Alicia Powe, WorldNetDaily, January 4, 2018
Top conservatives repeatedly have documented their censorship by Twitter, Facebook and Google over their conservative views.
Now Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, a leading non-profit group that opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, is filing a complaint with the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.
The complaint was prompted by Twitter’s suspension of the organization’s account for seven days over Christmas.
Twitter suspended ALIPAC’s account after the group posted a note celebrating Congress’ inability to pass the DREAM Act, or any comparable legislation, to protect Dreamers from deportation, before going into recess for the holidays.
The social-media organization claimed it was “hateful content” for ALIPAC to state its political position.
Twitter forced ALIPAC to delete old tweets before it would restore the account.
In its complaint, ALIPAC blasts Twitter for its unfair trade practices which it claims are targeting American groups and individuals with defamation and censorship based on their conservative creeds and opposition to DACA amnesty. He alleges besides the shutdown, the social-media company is refusing his ads based on his viewpoint.
Not only is Twitter using its expansive global corporate power to censor individuals and organizations and squelch the protected First Amendment rights of Americans, but it is strategically coordinating to impact the outcome of legislation and elections through a pattern of discrimination, ALIPAC President William Gheen told WND Thursday.
ALIPAC has been obstructed on Facebook and Twitter and has been threatened by Google Ads for its anti-illegal immigration content for years, Gheen explained, but since Donald Trump’s historic victory last November the censorship has become increasingly stifling.
He said the agenda has been present for some time, but since Trump’s election victory, “They’ve thrown the gauntlet down. There is a complete surveillance, censorship, electronic control being exerted over the United States at this time.”
Social-media platforms like Twitter, which have become monopolies, should be held to the same standard as traditional corporations that would be penalized for marginalizing a demographic of society based on their beliefs or creed, Gheene argued.
Twitter is blocking ads paid for by ALIPAC that oppose DACA amnesty for illegal immigrants, Gheen explained, but allows ads from pro-amnesty organizations to reach large American audiences.
Twitter is also refusing to verify the ALIPAC’s account and has rejected more than five of the group’s applications for verification since 2016, despite its account having 24,000 followers and meeting all stated requirements.
Gheen blasted Twitter for giving special treatment to pro-amnesty groups and argued that the disparity between how conservatives are treated on Twitter versus left-leaning groups is work-place discrimination.
[Edtior’s Note: Screen caps of the original tweets are available at the original story.]