There’s a lot of contention happening on social media networks such as Twitter surrounding conservative and liberal users. President Donald Trump stirred things up when he criticized Jack Dorsey/Twitter for banning actor James Woods. Not everyone believes Woods has been banned as his Twitter account is still online. They think he’s suspended until he deletes a controversial tweet about the Mueller report that used the hashtag #hangthemall.
Ted Cruz responded with his own tweet that many have taken out of context by failing to read it through. Sometimes when dealing with social media, especially Twitter, less is more and it’s best to be direct otherwise expecting people to use a two-step process of logical deduction in less than 140 characters proves to be too much. People have accused Ted Cruz of wanting to ban Jim Carrey from Twitter, but that isn’t what his tweet said.
It seems Cruz lost many people by the time they finished reading his tweet.
Here is Ted Cruz’s original tweet.
“How is it that @RealJamesWoods is currently being banned on Twitter, but @JimCarrey is not? It’s certainly not any standard based on “hate.” Carrey’s latest Twitter “art” shows Bill Barr drowning in a sea of vomit. @Jack – how ‘bout we let everybody speak and the People decide?”
It’s the second part of the tweet that people are missing. Senator Ted Cruz suggested that Jack doesn’t ban anyone but instead lets everyone speak and leave it up to the people to determine whom or what they agree with.
You may see Senator Ted Cruz’s original tweet below.
How is it that @RealJamesWoods is currently being banned on Twitter, but @JimCarrey is not? It’s certainly not any standard based on “hate.” Carrey’s latest Twitter “art” shows Bill Barr drowning in a sea of vomit. @Jack – how ‘bout we let everybody speak and the People decide?
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 4, 2019
People have reacted to the tweet by saying that Ted Cruz wants Jim Carrey removed from Twitter when clearly that is not what he intended.
Sometimes it is best to just be blunt because things can easily be misinterpreted on social media.
Should Ted Cruz have simply tweeted @Jack – how ’bout we let everybody speak and the People decide? then hashtagged it with the names of those banned and even included the hashtags #JimCarrey #JamesWoods, it’s unlikely the tweet would have grown wings and been misinterpreted as it has.
What do you think? Do you agree with Ted Cruz that there is too much censorship on social media? Do you believe Ted Cruz is demanding Jim Carrey be removed from Twitter?
Do you think conservative voices are being unfairly targeted by Jack Dorsey? Do both Jim Carrey and James Woods have the right to be on Twitter?