Jared Taylor And American Renaissance Are Taking On Twitter In A Free Speech Case
“Jared Taylor Wins First Round in Anti-Censorship Suit Against Twitter”. That`s the headline on the Amren site here. If you didn`t know yet, a lawsuit was filed by Mr Taylor against twitter back in February claiming that it violated California law protecting free speech in public spaces when it banned him in December. A judge has seemingly agreed and has allowed the case to go on to the next phase. The press release states in part :
Yesterday, California Superior Court Judge Harold E. Kahn rejected Twitter’s petition to dismiss the suit Jared Taylor brought against Twitter for banning his Twitter account and that of his organization, American Renaissance. The judge also rejected Twitter’s motion under California’s Anti-SLAPP law to strike the complaint, adding that it was “hard to imagine a clearer public interest lawsuit.”
Judge Kahn described Taylor’s complaint as “very eloquent,” adding that “it goes to the heart of free speech principles that long precede our constitution.”
This is the first time censorship by a social media platform—an increasingly widespread practice seen by many as discrimination against conservative viewpoints—has been found actionable under state or federal law. This finding could have far-reaching consequences for other internet platforms that have become essential vehicles for the expression of ideas but that silence voices with which they disagree.
On the same related topic, we have links to several articles we`ve posted in the past about the big tech companies like twitter, facebook and google and their dangerous monopoly over free speech