Twitter Accused Of Censoring Term ‘Illegal Alien’ As ‘Hate Speech’

Twitter Accused Of Censoring Term ‘Illegal Alien’ As ‘Hate Speech’

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) said that they were censored

A Washington-based non-profit entity which actively promotes immigration reduction to the US has accused Twitter of censoring some of its Tweets as ‘hate speech’.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) said that they were denied the opportunity to promote one of their Tweets because of the term ‘illegal in’ citing it as hateful content.

CIS executive director Mark Krikorian Tweeted that the social networking service had rejected the paid promotion of a tweet after it was inexplicably tagged as “Hateful Content.”

Sputnik reports: Later, the think tank put out a series of tweets criticizing the company’s decision, and providing multiple examples showing that the phrase “illegal aliens” is a perfectly acceptable term in US legal practice.

In a press release released on Thursday, the CIS said four other tweets, including the phrases “illegal alien,” or “criminal alien” and references to law enforcement, had been rejected by the Twitter Ads program recently using the same excuse.

“We’ve reviewed your tweets and confirmed that it is ineligible to participate in the Twitter Ads program at this time based on our Hateful Content policy. Violating content includes, but is not limited to, that which his hate speech or advocacy against a protected group,” the company said in a response to an inquiry by the CIS.

In recent months, conservatives in the United States have accused the social media giant of double standards when it comes to its hateful conduct rules.

The news comes a week after Alex Jones and his related accounts, including his flagship Infowars, have been permanently banned from Twitter after he confronted a CNN reporter who was lobbying major Internet companies to have him shut down.

Jones was shut down by the social media giant after confronting hate-filled CNN rat Oliver Darcy about his campaign to have conservative voices silenced.

Video of the confrontation quickly went viral after it was uploaded to Twitter, which CEO Jack Dorsey described as a “digital town hall” before Congress the day before.

In a statement shared on Twitter, the company said it terminated Jones’ accounts for “abusive behavior”

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