[More techno giant social media censorship of immigration reform groups.]
For National Release | April 19, 2019
(Raleigh, NC) After taking down ALIPAC’s folder titled “ALIPAC” last week, which contained memes opposing Amnesty bill S 874, Pinterest applied a full ban of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC’s account today after sending an email claiming:
There were no memes or images that attacked any people based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, etc. in ALIPAC’s Pinterest account.ALIPAC is a racially inclusive national organization with strict rules against racism, where many of the group’s top volunteers and donors are black and Hispanic.
All memes and images contained in ALIPAC’s now banned Pinterest account were posted (AND CAN BE REVIEWED) on ALIPAC’s Facebook account (View Here) and Twitter Account (View Here). Both Facebook and Twitter have very strict rules against racist and hateful content and have not banned or removed any of ALIPAC’s Pinterest hosted memes except for one about Molly Tibbetts, which Facebook apologized for removing and claimed to restore. (Review Washington Times Article)
“We have dispatched a certified letter to Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann asking him to correct this wrongful censorship and deceptive claims by Pinterest employees and restore our Pinterest folders and account,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “It is clear that someone at Pinterest disagrees with our politics and is using fake claims of racism and hate to censor us, influence the outcome of legislation and elections, and violate our civil rights!”
ALIPAC has been fighting a national battle against Silicon Valley corporation censorship, which violates the civil rights of American citizens and maintains a list of more than 94 conservative activists and groups being targeted by Facebook, Twittter, PayPal, Google, and now Pinterest. (View List)
Last year, ALIPAC’s 12 page report to Congress on Silicon Valley censorship (View) was entered into the Congressional Record by Iowa Congressman Steve King.
All of the memes ALIPAC uploaded to Pinterest are still visible in ALIPAC’s Announcements and Alerts section (View Here) going back more than 5 years.
Here are the latest memes ALIPAC uploaded to Pinterest since the ALIPAC folder was censored last week.
DO YOU FIND THESE MEMES TO BE RACIST OR HATEFUL?