Action: Demand Media Coverage of Twitter’s Increasingly Aggressive Thought Policing Attacks on First Amendment Free Speech

The Issue:

Mainstream US media fails to meet its ethical duty to protect First Amendment free speech. Twitter is becoming increasingly aggressive in its censorship and thought policing attacks on freedom of speech.

Demand media cover the latest Twitter thought police attack in its lockout of 4th Wave Now, for using the scientific term ‘natal male,’ calling it “hateful conduct.” This lockout continues even after TW admitted it was in error.

What You Can Do:

    1. TWEET: (targets and scripts below)

Continually tweet, retweet the media outlets for refusing to cover Twitter’s dangerous thought policing attacks on First Amendment free speech. Use the hashtag: #AddressTwitterThoughtPolicing

2. Send an email (script below).

Scripts:

Tweet #1

Journalists have an ethical duty to protect First Amendment. Expose Twitter’s increasingly aggressive censorship. Cover Twitter’s lockout of 4th Wave Now for using the scientific term ‘natal male,’ calling it “hateful conduct.” #AddressTwitterThoughtPolicing

Tweets #2

I urge you to cover Twitter’s thought police lockout of 4th Wave Now‘s use of the scientific term ‘natal male.’ Since when is this term “hateful conduct?” Journalism has an ethical duty to protect the First Amendment. #AddressTwitterThoughtPolicing

Tweet #3

I urge you to cover Twitter’s thought police attack in its lockout of 4th Wave Now, for using the scientific term ‘natal male,’ calling it “hateful conduct.” This lockout continues after TW admitted it was in error. #AddressTwitterThoughtPolicing

Email Script:

Twitter is becoming increasingly aggressive in its thought policing attacks on First Amendment. I urge you as a journalist to fulfill your ethical duty to protect free speech by reporting on Twitter’s dangerous attacks on our fundamental democratic rights.

I especially urge you to cover Twitter’s latest transgression: the lockout of 4th Wave Now for the use of the scientific term ‘natal male,’ Twitter calling it “hateful conduct.” This lockout continues, even though Twitter admitted it was in error. What is really going on?

sincerely,
[Your Name]

Targets:

Twitter:
@NBCNews, @MSNBC, @ABC, @CBSNews, @FoxNews, @CNN, @CNBC, @nytimes, ‏@WSJ, @USATODAY, @NewYorker, @latimes, ‏@WashTimes, @washingtonpost, @Jezebel, @Independent, @DiscoverSoc, @IrishCentral, @mmfa, @JeanneCummings, @aaronzitner, @JaneMayerNYer, @fstonenyc, @LizaPluto ‏

Facebook:
@NBCNews, @MSNBC, @ABCNetwork, @CBSNews, @FoxNews, @CNN, @CNBC, @nytimes, @wsj, @usatoday, @newyorker, @latimes, @TheWashingtonTimes, @washingtonpost, @Jezebel, @TheIndependentOnline, @discoversociety, @IrishCentral

Email:

newsdesk@independent.co.uk, betsy.reed@theintercept.com, submissions@truthdig.com, info@truthout.org, counterpunch@counterpunch.org, queries@cjr.org, letters@harpers.org, hrwpress@hrw.org, scoop@motherjones.com, mail@newleftreview.org, comments@newstatesman.co.uk, support@salon.com, slateoffice@slate.com, newsdesk@independent.co.uk, Stephanie.ebbert@globe.com, editorialsubmissions@nymag.com, comments@nymag.com, outreach@democracynow.org, stories@democracynow.org, nermeen@democracynow.org, mike@democracynow.org, producers@democracynow.org, amy@democracynow.org, metro@sfchronicle.com, Charlotte.greensit@theintercept.com, jeffrey_goldberg@theatlantic.com, swati@theatlantic.com, sgaiser@sfexaminer.com, swilliams@abqjournal.com, webteam@postandcourier.com, Rachel@msnbc.com,nbcnewsmediarelations@nbcuni.com, davidfirestone@nbcuni.com, executive_editor@nbcuni.com, lizapluta@turner.com, memoree@afterellen.com, Kelly.mcnally@foxnews.com, viewermail@newshour.org, aaronbrown@turner.com, paulazahn2@cnn.com, editorial@nytimes.com, oped@nytimes.com, editor@usatoday.com, readercenter@nytimes.com, letters@nytimes.com, Jeanne.cummings@wsj.com, jane_mayer@newyorker.com, themail@newyorker.com, letters@latimes.com, lettersbwol@businessweek.com, letters@washingtontimes.com, letters@washpost.com, edit.features@wsj.com, aaronzitner@latimes.com, info@jezebel.org, discoversociety@outlook.com, newsdesk@independent.co.uk, editors@irishcentral.com, gcmediacheck@gmail.com, action@mediamatters.org, realitycheck@cbsnews.com, msnbcreports@msnbc.com, 2020@abc.com, msnbcinvestigates@msnbc.com