REPORT: Major social media platform blocks posts that use phrase ‘illegal alien,’ classifying them as ‘hateful content’

BY TRACY MATHESON / SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 /

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The federal government, U.S. Supreme Court, and lawyers across the country use the word “illegal alien” to describe immigrants who illegally enter the country, because that’s the definition in the law.

But Twitter makes its own laws, and the social media giant is now blocking folks from promoting any messages with the phrase, which its moderators apparently consider “hate speech.”

The article goes on to state the following:

“1/ Twitter is not allowing us to promote any tweets including the phrase ‘illegal alien(s)’, citing it as Hateful Content,” the Center for Immigration Studies posted to Twitter Tuesday. “However, ‘illegal aliens’ has been used in both federal law and by the Supreme Court.”

Twitter rejected a total of four ads from the Center but provided only vague reasoning for the decision.

“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 include, but is not limited to, that which is hate speech or advocacy against a protected group,” according to a notice posted on the CIS website.

“All four tweets use the statutory phrases ‘illegal alien’ or ‘criminal alien’, and all of the tweets referenced law enforcement, either at the border or in the interior,” CIS reports. “One of the tweets contained a powerful Daily Caller video showing illegal aliens in camouflage carrying large backpacks across the border unimpeded.”

One of the tweets rejected by Twitter Ads simply stated facts put out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Others offered an opinion on immigration that runs counter to the mainstream media narrative.

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3 Comments

  1. Suz September 12th, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Ok … let’s call them what they really are LAW BREAKING CRIMINALS!

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  2. Pam h September 12th, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Twitter is nothing but hate. That is why I dislike it so. But to censor a legally correct term … Cleaning up the wrong stuff, idiots!

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  3. Andrea Etchison September 12th, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Brandon Straka of Walkaway campaign was banned today because he mentioned he was being interviewed on infowars. 30 day ban! Right before the March in d.c.

    Reply

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