13 March, 2021

Coming From Twitter, this is Rich

Twitter Suing Texas AG Over Probe Into Trump Ban, Company Cites ‘First Amendment Rights’ | The Daily Wire

Just read this and try not to laugh (emphasis mine):

Twitter is suing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, seeking to halt his state’s investigation into the Big Tech company’s move to ban President Donald Trump from its platform.

Paxton launched a probe into Big Tech’s apparently coordinated deplatforming of Trump in January.

Twitter is claiming they were “targeted” by Paxton as a form of retaliation for exercising their “First Amendment rights.”

So, Twitter has First Amendment Rights, but President Donald Trump (R-USA) does not. Thanks for clearing that up.

Last week, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he’s seeking to outlaw viewpoint discrimination on social media.

“I am joining [state Sen. Bryan Hughes] to announce a bill prohibiting social media companies from censoring viewpoints,” the governor said late Thursday night via Twitter. “Too many social media sites silence conservative speech and ideas and trample free speech. It’s un-American, Un-Texan, & soon to be illegal.”

Thank God for Texas.

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