by Andrew West, Freedom OutPost:
As the 2020 election still hovers just over the horizon, a storm is brewing that could obscure We The People’s view of that contest, and our ability to have our voices heard.
I’m speaking, of course, about the impenetrable liberal curtain that hangs over the nation’s social media landscape. On Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere, algorithmically-assisted progressives are censoring and shadowbanning the views with which they disagree, while hiding behind the default argument regarding their status as a “private” company.
Now, as we near the 2020 election itself, these Big Tech corporations aren’t simply stifling the cacophony of the constituency, however…they’re going after candidates too, in a technocratic overreach that should bring the Constitution crashing down around their head.
Thankfully, at least one DC court has seen it fit to allow a challenge to this digital dictatorship to move forward.
In March, conservative commentator and congressional candidate Laura Loomer and conservative non-profit Freedom Watch had their big tech anti-conservative bias lawsuit dismissed by a court. Now a District of Columbia (DC) Court of Appeals has agreed to hear the merits of this lawsuit.
The lawsuit accuses Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter of working together to “intentionally and willfully suppress politically conservative content.” It also alleges that the tech giants have breached the Sherman Act (an anti-monopoly law), DC’s public accommodation law (prohibits acts performed wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason: “To deny, directly or indirectly, any person the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation…”), and the First Amendment. Additionally, the suit claims that being banned from some of these social media platforms caused Loomer “to suffer severe financial injury.”
The Big Tech behemoths were not expecting the response they received.
Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter were seeking a quick ruling and a motion of “summary affirmance” of dismissal from the DC Court of Appeals – a ruling where the court concludes that the case is weak and it would be a waste of time to hear. However, the DC Court of Appeals has denied this motion and said that it will hear the merits of this suit…
If successful, Loomer’s lawsuit could open the proverbial floodgates for further litigious assault on Big Tech’s ultra-liberal ivory tower.