Banished journalist and Florida U.S. House candidate Laura Loomer’s lawsuit against Big Tech will be heard in the court of law following an order in the D.C. Circuit on Thursday.
Loomer is accusing tech giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter of conspiring to suppress conservative voices on their platforms. The lawsuit is challenging these monolithic corporations for allegedly violating antitrust law as well as the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
Her lawsuit had been previously tossed out by U.S. District Judge Trever N. McFadden, a Trump appointee to the bench, who stated that “while selective censorship of the kind alleged by the plaintiffs may be antithetical to the American tradition of freedom of speech, it is not actionable under the First Amendment unless perpetrated by a state actor.” However, Loomer was able to use a recent court ruling to resurrect her lawsuit despite the initial setback.
Loomer’s legal team, led by the right-wing political interest group Freedom Watch, used the precedent of Packingham v. North Carolina, a ruling which determined that it was unconstitutional to ban sex offenders from social media. The case essentially set the precedent that social media is a 1st Amendment right.
“Many of the principles set forth by the Supreme Court in Packingham lead to what appellants believe is the natural progression of the law to hold that social media companies are liable for First Amendment violations, given the progression of technology and its infiltration into the daily lives of nearly every single person,” Loomer’s team said in their final brief presented to the court.
Loomer points to Twitter banning her from the platform at the end of 2018 after she said that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) adheres to a religion in which “women are abused” and “forced to wear the hijab.” She was similarly banned from Instagram for her assertion that Islam is “a cancer on humanity,” and Facebook, which owns Instagram, quickly followed suit and banned her even though the offending post was not made on that platform.
Loomer still cannot get her accounts restored despite the fact that she is running for the U.S. House in Florida’s 21st Congressional District, which could be considered a form of electoral interference.
Through her legal fight against the tech giants, Loomer is forcing them to reveal that they are no longer neutral platforms:
The tech behemoth Facebook has admitted that it is a publisher while defending its arbitrary censorship of banished journalist Laura Loomer, according to court documents.
Facebook banned Loomer’s account from their platform during a purge of popular conservative voices that happened in May. Others targeted by the purge included Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson. Loomer is striking back with a lawsuit that is unearthing some interesting revelations about the social media monolith.
“Under well-established law, neither Facebook nor any other publisher can be liable for failing to publish someone else’s message,” Facebook’s attorneys wrote.
Facebook actually has the audacity to claim that their 1st Amendment rights are being violated by Loomer’s lawsuit, in a total contorting of reality. They have filed a motion to dismiss the case.
“She claims Facebook labeled her as a ‘dangerous’ person who promotes hate – yet, the First Amendment has long protected such statements because they are opinions that are not capable of being proven true or false,” Facebook’s attorneys claim in their dismissal motion.
Right now, Facebook is protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act from being held liable for the content published on their platform. This special exemption worked fine when the social network engaged in relative neutrality, but those days are no more as Big Tech is at war with conservative and pro-Trump voices.
Loomer hopes to have her ability to communicate fully restored and to make Big Tech pay for infringing on her basic rights.
NASA Scientists In Antarctica Discover Possible Evidence Of Parallel Universe
Scientists working on a NASA program in Antarctica reportedly observed a phenomenon which could be evidence of the existence of a parallel universe.
The program which led to this discovery in 2016 is called ANITA, or Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna, which intended to study subatomic “ghost” particles that come from space by launching a balloon with antennae, taking advantage of the dry and relatively interference-free air above Antarctica.
The particles, called neutrinos, can be relatively low or high energy. If the former, they can actually pass through the solid matter of the earth entirely, but if the latter, they cannot. This means that high-energy neutrinos, known as tau neutrinos, would only ever be expected to be detected coming down from space.
However, what the researchers found which astounded them was tau neutrinos actually coming up from the earth. This incredibly rare and “billion-to-one” event might happen once, but it was observed several times, leaving scientists with limited possible explanations.
One explanation, fantastical as it may seem, which was seriously proposed as a result was the possibility that these particles were from a parallel universe and traveling backward in time, explaining why they were observed coming up from the earth into space despite originating from space and being unable to pass through the planet.
This potential parallel universe, which would have been created in the Big Bang along with ours, is described as being a mirror image where everything, from our perspective, would be backwards: right and left, positive and negative, and the direction of time. To inhabitants of that universe, ours would likewise be running backwards.
This hypothesis was apparently seriously entertained according to published reports detailing the results of the NASA study. However, even supportive researchers noted that it was controversial and not accepted by all, though there have also been voices of favorability.
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