Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, campaigned for Net Neutrality, claiming it was “indispensable to free expression”. To show his dedication to free expression, Twitter now is on a roll banning prominent right-wing figures. [The Trump administration said that net neutrality rules needed to be abandoned so the FCC would have the authority to prevent content providers like Twitter from censoring commentary. Now we get to see if the FCC actually will follow through on this promise. So far, not word.]
Linda Sarsour, the controversial Muslim activist and Women’s March organizer, is accused of covering up the sexual assault of an underling and then bullying her into silence. Asmi Fathelbab worked as a contractor for Sarsour’s organization, the Arab American Association and reported that a man in the office pinned her against the wall and rubbed his crotch against her on numerous occasions. In response, Sarsour fat-shamed the woman on social media, and then had her blacklisted from political jobs in New York.
Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas resigned following criticism from an investigative report of his handling of the Unite-the-Right rally. The report said that Thomas ordered police to allow the alt-right, KKK, and neo-nazi protesters to violently clash with counter-protesters because that would make it easier to declare an unlawful assembly. Thomas denies telling his officers to “let them fight.” Note, however, that the report did not claim that he said “let the fight.” Instead, it accurately reported that he ordered officers to do nothing to interfere.