Twitter made the phrase Kill All Jews Trending in New York on November 2, 2018 – four days before the Congressional elections. The trending topics are created by Twitter itself, not its users. My experience as a software engineer suggests that someone inside Twitter made this a trending topic manually, or tinkered with the software code to make this topic trending in New York, possibly to blame Trump for it. Twitter’s trending topics are not “information provided by another information content provider” for which it might be protected from liability under Section 230.
In July 2018, Twitter halted or banned paid (promoted) tweets from my account, directed by me to mostly Jewish audiences of my choice. In November 2019, Twitter banned my account from sending any paid tweets at all. That coincided with the ban on “political ads”. Twitter established this policy after Joe Biden complained about Trump campaign ads, exposing Biden’s Ukrainian corruption.
I think Twitter acts as a telecommunications common carrier for paid (promoted) tweets and must not discriminate against or among customers.
Charges, services, etc.
It shall be unlawful for any common carrier to make any unjust or unreasonable discrimination in charges, practices, classifications, regulations, facilities, or services for or in connection with like communication service, directly or indirectly, by any means or device, or to make or give any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to any particular person, class of persons, or locality, or to subject any particular person, class of persons, or locality to any undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage.
The term “telecommunications” means the transmission, between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user’s choosing, without change in the form or content of the information as sent and received
(51) Telecommunications carrier
The term “telecommunications carrier” means any provider of telecommunications services … A telecommunications carrier shall be treated as a common carrier under this chapter …
The following are screenshots of some of my paid tweets, illegally halted by Twitter before or during delivery.
via Science Defies Politics
January 13, 2020 at 04:41PM