Go read Miguel’s post about Twitter shutting down people who were telling a bunch of smug, gender studies majors who were being paid to write op-eds about the evils of white hetero-normative cis-patriarchy, that they should learn to code after getting shit canned because nobody wants to pay for a subscription to HuffPo when they can get that crap for free on Tumblr.
Now consider that Twitter did NOTHING to stop the targeted harassment of the Covington Catholic School kids, or their families. The school was closed down for a few days due to the number of death threats received. Celebrities and politicians spread false and defamatory information about these kids. They were doxxed.
Nick Sandamnn, the smirking kid, and his family have retained L. Lin Wood, the defamation attorney famous for defending Richard Jewell, the security guard blamed for the Atlanta Olympic bombing.
This incredible bias by Twitter is an orgy of evidence that Twitter should be held liable as a publisher, for every libel and threat made against Sandmann and the rest of the Covington Catholic School kids.
Twitter has an equity standing of roughly $5 Billion. I’d like to see a Catholic School kid in Kentucky get a sizable chunk of that.
I can guarantee that will open the floodgates of libel lawsuits against Twitter, and eventually Facebook, by every defamed person who has been the subject of a ginned up hate mob.
Twitters bias will be their undoing.