Reporter Andy Ngo, who came to national prominence earlier this year when he was savagely attacked by Antifa thugs when they were wilding out in Portland, got suspended from Twitter this week after doing nothing more or less harmful than publishing some accurate statistics about transgender murder rates.
Ngo was responding to this tweet from Chelsea Clinton: “Since 2013, more than 150 trans people have been murdered in the U.S., the majority Black transgender women. On #TDoR2019, we remember and honor the lives lost, hold their loved ones in our hearts and must commit to doing all we can to end this epidemic of violence and hate.”
Clinton herself was tweeting on the back of this one from the Human Rights Campaign, a gay activist organization: “On #TDoR2019 (trans day of remembrance,) we remember and honor the lives lost, hold their loved ones in our hearts and must commit to doing all we can to end this epidemic of violence and hate.”
Okay, fine. But Ngo thought that it was at least relevant to point out that those stats about black transgender murder rates were a bit misleading.
“The US is one of the safest countries for trans people. The murder rate of trans victims is actually lower than that for cis population. Also, who is behind the murders? Mostly black men,” Ngo wrote.
Nothing hateful in that tweet. Hell, barely anything in that tweet can even qualify as an opinion, much less a bigoted one. Nonetheless, because the stat Ngo tweeted didn’t fall in line with left-wing groupthink, he was suspended for violating Twitter rules against “hateful conduct.”
“Stating a verifiable empirical claim with no value judgement attached is determined to be ‘hateful conduct’ by Twitter. The platform most used by journalists to communicate and counter ‘fake news’ also actively punishes individuals for communicating truths when they are deemed politically inconvenient,” Ngo said in a statement provided to his web publication, The Post Millennial.
Well, on the other hand, anyone can find some stats to back up whatever viewpoint they want to espouse. Where did Ngo figure out that most black transgender “women” were murdered by black men? Is that some crap he dug up from Stormfront? What white supremacist, anti-gay cesspool did he have to swim in to–
“The stat that Ngo is citing does, in fact, come from the HRC’s own numbers,” reports The Post Millennial.