June 15, 2018

CRACKS IN TWITTER’S LEGAL WALL? Like Facebook, Twitter has been able to avoid any First Amendment claims of those banned (or shadow banned), but a California judge has kept alive claims from a guy named Jared Taylor (his account was disabled), noting that allegations that Twitter’s policy of suspending accounts, in the judge’s words:

“[A]t any time, for any reason or for no reason” may be unconscionable and that the company calling itself a platform devoted to free speech may be misleading and therefore fraudulent.”

Taylor describes himself as a “racialist” who believes in “racial realism.” The media rely on the questionable SPLC to refer to him simply as the founder of the New Century Foundation, an organization that “purports to show the inferiority of blacks to whites.”

This is going to be interesting. Not being the government, they are not restricted by a “content-neutral” requirement, but they may have to rewrite their Terms of Service and sales pitch.

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