US Federal Government Authorizes Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to Censor “Anti-Islam” Speech; Lawsuit Filed, by the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC).
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment … provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge.
This is being challenged by the AFLC, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Jihad Watch. David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel:
It has been the top agenda item of Islamic supremacists to impose such standards on the West. Its leading proponents are the Muslim Brotherhood’s network of Islamist activist groups in the West and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which co-sponsored, with support from Obama and then-Secretary of State Clinton, a U.N. resolution which called on all nations to ban speech that could promote mere hostility to Islam. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are falling in line, and we seek to stop this assault on our First Amendment freedoms.
Just so you know. What you see on social media and the mainstream media is subject to censorship that protects the image of Islam.
hat-tip Stephen Neil