Was it right of to permanently ban Milo Yiannopoulos from Twitter after the whole Leslie Jones situation?

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  • Twitter proves that it does not support free speech

    Though social media websites are supposed to protect users' rights to say what they want without getting censored, Twitter permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos from Twitter after he criticized the new Ghostbusters movie and made a few snarky comments on Twitter. Now, of course, nobody on social media can expect to be able to say outright racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic things on the site without expecting some backlash from the moderators, but banning someone because another person (in this case, Leslie Jones) was offended on the Internet is a violation of the right to speak freely without being shut down by bias. Yes, Milo (and a few harassers whom he is not responsible for) did make some comments touching on race; however, Leslie Jones made a tweet talking about "white people sh*t" and Twitter didn't do anything to her then. And you don't even have to agree with Milo in order to think banning him was wrong; I personally disagree with Milo on a whole plethora of things, but I still support his right so say what he wants to say. All Twiter has done in this case is silence someone who was entitled to speak like the rest of Twitter does, simply because the head didn't agree with his sociopolitical views and favors Lelslie Jones.

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