The Governor of Texas said Saturday that he suspects Twitter is tampering with his account, and that he has called a meeting with the anti-conservative tech giant which could result in regulations.
“Multiple reports say Twitter categorized my Blue Angels post as sensitive,” Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said. “Just another way Twitter is erecting challenges for conservatives and for American institutions. My office is calling Twitter officials for a meeting. Greater regulation of Twitter is on the table.”
The Blue Angels, whom Abbott praised earlier Saturday, are a group of elite Navy fighter pilots who perform at air shows and events nationwide. Somehow, according to Abbott, Twitter thinks posting about the group constitutes “sensitive” content.
Even the innocuous-seeming examples of anti-conservative bias among tech giants, including Twitter and Facebook, have been well-documented on this site. Earlier today, I reported on Facebook de-monetizing an innocuous video of an appearance I made on NewsMaxTV Friday evening.
Facebook is known for its virulent hatred of conservative thought, which mostly rears its ugly head in the form of banning high-profile conservatives. But the company engages in more subtle sleights-of-hand, too.
Like yesterday, when conservative author Peter D’Abrosca appeared on NewsMaxTV with Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, a popular conservative talk show host, to discuss his forthcoming book, Enemies: The Press vs. The American People. The interview was less-than-controversial. D’Abrosca quipped that CNN should apologize to viewers for pretending to be unbiased, and come clean about its obvious leftism.
A video of the interview was first posted to the Facebook page “America Right News,” which has almost 17,000 likes. Later, it was posted to the page “Media Right,” a monetized page which has more than 66,000 likes.
But the video did not last long there. It was soon de-monetized and removed, according to the page’s creator and administrator.
Laura Loomer is fighting about against both companies. First, she announced a lawsuit against Twitter and the Council on American-Islamic relations after her 260,000 follower account was banned in November.
Earlier this week, she announced a $3 billion lawsuit against Facebook for damages stemming from her banning from that platform and its subsidiary, Instagram.
“On Tuesday, Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor announced the filing of a defamation lawsuit by conservative investigative journalist Laura Loomer against Facebook,” we reported. “The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Case No. 9:19-cv-80893), alleges that Facebook and its wholly owned sister company Instagram, in banning Ms. Loomer from the social media sites, maliciously defamed her by publishing that she is a ‘dangerous individual’ and a domestic Jewish terrorist.”
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Peter D’Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.