Rogan O’Handley is suing Twitter and the state of California for colluding to ban him permanently from the social media giant. His case is being handled by Harmeet Dhillon’s legal nonprofit, the Center for American Liberty. At the time of his ban, the ardent Trump supporter had 440,000 followers. The ban followed several emails between officials in the California government to Twitter employee Kevin Kane.
He was banned for political reasons and supplies us with one more reason to declare social media platforms as utilities, so they can be regulated. That would make it impossible for any of them to ban anyone without sufficient cause. Political prosecution would be a thing of the past. it would give those who have banned a way to appeal their decisions.
Via the Center for American Liberty:
In 2018, the state government of California created the Office of Elections Cybersecurity to “educate voters” with “valid information” on election laws and procedures. And as any sensible person could predict, this office quickly devolved into a political weapon for censorship by the far-left Secretary of State’s Office, more resembling a Harry Potter like “Ministry of Approved Election Information” than a constitutionally governed state agency.
Leading up to the 2020 election and in the months following it, Twitter, at the direction government employees at the California Office of Elections Cybersecurity, discriminately removed tweets posted by conservative social media influencers criticizing Joe Biden and questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 election. Their objective was simple—censor their political opponents.
California Democrats have access to a rapid response team at Twitter, which takes down tweets at the request of Democrats. pic.twitter.com/czsJm9XBE7
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 18, 2021
Speaking on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Harmeet Dhillon pointed out that the main role of Alex Padilla, then California Secretary of State:
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— Center for American Liberty (@Liberty_Ctr) June 18, 2021
“If I can add, [Padilla] was auditioning for the role of United States senator. That’s very critical as well. He was hoping that if Kamala Harris was named the United States Vice President, he would be named by the governor to fill that role, and that’s exactly what happened. So he was actually elbowing out of the way other Democrats, and this whole contract for 35 million dollars for who to censor is so corrupt that other Democrats in the state protested about it because it was a no-bid contract given to a consultant for the Biden campaign.”