Twitter, Google Sued From Opposite Sides Over White Pride
A smartphone is held as a laptop screen shows the Twitter Inc. logo in this arranged photograph taken in London, U.K. (Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Twitter, Google Sued From Opposite Sides Over White Pride

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. is accused of censoring a self-proclaimed “white advocate,” while Google faces claims that it didn’t protect employees from supremacist bullies.

Silicon Valley was plunged deeper into the culture wars with a pair of new lawsuits in San Francisco Superior Court.

In the case against Twitter, Jared Taylor claims that he and his publication, American Renaissance, were both permanently banned from the platform not because they harassed anyone or advocated violence. Instead, he said, it was because of ”their controversial views on race and immigration -- the subjective view that they are ‘racist’ and ‘extremist.”’

In the complaint against Alphabet Inc.’s Google, a former engineer who identifies as transgender alleges that the company allowed employees to “belittle and harass” minorities on its internal message boards. Tim Chevalier says he tried to push back against the bullying, but was ultimately fired “because of his political statements in opposition to the discrimination, harassment, and white supremacy he saw being expressed on Google’s internal messaging systems.”

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