In the latest in a definable trend of Big Tech going after the Trump administration, Twitter suspended the account of Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan this week after he praised the president’s border wall for keeping dangerous illegal aliens out of the United States.
Citing “hateful conduct,” Twitter took exception to Morgan saying that strict border patrol policies have kept “gang members, murderers, sexual predators, and drugs” out of the country. Apparently, in the Twitterverse, illegal immigrants are wholly pure and free from any sin whatsoever. Maybe they ought to look at the statistical reality before using their banhammer.
“With just days left in the election, what they saw was the immigration narrative shift to show what the president has done and the success that he’s had. That’s what they were trying to stop. That’s what they were trying to censor,” Morgan told Fox News this weekend. “What every American should be concerned about is Jack [Dorsey]. That man gets to decide. He’s the judge, jury, and executioner about what is appropriate to say or not. That is un-American. He should not have that ability and we should all be united to make sure this ends.”
The move attracted scathing criticism from Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, who wrote an open letter to CEO Dorsey, saying that his actions represent a threat to America’s national security.
“Not only was Twitter’s act of censorship unjustified—the tweet is supported by data—it is disturbing. As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other Federal agencies continue to rely on Twitter to share important information with the U.S. public, your censorship poses a threat to our security,” wrote Wolf. “The fact that the tweet was removed and the account locked is startling. It is hard to understand how anyone believed Mr. Morgan’s tweet promoted violence, threats or harassment. Especially considering that the facts about the border wall system support the tweet.
“Whether you know it or not, CBP guards the front line of the American homeland,” he continued. “CBP repels and arrests thousands of violent criminal gang members each year. CBP rescues young girls who are forced into cross-border sex trafficking. CBP intercepts dangerous drugs and contraband, including enough of the opioid fentanyl to kill every man, woman, and child in the United States several times over. CBP fulfills the United States’ most obvious and essential law enforcement and national security responsibility to the people of our country. Your company may choose to be ignorant of these facts, but it is no less censorship when you choose to suppress them.”
Twitter’s latest foray into censorship comes only a couple of weeks after they blocked a New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop and the controversial material within. Dorsey was excoriated on Capitol Hill this past week for his company’s relentless barrage of censorship against conservatives and the president’s supporters, but, judging by this latest move, he doesn’t seem inclined to take any action.
Apparently Congress will have to do it for him.