Social media platform Twitter defended rapper Azealia Banks against charges her threats to organize “burly black men” to rape Sarah Palin violated the platform’s Terms of Service.

Many were outraged when the marginally talented rapper launched a hate-filled tirade against  former governor Palin because she has endorsed Donald Trump for president.

Twitter’s Terms of Service clearly ban using the platform to threaten violence:

“Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism,” Twitter’s Terms of Service read.

“Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease,” Twitter’s Terms of Service add. “We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.”

However, Twitter responded to a user complaint by defending Banks’ threats of rape against Sarah Palin.

Brietbart News reports:

“We reviewed the content and determined that it was not in violation of the Twitter rules,” Twitter told a person who formally complained about Banks’ call for the forcible rape of the former Alaska governor.

There has long been a double standard where liberals can call for the death of conservatives who engage in any hyperbolic commentary, but since bursting on the scene after being selected as John McCain’s running mate in 2008, Palin has received the worst of what the left has to offer.

Liberal bloggers accused her of faking the pregnancy of her special needs child, Trig, to cover up for the supposed out-of-wedlock pregnancy of her daughter.

And liberal activists have photographed themselves pointing rifles at the head of a likeness of Palin.

Calling for the gang rape of Sarah Palin on Twitter reaches a new low.

But it fits with the current movement on Twitter to police conservatives through Orwellian speech codes.

Many conservatives believe the social media giant is attempting to purge them from the platform.

They recently revoked the verified status check mark of Breitbart tech editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, because he challenged the “social justice warrior” group-think that pervades Twitter.

Twitter also recently debuted the “Trust and Safety Council.”

According to the platform’s site, the Trust and Safety Council exists to provide “input on our safety products, policies, and programs. Twitter works with safety advocates, academics, and researchers; grassroots advocacy organizations that rely on Twitter to build movements; and community groups working to prevent abuse.”

However, this appears to be a one-way street.

The Trust and Safety Council is comprised of fifty groups, none of whom are right-leaning or express conservative views.

The groups that sit on the Trust and Safety Council represent typical left-wing racial and gender grievance politics.

Conservatives’ worst fears about Twitter morphing into a left-wing megaphone to drown out and censor opinions opposed by the radical left were realized when rape threats against Sarah Palin were defended by Twitter.

It’s impossible to imagine such comments being tolerated had they been directed at Hillary Clinton or any woman on the left.

But in 2016 America, it’s open season on conservatives.