In a bizarre press conference outside a migrant detention facility in Homestead, Florida, a U.S. Congresswoman vowed to prosecute social media users who make fun of Congress.
“Those people who are online, making fun of members of Congress, are a disgrace,” Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) said. “And there’s no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable. We’re gonna shut them down, and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted. You cannot intimidate members of Congress, threaten members of Congress. It is a shame, and it is against the law in this United States of America.”
Wilson, known more for her funny hats than her legislative accomplishments, was apparently standing up for fellow House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who took heat this week on social media after she made outlandish claims about a migrant detention facility that she visited, which were subsequently disputed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Democrats have long supported social media censorship, which has primarily effected conservatives. Silicon Valley tech giants have become known for their anti-conservative bias, often reported on this site, and have yet to be seriously challenged for banning conservatives from the modern public square.
As reported earlier Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump plans to hold a “social media summit” at the White House on July 11, where he is set to meet with online conservative influencers to discuss Big Tech censorship.
“The Social Media Summit set for July 11 will focus on the ‘opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,’” POLITICO said, quoting White House Spokesperson Judd Deere.
Invitees to the summit will include “digital leaders,” according to the report, but those people have not been specifically named. But meme magician CarpeDonktum announced on Twitter that he has been invited to the event.
“Thank You [President Trump] for the invite,” he said. “After working out a few issues with childcare, I happily accept! It is a great honor to have been invited!”
Laura Loomer has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, and Facebook-owned Instagram. She is currently suing Twitter and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) over the ban.
Investigative Journalist and Activist Laura Loomer filed suit today in a Florida court for harm caused by her November 2018 ban from the social media platform Twitter.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Loomer’s ban came at the instigation of CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) and was carried out shortly after CAIR’s meeting with Twitter executives.
Loomer has been a frequent critic of CAIR and its CAIR Florida affiliate, as well as their “favorite daughters”, Congressional Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
The Twitter ban of Loomer came after the activist called Ilhan Omar “anti-Jewish”, a fact that has since been established and recognized by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and many other prominent political leaders.
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