End Twitter Discrimination Against Conservative Voices
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The ongoing discrimination and malicious disruption to Conservative Twitter voices is a violation of their own Terms of Service.
The contract between Twitter and its users is breached by their Non-Disclosure of practices that exceed what is written in the Violation policies and which has led to an increase in the discriminatory restriction and suspension of long standing, large following accounts, to the detriment of the users they are contractually agreeing to protect.
Twitter displays their bias by warning users in the TOS that they should "understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive." But then discriminatorily ban and restrict Conservative users by,
Specifically, but not limited to:
1. Any and all posts regarding Islam in the negative where no threats have been made and are only personal opinion, but when overt threats to Conservative accounts are made by Muslims in response, they go ignored and unaddressed.
2. Any and all posts regarding illegal immigration in the negative even when those posts contain true and published facts and express only personal opinion.
3. Any and all posts regarding our second amendment rights in the positive, including but not limited to our determination to exercise that right in defense of the above-referenced items when necessary.
4. Any and all posts regarding support of the current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, in the positive, especially with regard to how Twitter and the MSM engage in silencing his supporters.
In their new "Hateful Conduct" amendment, Twitter states actionable tweets include those where "You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.”
There is no mandate for holding a political position regarding these above issues. They are not and should not be construed as same. Having a personal opinion in the negative about any of the above-referenced topics does not equate to the stipulations as set forth in the amendment to their rules. Therefore, Twitter is in breach of contract to their users either by Unconscionability or Unilateral Mistake.
It has been documented that Twitter will now flagrantly restrict Conservative reporters and targets of harassment - even when those reports include violent intimations, recurrent targeted attacks and self-confessed stalking behavior by the reported. In these cases, it has been noted that although the reporter is restricted, the reported remains unsanctioned.
Twitter is condoning the very behavior outlined in their rules by passing discriminatory judgment on the victims based on their political affiliation.
Twitter also states that "We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice."
This discriminatory behavior blatantly disregards what is written in their own rules. They have taken it upon themselves to act as a misguided moral conscience by banning those posting their personal opinion content, even when posted in the spirit of humor or satire, when no reasonable person would find the content harmful.
Furthermore, Twitter purports to be a social media "network". Its model is users creating accounts that can then be followed and information disseminated to those elective followers. Twitter has no purview to censor what is said by a user to their followers.
I am writing this petition to encourage Twitter, Inc. to cease and desist from its targeted silencing of Conservative voices.
I am writing this petition to encourage Twitter to create a designation that allows true and uninterrupted discourse by those that wish to engage in same.
Thank you for your consideration.
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