Required Reading – April 8 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Bolyard: GOP Senator Puts Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Notice: Time for a ‘Third-Party Audit’ of De-Platforming Policies

“Conservatives have long complained about seemingly arbitrary suspensions of their accounts — most of which come with no explanation or meaningful ability to appeal. Most recently, the Twitter account for the pro-life movie Unplanned was suspended just as the movie was hitting theaters. When the account was restored, its administrators discovered that nearly 100,000 followers had disappeared. Users (myself included) reported trying to follow the account and immediately being forced to unfollow. Hawley mentioned the episode in his letter to Jack Dorsey, saying that it raised “yet more questions about your supposed commitment to free speech.” “In light of these events, and in view of Twitter’s history of de-platforming conservative voices, it is time for Twitter to open itself to a third-party audit of how and when the company enforces its suspension policies,” Hawley wrote. […]  Social media platforms have been given a “sweetheart deal,” according to Hawley, which includes “immunity from liability for illegal content posted by third parties.” They were given special consideration, he said, because they promised to provide “a forum for a true diversity of political discourse.””

Read more at PJ Media.

THE HURT: Rep. Ilhan Omar says that ‘we must prioritize the hurt of working families, not military contracts’

“In case any more proof was needed that Minnesota sent just another Democrat cliché to Congress, here’s Rep. Ilhan Omar complaining about Pentagon spending.  How do we explain to a family that they are on a waiting list for housing vouchers bc we prioritize Pentagon spending? How do we explain to the hungry child that we cannot afford to feed them in schools? We must prioritize the hurt of working families; not military contracts. The Mueller investigation cost, what, $25 million? How do we explain to starving children that money was wasted on a conspiracy theory?”

Read more at Twitchy.

Marc Thiessen: Abortion supporters don’t want to you to see ‘Unplanned’ – See it anyway

“The film tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood “employee of the year” turned pro-life activist. […] . . . the movie also shows us what really takes place inside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The passcode to get into the clinic is “2-2-2-9” (a wicked joke; it spells “baby”). At one point, Cheryl invites Abby to chat with her in the “P.O.C.” room. When a nurse asks if Abby knows what “P.O.C.” stands for, she replies “products of conception.” No, her colleague says, it means . . .”

Read more at Fox News.

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