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Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by MadamExcellency: 4:50pm On Feb 19
A California court this week ruled in favor of Twitter in a lawsuit that stemmed from the company’s ban of a feminist writer’s account who tweeted that “men aren’t women.”

How we got here: Twitter banned Meghan Murphy, a Canadian journalist and founder of Feminist Current, back in 2019 following several tweets that the company said violated its hateful conduct policy. Twitter first locked her out of her account after writing: “How are transwomen not men? What is the difference between a man and a transwoman?” and “Men aren’t women.”



The feminist writer deleted her posts and later tweeted: “I’m not allowed to say that men aren’t women or ask questions about the notion of transgenderism at all anymore?”

This prompted Twitter to permanently ban her. In response, Murphy sued Twitter. Her lawyer argued that the company wrongly claims that it does not discriminate based on political views.



“Twitter has begun silencing individuals and political views they don’t want heard,” Murphy said in November 2018.

The story: A California appeals court ruled that Twitter had the right to ban her from the platform in a 42-page opinion by the First District Appellate Court that upholds a previous decision to dismiss the case.



The appeals court cited higher courts’ findings that social media sites like Twitter can ban users for certain speech that violate its policies. It also ruled that Twitter’s mission statement to “give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers” does not represent a legal promise.

In other words, the court relied on the Communications Decency Act’s Section 230 which protects social media giants from liability and the fact that private companies are not restricted by the First Amendment.

“Because Murphy has not alleged Twitter ever made a specific representation directly to her or others that they would not remove content from their platform or deny access to their accounts, but rather expressly reserved the right to remove content, including content they determine is harassing or intolerable, and suspend or terminate accounts ‘for any or no reason’ in its terms of service, Murphy cannot plead reasonable reliance on the alleged promises as a matter of law,”

Associate Justice Sandra L. Margulies wrote.

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Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by LMS1(m): 4:51pm On Feb 19
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Anyway What Do I Know?.
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Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by Fahdiga(m): 4:57pm On Feb 19
Are men really women for christ sake. why are this demented people that call themselves feminist just want to turn things upside down. anyway let them continue the discussion. it won't amount to anything at the end
Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by BrandBrainBox: 4:57pm On Feb 19
shocked OP, what's the connection between the story and the photo?
Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by chatinent: 5:03pm On Feb 19
Smiles.
Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by Fahdiga(m): 5:05pm On Feb 19
chatinent:
Smiles.
Continue deceiving yourself. women will always be under men's authority
Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by chatinent: 5:10pm On Feb 19
Fahdiga:
Continue deceiving yourself. women will always be under men's authority

Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by TANID(m): 5:15pm On Feb 19
BrandBrainBox:
shocked OP, what's the connection between the story and the photo?
CONFUSION
Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by Enoch07: 5:26pm On Feb 19
anyways, I'm with Twitter on this. but y the op use that pics they mad me here
Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by Ardar(f): 5:42pm On Feb 19
There's nothing I hate more in this life than trans women. These things are nothing but a threat to women in all ramifications and no right thinking feminists should support them.

Imagine a full grown man with his bass voice and everything taking feminine hormones and claiming to be a woman (Bruce Jenner) to the extent that he was named woman of the year, a freaking dude!!

That's just madness.

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Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by josh123(m): 6:29pm On Feb 19
I hate those transgender people, tee now have four gender like this; a man, woman, transwoman and transman. no be so?
Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by Ultrav(m): 7:43pm On Feb 19
Ah ah did he lie? MEN ARENT WOMEN , WHITE ISNT PINK ,UP ISNT DOWN
Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by theFilmtric: 7:44pm On Feb 19
Re: Court Sides With Twitter After Journalist Was Banned For Saying Men Aren’t Women by chandini435: 9:31pm On Feb 19
: OP, what's the connection between the story and the photo? CONFUSION

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