Section 230 of the Communications Act is being abused by Twitter and Facebook as a shield for censorship as they block conservative content and negative news stories about liberal politicians. The American people can make up their own minds and don’t need censors. The social media blockade of Hunter Biden stories resulted in Congress and the FCC taking a hard look at 230, and its anti-First Amendment unintended consequences. The Senate Judiciary is also issuing subpoenas to social media execs.
The New York Post ran a second story on October 15th claiming it has evidence Hunter Biden openly lobbied a Chinese energy firm to cash in on his family's influence. Once again, social media giants Facebook and Twitter are blocking citizen access to these stories. Media censors do not have the right to supersede our First Amendment protections. #freedomtoread
On October 14th, the New York Post ran a story reprinting an email allegedly from a Ukrainian oil exec thanking Hunter Biden for providing access to his father, VP Joe Biden. Twitter and Facebook have blocked circulation of this article. It is not up to liberal social media censors to assess the veracity of these claims -- it's up to the American people. #freedomtoread
On July 2, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case of Price v. City of Chicago, although Justice Thomas would have granted the petition. The American Constitutional Rights Union, joined by Students for Life in America, filed an amicus brief in support of the Petitioners, who were challenging the constitutionality of a Chicago ordinance limiting the speech rights of anti-abortion protesters.
10/3: The propaganda, surveillance, and censorship of Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel “1984” has now arrived in New York.
9/29: New York City's Commission on Human Rights is suggesting that there should be $250,000 fines for using terms like "illegal alien" or threatening to call ICE.
9/17: ACRU Senior Fellow Kerri Toloczko honors Constitution Day by explaining how Founding Father Benjamin Franklin would react to the Left's current attempts at censorship in social media.
9/12: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky reports on how Democratic Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ellen Weintraub is planning to use the board's regulatory power to hamper free speech from Republicans.
The American Civil Rights Union Urges the Supreme Court to Protect Free Speech by Overturning Hill v. Colorado
7/11: The American Civil Rights Union has filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioners in Price v. Chicago, encouraging the Court to agree to take the case.
7/10: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains why the Left is trying to eradicate free speech in America.