmine Mohammed is to be believed. The critic of Muslim culture came under fire from Twitter when she posted about Mohammad mutilating and killing people, which resulted in the social media company telling her that her tweet violated U.K., law… even though she’s from Canada.

On July 24th, 2019 Mohammed made the following post.

If you’re unable to view the images in the tweet, you can check them out below in full to see Twitter response to Mohammed and her initial criticisms of the prophet Mohammed who she stated mutilated and killed people, including kids, as well as forced girls and women into sex slavery.

This is part and parcel of Twitter’s recent enforcement of regional laws being utilized against users. However, this is quite a step that Twitter is using another country’s laws to censure a user from a completely different region.

One Twitter user attempted to state that Twitter couldn’t do that and that the tweet was not in violation of any U.K., laws, but another person linked to them a passage relating to the enforcement that Twitter was likely using to brandish their power of censorship against Yasmine Mohammed.

Section 127(1) cited from the Communications Act of 2003 is a legitimate, codified law in the U.K. As noted on the U.K., government website, it’s under the sub-section “Improper use of public electronic communications network”, which basically states…

“A person is guilty of an offence if he sends by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character; or causes any such message or matter to be so sent.

 

“A person is guilty of an offence if, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another, he sends by means of a public electronic communications network, a message that he knows to be false, causes such a message to be sent; or persistently makes use of a public electronic communications network.”

So basically, if you offend someone using an online service, you can be penalized for it.

What we don’t know is if this is what Twitter was enacting against Yasmine Mohammed or if they were referring to another passage, but technically if a U.K., official was offended by her tweet they may have contacted Twitter to have her remove it, even though she’s not a resident of the U.K., but resides in Canada.

Mohammed found this whole affair to be disheartening, noting that it was a punch to the gut having sought escape from the Caliphate’s totalitarian laws, only to be met with the same sort of censorship and dictatorial practices in the West.

It’s quite something knowing that Twitter is helping to enforce censorship on behalf of the U.K., against users who don’t even live in the U.K.

It’s just another day in Clown World.

Honk… honk.

(Thanks for the news tip Mugen Tenshin)

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