Top Tier Senator Vows to Fight Conservative Censorship, Here Is What He’s Doing
The Florida co-chair for President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign wants to punish Twitter and Facebook when they ban users for so-called ‘hate speech. State Sen. Joe Gruters filed legislation (SB 1722) to hold social media giants accountable for censoring free expression, according to Florida politics.
“ ‘Hate speech’ is an arbitrary standard to those moderating at the time,” the Sarasota Republican said. “We all know there have been lots of issues where conservatives and Christians feel they have been targeted.”
That’s certainly been asserted in Florida political circles.
Twitter booted right-wing blogger Jacob Engels last month for a tweet inferring U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim, would deliver a future of “roaming rape gangs” and “massive terrorist attacks.”
The bill sponsor said he’s willing to talk about that price, but there needs to be accountability for companies.
“I don’t want anybody fined,” Gruters said. “I just want everybody to be able to post their views without fear of retribution.
The social media giants out themselves in the position of being a public platform one dollar at a time through advertising. Much like most sites, but on a much broader scale.
His legislation comes on the heels of an eye-opening segment with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, his top lawyer, and blogger Tim Pool on the Joe Rogan Experience where he admitted to arbitrary censorship of conservatives and a varying set of explanations on how the company enforced it’s terms of services upon users.
Dorsey has also announced that he was “too harsh” in his censorship of right-wing personalities as he let violent calls to action and harassment continue on progressive accounts.
A recent study showed that in nearly two-dozen instances of high-profile permanent suspensions by Twitter of prominent political or social commentators, 99% of those suspensions were directed at conservative or right-leaning accounts, The Gateway Pundit reported.
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