Twitter said Wednesday that it will not suspend Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan over a tweet comparing Jews to termites, the company confirmed to The Hill.
Farrakhan, who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years, posted a clip to Twitter of a speech he gave captioned, “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.”
The tweet prompted backlash on the platform, with figures such as Chelsea Clinton blasting it as anti-Semitic.
“The responsive laughter makes my skin crawl. For everyone who rightly condemned President Trump’s rhetoric when he spoke about immigrants ‘infesting our country,’ this rhetoric should be equally unacceptable to you,” Clinton wrote.
Twitter indicated Wednesday afternoon that its policy barring “dehumanizing” language, which was announced in late September, has not yet gone into effect.
“Twitter’s standards are an utterly inconsistent joke,” conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted.
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