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DHS: Twitter Censorship ‘Threat to Security’


Clarion Project

DHS: Twitter Censorship ‘Threat to Security’

Shutting down law enforcement’s ability to communicate leaves the public more vulnerable to ‘threat actors’

by Meira Svirsky

On the eve of U.S. elections, where candidates have significant differences on U.S. immigration policy, Twitter censorship shut down the account of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan.

Morgan had attempted to tweet out the following information, which was flagged by the tech giant for violating its rules on hateful and violent content:

    Having banned the @nypost for daring to report on Joe Biden, Twitter is now banning the *U.S. government* from pointing out facts about border security and illegal immigration.

    Walls work,

    — Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) October 29, 2020

Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf called the censorship a “threat to security” in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, saying it served to “cut off an essential mode of communication between U.S. government officials and the public. In doing so, Twitter is sabotaging public discourse regarding important national and homeland security issues.”

Further, Wolf said, suppressing the tweet constituted “obstructing Americans’ inalienable right to communicate with each other and with their government and its officials.”

The issue of illegal immigration is a point of contention between President Donald Trump and his Democrat challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Full story https://clarionproject.org/election-2020-how-twitter-censorship-empowers-extremists/