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Submitted by Zhingisender (United Kingdom), Apr 10, 2014 at 02:50

Banning the friend and letting in the enemy may be part of the British Library's progressive liberal agenda.

How do we know the British Library follows a progressive liberal agenda? By looking at the British Library's twitter account and seeing who or what it follows: a cursory examination indicates a preference for the left over the right. For example, it follows seven or so Guardian newspaper twitter accounts as opposed to a couple of Daily Telegraph accounts, a Labour MP but no Conservative MPs apart from the Prime Minister, and so on.

Remaining with twitter, and focusing on Islam, Ursula Sims-Williams, chief tweeter at the British Library's Asian and African twitter account, follows one hundred and fifty-two accounts: one would be hard pressed to find an Islam critical account among them.

The BL American Studies team - first names helpfully given its profile page: Carole, Matt, Phil and Beth, follow the following American twitter accounts:

Zinn Ed Project

Mother Jones

HuffPostArts & Culture

among its list of 648 twitter accounts.

Does the British Library only endorse progressive liberal organisations? Might this account for the 'confusion' concerning the banning of this website while allowing access to Jihadist sites?

Is the British Library on the wrong side in the war to preserve civilization?

if the British Library's twitter account is one aspect of its interaction with a reading public then I am uncomfortable at such naked display of partisanship - particularly as a taxpayer I am paying for it.

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