The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is rarely, if ever, on the side of conservatives. In fact, they usually favor Democrats’ policies and decisions. But now the civil rights organization is speaking out about Big Tech’s decision to permanently ban President Donald Trump from their platforms.According to the ACLU, Americans should be concerned about the “unchecked power” that social media platforms have.
“For months, President Trump has been using social media platforms to seed doubt about the results of the election and to undermine the will of voters,” ACLU Senior Legal Counsel Kate Ruane said in a statement.
“We understand the desire to permanently suspend him now, but it should concern everyone when companies like Facebook and Twitter wield the unchecked power to remove people from platforms that have become indispensable for the speech of billions – especially when political realities make those decisions easier.”
The organization reminded followers and supporters that the same thing could happen to them.