Fox News: Twitter allows some threats against conservative SCOTUS Justices, pro-life pregnancy centers to flourish

July 14, 2022

Fox News

Supreme Court Justices, pro-life pregnancy centers and like-minded conservatives have faced online threats from the left since Roe v. Wade was overturned last month and Twitter has allowed many violent messages to remain on its platform. 

The conservative Media Research Center found 67 posts threatening or calling for violence against Supreme Court Justices from June 24 through July 8 alone, representing the two-week period immediately following the court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case that overturned the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade.

Internet Accountability Project founder Mike Davis, a former law clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch, believes things would play out much differently if liberal justices and their left-leaning allies were being targeted. 

“Twitter once again shows its true left-wing colors by allowing threats against Supreme Court justices, pro-life pregnancy centers and Catholic churches to flourish on its platform,” Davis told Fox News Digital. 

“Just imagine if a group of White nationalists harassed and intimidated Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson while she’s deciding the upcoming affirmative action case and the Supreme Court,” Davis continued. “These big tech platforms have gatekeeping power over information and commerce online, and it is long past time for Republican lawmakers to put constituents first instead of their big tech donors, and break up these big tech monopolists.” 

Davis believes that a social media platform would simply “hide behind Section 230 immunity” if threats promoted on the internet turned into real-world violence. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

The section has been pivotal in the rise of today’s social media giants by allowing not only Internet service providers –­ but also Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and others –­ to be shielded from liability from content posted on their platforms by third parties, in most cases.

“Congress needs to repeal the Section 230 immunity, it has long outlived its purpose,” Davis said. 

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