Facebook, Twitter Suspend Writer Who Tweeted At AOC About ‘Illegal Immigrants’

July 23rd, 2019 1:18 PM

Facebook and Twitter are working together to squelch any conservative opinions about illegal aliens. 

Conservative writer and Breitbart contributor Warner Todd Huston wrote that he had been suspended from both social media platforms after tweeting “Illegal aliens are not immigrants. They are criminals.” He then tweeted it at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Within a few hours, Huston was suspended from Twitter for seven days because of the tweet. 

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that she had attended an event “centering advocacy for immigrant communities.” Huston tried to respond that the technical term for those who enter into the United States illegally are not immigrants, because that would imply some respect for the U.S.’s immigration laws. 

Twitter suspended Huston because his tweet violated Twitter rules because it claimed he “promoted violence against, threatened, or harassed other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.” 

Huston wrote in his blog that “I came across a tweet by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who was calling illegal aliens “immigrants.” This, of course, is a lie. Illegals are not “immigrants.” Illegals are lawbreaking criminals.” 

When Huston took a screenshot of his Twitter suspension and posted it to Facebook, he was given a notification on Facebook that his account had also been suspended for three days. Facebook told Huston that his post went against “our standards on hate speech, so no one else can see it.” 

Twitter seems to jump at the chance to defend Rep. Ocasio-Cortez at any opportunity. The platform suspended the AOC Parody page for “impersonating” the representative,  even though multiple parody accounts of President Trump and other GOP officials still exist on Twitter. It seems for now that one cannot publicly disagree with Ocasio-Cortez over immigration.