The following is an excerpt from an article in Newsweek.
A legislative counsel member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned Friday that the suspension of President Donald Trump's social media accounts wielded "unchecked power," by Twitter and Facebook.
Kate Ruane, a senior legislative counsel at the ACLU said in a statement that the decision to suspend Trump from social media could set a precedent for big tech companies to silence less privileged voices.
ACLU statement courtesy of Voice of America:
For months, President Trump has been using social media platforms to seed doubt about the results of the election and to undermine the will of the voters. We understand the desire to permanently suspend him now, but it should concern everyone when companies like Facebook and Twitter wield the unchecked power to remove people from platforms that have become indispensable for the speech of billions -- especially when political realities make those decisions easier. President Trump can turn to his press team or Fox News to communicate with the public, but others -- like the many Black, Brown, and LGBTQ activists who have been censored by social media companies -- will not have that luxury. It is our hope that these companies will apply their rules transparently to everyone.Kate Ruane, a senior legislative counsel, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
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Barbara A Bishop says
So the ACLU isn't going to do anything. Didn't think so. Just lip service. This is the day that America died. So sad
joseph valenti says
You are a strong lady. I approve with your thinking !
Damn! I was hoping for the ACLU would do more
Tom Dudley says
Dumb, Facebook and Twitter should be regulated and fined for taking speech away from anyone, what the hell is the matter with you government people!!!! Also google!!!!
David Gebhardt says
We the People need to "take away" the government people. Limit their terms. Too long in office and they forget their place and get corrupted. 😡🇺🇸
President-Elect TwoLaine (NOT The Felon Biden) says
Good to know that the ACLU represents only "Black, Brown, and LGBTQ activists"..
Any entity, whether social media or big tech, that censors people and deprive them of their first amendment right which is in the constitution should be tried for treason. Anyone going against any of the articles or the constitution should be considered as committing treason..
Richard Warren says
I will do all I can to file an action against each of the
Parties that are involved in this conspiracy and ask that they be sanctioned as a utility so that they can be sued as any other utility.
Mike Disney says
The ACLU is one of the WORST things that was ever formed in America. It has seemingly done more to abolish our civil liberties by protecting those who are on the wrong side of "right" than anything else I can think of, and the shame of it is that it is our American Constitution and our Bill of Rights that has made it possible for this to happen. Never would the ACLU (or anything like it) have ever gotten a foothold in most other countries. For instance, can you imagine it functioning in Russia or in Communist China? The ACLU has done more damage than almost any other thing that I can imagine that has functioned in the USA during my lifetime -- other than maybe ANTIFA, BLM, and the current far left Democratic Party.
Mike (( and Full Measure Team )),
The ACLU is the CANCER destroying America; and it
serves Communism’s goals—always has ! :
— Communist China Controls MSM —
What could go wrong there?
The ACLU uses blacks to topple America :
Gayle King unknowingly revealed why blacks
and whites are at odds in social interactions.
While interviewing Caucafrican Angie Thomas
on CBS This Morning, King blurted out this :
“Black men haaave feeelings !!!”
Well, yes (( from my psychology studies )) :
Generally, whites are a
THINKING race; blacks,
an EMOTING one—to
explain inequalities in
The ACLU blames RACISM
while knowing it is GENETICS.
So few whites SEE, that America
has become Bedford Falls after
George Bailey succeeded to kill
Mainstream conservatives have refused
to charge the Good-Cop/Bad-Cop ACLU
with being (( my coined term )) the :
A M E R I C A N
C O M M U N I S T
L A W Y E R S
U N I O N
Yeah, conservatives’ ineptitude is
astounding—not to have used my
REVELATORY term (( Limbaugh,
Beck, Katz et al. )).
I remember a time when the ACLU represented extremely unpopular causes & people! Now they too have to state that concerns about the integrity of our elections are unfounded! I wonder what evidentiary findings they are relying upon to reach that conclusion? All of this makes me outraged & also sad!
Now even the President can’t question voting irregularities! Hilary is still calling President Trump illegitimate!
What person with a brain in their head doesn’t have any questions about this election results!!
The ACLU had engineered the UNPOPULAR removal of school-prayer;
had engineered the UNPOPULAR FORCED-integration of two incompatible races;
had engineered the UNPOPULAR “civil” rights of a virus, to effect protection for Gays;
had engineered the UNPOPULAR shutting down of mental institutions, to effect NUTS;
had engineered the UNPOPULAR killing of wombed babies, to protect lecherous men;
had engineered . . . the list of the EVIL hatched by those COMMUNISTS is astounding.
David Scott Bockelman says
So basically what your saying is the POTUS can defend himself. Only your special anointed groups deserve your services. Here's a suggestion to eliminate any confusion by the "American" portion of your name; change your name to the Minority Civil Liberties Union MCLU.
Your a group of liberal activist hacks who represent under a false flag.
Tom Frazier says
Well the ACLU spokesperson couldn't even stand up for Freedom of Speech without a qualifying preamble about Donald Trump's misdeeds. How about saying this: "We believe in Freedom of Speech period" [ , ]
So much for the ACLU. If they don't agree with you why would you expect them to stand up for your civil liberties? Look up "integrity" in the Dictionary, ACLU.