donderdag 4 januari 2018

Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against Twitter For Attacks on Conservative Americans

We are reaching a tipping point. The reckless, capricious abuse of our freedoms by uniformly left-wing social media managers demands government intervention.

Readers of my book FATWA: Hunted in America are painfully aware of the social media war on free speech activists. I have detailed the oppressive ongoing campaign of attrition by Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube – social media giants run by uniformly leftwing corporate managers – against me, not to mention my colleagues. Just this week Twitter terminated the account of the winner of AFDI’s Muhammad Art Exhibit, former Muslim Bosch Fawstin. The ensuing outcry moved Twitter to reinstate his account but that is hardly the answer. What about counter jihad activists and conservatives without a huge social media voice or influential social media friends. Milo , on the other hand, is still banned from Twitter.

Facebook has banned my feed to over two million followers. Google AdSense has terminated my account, libeling my site as “dangerous”. Pinterest has designated links to my site as “inappropriate content” thereby prohibiting their users from sharing Geller Report articles. After 12 years, YouTube terminated my account (only to reinstate it after public outcry). Twitter has shadowbanned me. I could go on …. but you get the picture.

My legal team, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment. The legal premise of the suit is as follows: “Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge.” We were “often subject to censorship and discrimination by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube” because of our beliefs and views, “which Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube consider expression that is offensive to Muslims. Such discrimination, which is largely religion-based in that these California businesses are favoring adherents of Islam over those who are not, is prohibited in many states, but particularly in California by the state’s anti-discrimination law, which is broadly construed to prohibit all forms of discrimination. However, because of the immunity granted by the federal government, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are free to engage in their otherwise unlawful, discriminatory practices.”