The deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security warned Monday that the actions of tech companies in censoring opinions with which they disagree posed a “serious threat to national security.”
Ken Cuccinelli highlighted Twitter’s decision last week to suspend the account of Mark Morgan, the DHS border chief after posting a message stating that “the border wall can stop gang members and assassins.”
Cuccinelli also pointed out that another social media platform, Hootsuite, severed ties with ICE two months ago after employees woke up.
“Big Tech would rather see Americans victimized than admit they are wrong,” Cuccinelli said, quoting the Washington Times.
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Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf also slammed Twitter on Friday, insisting that “censorship poses a threat to our security.”
In a letter to Jack Dorsey, Wolf described the censorship of Twitter as “unwarranted” and “disturbing.”
“As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies continue to rely on Twitter to share important information with the American public, your censorship poses a threat to our security,” Wolf said.
Twitter’s censorship of factual information poses a threat to national security.
It shouldn’t be for corporate bureaucrats to determine what security information the American public receives. https://t.co/9WzHcn4HLn pic.twitter.com/4lHJW5vEpZ
– Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) October 30, 2020
After briefing Dorsey about what CBP is going through at the border to protect America, Wolf insisted that “your business can choose to ignore these facts, but it’s not less censorship when you choose to. delete them.
“There was no reason to remove Mr Morgan’s tweet from your platform other than an ideological disagreement with the speaker,” Wolf continued.
“It is dangerous and damaging for a publisher to arbitrarily and baselessly decide, as he has done here, that the facts and policies of a particular presidential administration constitute ‘violence’ – in order to censor them,” he said. the DHS official also pointed out, accusing Twitter of “sabotaging public discourse.”
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