Black Conservatives Targeted on Twitter, Facebook...


By Todd Starnes

A black pro-life coalition had its Twitter account shut down after they announced plans on the social networking site to protest the NAACP.

“Twitter shut us down,” said Stephen Broden, a spokesman for the National Black Prolife Coalition and Dallas-area pastor.

Their trouble started on Jan. 28 when Leroy Dodd, the group’s social media manager, sent out a tweet promoting the demonstration against the NAACP at the Image Awards.

“We sent out our first tweet at 9:17 a.m.,” he told Fox News. “Eight tweets later we were shut down.”

Dodd said he received a message from Twitter advising him that he had been suspended.

“I had to acknowledge I had been reported and I needed to change my behavior,” Dodd said.

He complied and the suspension was lifted – but when he put out another tweet accusing the NAACP of betraying the black community – the account was shut down again.

“By that evening we were completely suspended and we remained suspended for several days,” he said.

The suspension was finally lifted but only after the day of their planned protest had passed.

“We suspected that would happen,” Dodd said.

Neither Twitter or the NAACP responded to calls for comment.

“This is nothing new,” Dodd told Fox News. “It’s becoming popular with liberals and liberal organizations to report conservatives – a way to silence opposition.”

The administrator of the  Rocky Mountain Black Conservative Facebook page received a 30-day suspension several days ago. No reason was given.

And over the past several weeks a number of high profile conservative Facebook pages have either been shut down or threatened with suspension. An administrator for the Chicks on the Right Facebook page was briefly banned for criticizing the White House.

Pastor Broden said it’s a form of censorship.

“It negates our ability to communicate with our audience or to the general public about our positions,” he told Fox News. Continue reading via Fox News...

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