Newsweek Dragged on Twitter for Piece Connecting Iranian Censorship to… Trump Blocking People


Just so we’re all clear: President Trump blocking people on Twitter is not the same thing as Iranian censorship of social media services.

You might wonder why that seemingly obvious sentiment needed to be said. Well, Newsweek––which apologized yesterday for an insensitive Martin Luther King Jr. photo––tweeted this today:

Whatever you think of the President blocking people on Twitter who say mean things, there is really no GOTCHA! equivalence on this one.

Earlier today, New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman noted the President’s blocking of people on Twitter and subsequently defended invoking it in this context:

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