Chelsea Clinton is trying to become politically relevant by increasing her social media presence.
That carries risks.
And now it involves a mystery that is a brand new scandal.
Parody accounts are common on Twitter.
That’s why the social media giant introduced the blue check mark to note the account was “verified” as being the actual person.
Just in the last few months, journalists have been fooled by Mike Flynn and Sean Spicer parody accounts.
The common reaction is to ignore the account for the purpose of journalism or – if the satire is good – enjoy the laughs.
But not for Chelsea Clinton.
A parody Chelsea Clinton account popped up on Twitter but was deleted by the platform.
BizPac Review reported:
“The left has not been in a joking mood since President Donald Trump wrested the election from Hillary Clinton.
That might be why social media giant Twitter knocked out a parody account of former first daughter Chelsea Clinton.
Despite the plethora of parody accounts associated with President Trump, Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus and countless others in the Trump administration, the @chelseeclinton account was too much.”
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) April 11, 2017
Twitter has come under fire for political bias and double standards.
USA Today reported:
Conservatives say their ouster fits a pattern of liberal bias.
“In July when Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones was subjected to racist and sexist taunts led by Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey intervened and yanked Yiannopoulos from the service.
Yet, conservatives say, nothing happened to rapper Talib Kweli and his followers when they attacked black Breitbart reporter Jerome Hudson with racial slurs. When Breitbart contributor Kassy Dillon complained about a Twitter user who sent her harassing tweets and messages, Twitter made the perpetrator delete one tweet that suggested someone shoot Dillon in the head.
Twitter refused to comment directly on the allegation that it ignores abuse hurled at conservatives. “The Twitter rules prohibit violent threats, harassment, hateful conduct and multiple account abuse, and we will take action on accounts violating those policies,” the company said in an emailed statement.”
Is Twitter deleting the Chelsea Clinton parody account another example of the social media scandal of bias against conservatives?