Is a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center a precursor to action against social media giants like Facebook and Twitter?
Plaintiff Gavin McInnes says yes.
Appearing on “America’s Voice Live” with Amanda Head and yours truly today, McInnes, who just filed suit against the group famous for labeling ideological opponents as “hate” groups, says the relationship between the SPLC and socials and media entities is cause for concern.
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“Can your suit be interpreted as a precursor to action against the social media platforms?” I asked him.
“Yes, I think it can,” McInnes responded, “I think it can.
“The social media platforms are using the SPLC and the (Anti-Defamation League) as reliable sources despite them being debunked. And I don’t know if they’re doing that because they’re dumb, or if they feel some sort of a threat if they’re intimidated by the SPLC and they’ve been told, ‘use us as your authority on all things hate, or else!'” he said.
“Let’s find out because even Twitter a few years ago was much more open and exciting and interesting,” McInnes said, adding groups like the SPLC make platforms like Twitter “depressing and colorless.”'
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