DHS Secretary Chad Wolf Labels Twitter Censorship as a National Security Threat
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf labeled Twitter’s use of political and ideology as a national security threat on Friday.
Wolf explained how Twitter’s avaricious censorship represented a security threat to DHS operations in a lengthy letter to Jack Dorsey. He cited the recent censorship of senior Customs and Border Patrol Official Mark Morgan, whom Twitter had censored after he pointed out the effectiveness of a new border wall in deterring illegal alien crime and drug and human smuggling.
Read the letter here.
Wolf argued that “it should not be up to corporate bureaucrats to determine what security information the American public receives” when pointing out the national security threat of online censorship.
Twitter’s censoring of factual information poses a threat to national security.
— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) October 30, 2020
Wolf’s designation of Twitter’s censorious practices as a national security threat may lay the groundwork for federal officials to revoke the San Francisco company’s section 230 protections and open it to liability for acting as a publisher.
The freeze on Commissioner Morgan’s Twitter account was lifted after an outcry against the censorship. Twitter had claimed his tweets about the imperative of the border wall were promoted “hatred.”
A company that censors one of America’s frontline immigration law enforcement agencies is working with transnational criminal and smuggling organizations that have not only enriched themselves through trafficking illegal immigrants, but through the transit of opioids that have created an unmatched drug crisis in American communities.