Sarah Palin, the former Gov. of Alaska and Tea Party darling, was attacked on Twitter by rapper Azealia Banks. The rapper called for Palin to be ganged raped. Her exact tweet was this: “Honestly… Let’s find the biggest burliest blackest negroes and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on worldstar.”
By all accounts, such a tweet violates Twitter’s own user policy. Under the category “Abusive Behavior,” Twitter states: “In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, we do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.”
She later apologized, but denied calling for Palin to be raped. Twitter refused to comment on the Palin/Banks incident, saying: “We don’t comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons.”
Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, is calling out Twitter for its decision to allow Banks’ to remain on Twitter.
“Twitter’s own words — ‘We believe that protection from abuse and harassment is a vital part of empowering people to freely express themselves on Twitter’,” Bristol told FOX411, quoting the social media site’s policy “I cannot imagine what they would have done if races were reversed. It’s unfortunate that Twitter is not truly colorblind in this situation with regards to Miss Banks and her threats.”
Palin said last week she would sue Banks.
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