Twitter 'Moment' Trashes Georgia Religious Liberty Bill

March 24th, 2016 1:20 PM

A few months ago, Twitter rolled out a new curated feature called "Moments," which gives users a roundup of interesting tweets related to a news item that's hot on Twitter at the moment. With human curation, of course, come human biases, and, unsurprisingly, more often than not they seem to be liberal in nature when it comes to politics.

The latest example is how Twitter is treating the religious-freedom bill being considered in Georgia, which a number of corporations oppose, alleging it amounts to a pro-discrimination bill targeting gays and lesbians.

"'Religious liberty' bill could cost Georgia more than its dignity," sneered the headline for the feature, adding: 

From Disney to the NFL, major corporations are rallying against Georgia's so-called "religious liberty" bill, which allows faith-based organizations to deny services to those who violate their "sincerely held religious belief." Critics argue it is a path to legalized discrimination. Now it's up to the Governor to sign or veto the bill.

No tweets were included that were in support of the legislation in question, while opponents were represented with tweets like these: