If you google search "twitter double standard censorship", there's certainly no shortage of people claiming that Twitter censors content with a double standard. Essentially, the claim will take several forms, but here are the common ones:
- Right leaning political content (USA perspective) is more likely to be censored
- In racial issues, "white favorable" content is more likely to be censored, especially if the user is white, while "black favorable" content will remain uncensored, especially if the user is black.
- Graphic images of white or "christian" victims, terrorism or otherwise, is quickly removed while graphic images of non-white or "muslim" victims is left uncensored.
- Celebrities get a quick pass or are quickly reinstated after a ban, while common users remain banned forever.
- Twitter User Replaces Word 'White' With 'Black,' Gets Banned
- 7 Times Twitter Censored Politically Incorrect Views
- Twitter user @truth_nuke tweet
- On Twitter, it’s one rule for celebrities and another for the plebs.
- Ex-workers slam Twitter's double standards when it comes to censoring abuse
- Azealia Banks, racism, and the double standard of Twitter
The top example is interesting as an anecdote, but that's really not helpful in determining if there really is a bias in the application of their censorship policies. Considering the massive amount of users, data should be readily available. Are there any good studies or analyses of this data? Perhaps there are at least polls that ask whether users feel they have been censored and whether it was wrong or justified?