A member of the lower house of the New Jersey legislature stood up for Laura Loomer Tuesday, making a social media post denouncing Twitter for banning Loomer after she called Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) “anti-Jewish.”
“I represent many constituents who are appalled at the hateful rhetoric [Ilhan Omar]. I personally cannot believe that [Twitter] would ban Laura Loomer for pointing out the awful fascistic behavior of an Anti-Semite,” Assemblyman Robert Auth said.
Loomer appeared on the Joe Piscopo show Tuesday to discuss her #StopTheBias campaign. Loomer is fighting back against tech censorship with her campaign, but she is also suing Twitter and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) over her ban.
This site reported:
“Investigative Journalist and Activist Laura Loomer filed suit today in a Florida court for harm caused by her November 2018 ban from the social media platform Twitter.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Loomer’s ban came at the instigation of CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) and was carried out shortly after CAIR’s meeting with Twitter executives. Loomer has been a frequent critic of CAIR and its CAIR Florida affiliate, as well as their “favorite daughters”, Congressional Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
The Twitter ban of Loomer came after the activist called Ilhan Omar “anti-Jewish”, a fact that has since been established and recognized by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and many other prominent political leaders.”
Tuesday morning, it was widely reported that President Donald J. Trump will hold a “social media summit” on July 11, inviting social media influencers to discuss anti-conservative bias in Big Tech space. Loomer has not yet been invited.
“The Social Media Summit set for July 11 will focus on the ‘opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,’” POLITICO said, quoting White House Spokesperson Judd Deere.
Invitees to the summit will include “digital leaders,” according to the report, but those people have not been specifically named. But meme magician CarpeDonktum announced on Twitter that he has been invited to the event.
“Thank You [President Trump] for the invite,” he said. “After working out a few issues with childcare, I happily accept! It is a great honor to have been invited!”
President Trump has often spoken out against social media bias, but has yet to take any concrete action on the subject. Though he recognized the issue in an interview with Tucker Carlson which aired on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday night, he did not detail a plan to curb the censorship.
He did say that his administration was looking into legal action against large technology conglomerates in a previous interview with Fox Business.
“Look, we should be suing Google and Facebook and all that, which, perhaps we will,” he told Fox Business during a phone interview.
“What they did to me on Twitter’s incredible,” he said. “I have millions and millions of followers, but I will tell you they make it very hard for people to join me on Twitter. If I announced tomorrow that I’m going to become a nice liberal Democrat, I would pick up five times more followers.”
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