Twitter Permits Targeted-Harassment of High School Students — School Expels Students for Off-Campus Speech

A Twitter user with the handle @Camden52801 posted the the names and personal high-school of two teenagers who made a comedic TikTok video with racial undertones. The post gained 6-million views, 176,000 Likes and 63-thousand re-tweets before Carrollton High-School quickly expelled the students for their off-campus speech.

The post in question goes against the Twitter rules & regulations regarding targeted harassment, but at this time is allowed to remain despite thousands of complaints.

Abusive behavior

Twitter Rules: You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice. 

Rationale

On Twitter, you should feel safe expressing your unique point of view. We believe in freedom of expression and open dialogue, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up. -Twitter

Twitter’s own regulations on targeted harassment read “We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.” but they have not stopped the targeted harassment of two high-school students on their platform.

The outrage-fueled mob continued to stalk and harass the high school students well after they had apologized. The students have been expelled from school days before graduation and lost star wrestling opportunities for college.

Even after an apology, individuals continue to harass, stalk, send death threats and contact the schools and the employers of the individuals who posted the TikTok video.

Another Twitter user created her own version of the “racist” TikTok video with racially charged epithets directed towards white people in an attempt to hurt or demean white people in general. The post has not gained even a fraction of the response the original video had, proving the double standard of bias on the platform.

This targeted harassment of high-school students comes soon after a similar incident occurred on Twitter when a gay activist by the name of Wilson Gavin took his own life 24 hours after a viral post on twitter including his name and address gained millions of impressions. The individual had his life threatened, his families lives were threatened and his friends were threatened. Many of these posts remain available on Twitter even after the individual took his own life.

By following the link below you can see these High School student’s personal information maliciously spread all over Twitter including threats of violence.

https://twitter.com/search?q=Jeffrey%20Hume&src=typed_query 

At this time, Twitter continues to allow mass targeted harassment and the posting of personal identifying information with malicious intent on their platform. Twitter has yet to be held legally liable for loss, including in many instances the loss of life.