Twitter Censors Tweet Promoting Sheriff Joe Arpaio as Head of Border Patrol – Calls It “Hate Speech”
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is a group that promotes legal immigration in the United States.
On Friday ALIPAC promoted a press release and social media meme supporting Arizona Sherrif Joe Arpaio as a pick for Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, or Border Patrol.
ALIPAC later received a surprising e-mail from Twitter saying their attempt to promote the message was rejected for being, “Hate, sensitive topics, and violence”.
ALIPAC tried to advertise the meme on the group’s Twitter account (View) and received the following response by email…
We have determined that the following Tweet cannot be included in your Twitter Ads campaigns:
— William Gheen (@ALIPAC) November 18, 2016
This determination is based on the following Twitter Ads policy:
Hate, sensitive topics, and violence
Details about this policy are available at https://support.twitter.com/adspolicy/sensitive.
Today ALIPAC responded:
“Despite Twitter’s defamation of Sheriff Arpaio and attempt to censor us and violate our civil rights, the positive response to our request Sheriff Joe be placed in charge of the effort to build the wall and deport violent illegal immigrants has been huge!” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “… It is clear that if Donald Trump appoints Sheriff Joe as head of Homeland Security or the Border Patrol, there will be a loud resounding cheer across America!”
This censorship comes at a time when Twitter is banning conservative voices like Breitbart’s MiloYiannopoulos and other targets of the SPLC! (View Source)