Michael Zeleny (larvatus) wrote,
Michael Zeleny

taylor v. twitter: a challenge to internet censorship

My fellow asshole-American, Jared Taylor, is arguing in the Superior Court of San Francisco, that Twitter, which describes itself as “the live public square, the public space—a forum where conversations happen”, is subject to the provisions of the First Amendment, pursuant to the reasoning and rulings of Pruneyard Shopping Center v. Robins, 447 U.S. 74 (1980), and recent dicta of Packingham v. North Carolina, 582 U.S. ___ (2017). The merits of his claim appear to turn on glossing over the key difference between Twitter users and Pruneyard visitors, whereby only the former are required to accept their host’s terms of service as a condition of entry. In light of pervasive ongoing online censorship of Second Amendment content, all 541 pages of the First Amended Complaint in Taylor v. Twitter, make for very interesting reading for fans of our Bill of Rights.

Taylor v. Twitter

Tags: america, freedom, guns, law

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