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Libs of TikTok Threatens to Sue Twitter After Second Suspension: ‘I’ve Just Exposed the Left’s Depravity’

“The truth is I haven’t engaged in hateful conduct. I’ve just exposed the Left’s depravity by reporting the facts.”

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Libs of TikTok has officially put Twitter on notice after a second temporary suspension, threatening legal action if their account is permanently banned.

The popular conservative account, which reposts videos from TikTok of teachers and activists to Twitter with commentary, revealed that they had been suspended from Twitter for 7 days on Sunday, for allegedly violating their “hateful conduct policy.”

The commentator wrote on her Substack that, just like her previous week-long suspension, Twitter “provided no explanation” as to how the content policy was violated.

“The truth is I haven’t engaged in hateful conduct,” she said. “I’ve just exposed the Left’s depravity by reporting the facts. There’s no rule against that, so they have to make up violations I’ve never committed.”

The account owner’s enemies have celebrated the suspension, and called for Twitter to permanently ban the account, claiming anything else is unfair.

Taylor Lorenz, a liberal journalist and Libs of TikTok doomsayer who previously published an article revealing private information about Libs of TikTok that many consider to be doxxing, previously suggested Twitter was deeply concerned about the account.

Lorenz claimed in a Washington Post report published after Libs of TikTok’s temporary suspension earlier this month that Twitter executives are facing “internal pressure from employees to respond more aggressively to the account.”

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Following this new suspension, attorney James R Lawrence III of Envisage Law, who represents Libs of TikTok, wrote to Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde, the head of Legal, Policy and Trust at the Big Tech, putting them on notice of forthcoming legal action if the big tech platform permanently bans the Libs of TikTok account.

“Our client’s reporting may be offensive to Twitter users, including users who identify with protected categories, but that is not sufficient in and of itself to cut LOTT off from your company’s platform and our client’s audience,” Lawrence wrote.

They argued that since Twitter had repeatedly confirmed that many tweets from Libs of TikTok did not violate their policy, and that investigations from Twitter should have uncovered any violations, Twitter was at risk of falling foul of breach of contract and promissory estoppel claims.

The letter cited Texas House Bill 20, an anti-censorship law that was recently upheld by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court rejected the notion that Big Tech platorms “have a freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say,” removing a preliminary injunction on the law by the Supreme Court.

With HB20 in effect, the letter argued that the temporary suspension is already in violation of the law. “Outside of perhaps the Gilded Age of a bygone era, rarely has a multi-billion-dollar company’s words – claiming to be ‘the free speech wing of the free speech party’ while censoring journalism – so contradicted its actions,” the letter noted:

“Many Americans are tired of listening to your company talk the talk of free expression while walking the walk of censorship. And LOTT is no exception. If Twitter refuses to live up to its own words and aspirations, and permanently bans our client’s account, LOTT will have no choice but to ask a court to order Twitter to live up it is own statements. We reiterate our request that Twitter immediately reinstate the @LibsofTikTok account.”

As Valiant News reported, Libs of TikTok was banned from Instagram in May, before the platform, owned by Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, decided that the suspension was a “mistake,” and reinstated it, after backlash across social media.

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Jack Hadfield
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Jack Hadfield is the Associate Editor at Valiant News. An investigative reporter from the UK, and the director and presenter of "Destination Dover: Migrants in the Channel, his work has appeared in such sites as Breitbart and The Political Insider. You can follow him on Gab @JH, on Telegram @JackHadders, or see his other social media by visiting jackhadfield.co.uk.

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    Ozzonelayyer

    September 29, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    All she does is repost what libs say and gets banned for exposing them. Why do people use twitter again?

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