Twitter is in the hot seat on Capitol Hill on alleged bias
Rep. Leonard Lance speaks out about what he intends to ask Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the treatment of the conservative content.
The executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is to claim that Twitter blocked the group from promoting a tweet, which also includes the words “illegal aliens”.
“Twitter just rejected paid promotion of the tweet below, saying: “This provision is based on the following Twitter-Ads policy: Hateful Content,” executive director Mark Krikorian tweeted Tuesday.
Twitter just denied paid promotion of the tweet below, saying: “This provision is based on the following Twitter-Ads policy: Hateful Content”. It is because it contains the phrase “illegal alien”, @TwitterAdsHelp deems unacceptable. https://t.co/1X7aDSLmo5
— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) September 11, 2018
He added, “It is because it contains the phrase “illegal alien”, @TwitterAdsHelp eight unacceptable.”
The tweet in question featured a video from The Daily Caller. The video of “illegal aliens pouring over the border,” CIS argued, “reminds us why we need a wall.”
Krikorian claimed Twitter did not allow the group to promote the tweet, and said: a tweet, with the words “criminal aliens” — was also rejected.
CIS argued that while Twitter reportedly deemed the messages “Hateful Content,” the term “‘illegal aliens’ is used in both the federal legislation and the Supreme Court.”
1/ Twitter is not permitting us to promote tweets including the phrase “illegal alien(s)”, cites it as Hateful Content. However, the term “illegal aliens” is used in both the federal legislation and the Supreme Court.
— Center for Immigration Studies (@CIS_org) September 11, 2018
Twitter declined to comment to Fox News.
The controversy follows the accusation that Twitter censors conservatives on its platform.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told the House Committee on Energy and Commerce last week that the company “does not use political ideology to make decisions, or in connection with the arrangement of the content on our service and how we enforce our rules. We strongly believe in being neutral, and we strive to maintain our rules and impartial,” he said.
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