Anime Right News (ARN) — Jared Taylor of American Renaissance has won a significant victory in his legal battle against Twitter's Orwellian censorship policy. A California judge has ruled that Twitter's bid to dismiss the lawsuit has been rejected because Twitter's policy of suspending accounts for any or no reason could be fraudulent and false representation of their claim to be a free speech platform.
Taylor properly supported his allegations that Twitter’s policy of suspending accounts, in the judge’s words, “at any time, for any reason or for no reason” may be unconscionable and that the company calling itself a platform devoted to free speech may be misleading and therefore fraudulent.
Jared Taylor began the lawsuit after his twitter account was permanently suspended, along with American Renaissance and many others in December of 2017. The lawsuit sought to challenge Twitter's claim they have a right as a privately owned company to suspend and censor whoever they want and for any reason. The lawsuit aimed to prove that Twitter is a privately owned public forum and cannot censor speech.
The court ruling that Twitter's policy of censorship is fraudulent, although only a first step, could already have serious ramifications on Twitter's censorship of users for ideological reasons.
Twitter in partnership with the ADL engaged in a now infamous ideological purge of right wing users on the 18th December of 2017. This landmark ruling will strike a blow for free speech and the integrity of the first amendment, and may well be the turning point against the ADL's crackdown on the right on social media.