Fox News host Tucker Carlson had some harsh words for Twitter on his show during an interview with California Congressman Devin Nunes.
After the two discussed the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Carlson brought up Nunes’ lawsuit against Twitter.
“As many people know who have been Twitter, especially if you’re a conservative, it’s quite often that things randomly happen to you — you lose followers, some people can’t see what you post on Twitter, you get shadow-banned,” Nunes said.
The congressman went on to explain that hundreds of fake accounts were defaming him on the social media platform.
“In my case, what was happening is they [Twitter] were allowing anonymous accounts, hundreds of them, to slander and defame me on a daily basis, almost a minute-by-minute basis,” Nunes said. “Finally, a judge said, ‘OK, Twitter, that’s it.’ [He] rejected all of their arguments and now that case is going to move forward in Virginia.”
Nunes later added, “Twitter is a public company. Do their board members really know what they have been up to?”
“It’s hard to think of a company that’s hurt this country more than Twitter. Maybe there are some. I can’t think of one,” Carlson said in response. “If you look at the hate and the division and the cruelty that’s now common. It wasn’t common 10 years ago. Twitter is a huge part of that. And they made a small number of people really rich. They should be ashamed of themselves.”
Carlson added that he hopes Nunes’ lawsuit brings “more attention to that.”
Source: Fox News
Nunes filed his lawsuit in March of this year. The $250 million lawsuit goes after Twitter for alleged censorship of conservative views, as well as allowing fake accounts to allegedly defame the congressman.
Twitter still often faces accusations of censoring conservatives.
Activist and comedian Terrence K. Williams went after the social media company after he was investigated for “hateful content.” The ironic part is his comedic videos were flagged on the exact day that he was visiting the White House for the Young Black Leadership Summit.
Actor and outspoken conservative James Woods was suspended by Twitter earlier this year and he issued an ominous statement in response saying the company was not allowing free speech and he would not play by their rules. He even called Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey a “coward.”
Statement from James Woods on Twitter suspending him: “Twitter demanded that I rescind my tweet paraphrasing Emerson. It now seems they have chosen to delete that tweet from my account without my permission. Until free speech is allowed on Twitter. I will not be permitted to participate in our democracy with my voice. As long as Jack Dorsey remains the coward he seems to be, my Twitter days are in the past.”
Even President Trump took notice of that:
How can it be possible that James Woods (and many others), a strong but responsible Conservative Voice, is banned from Twitter? Social Media & Fake News Media, together with their partner, the Democrat Party, have no idea the problems they are causing for themselves. VERY UNFAIR!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2019
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