STATEMENT: Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) on Donald Trump’s Unconstitutional Targeting of Twitter and Facebook
President Trump is using his executive power to intimidate social media companies to allow him and other conservative politicians to spew hate, lies, racism, and unchecked misinformation. He has also wrongly conflated content moderation and fact checking to that of government censorship, and has disguised this conflation as an act of Free Speech. While NHMC is supportive of efforts to decrease the virality and prevalence of hate speech online, we strongly oppose the President’s Executive Order as it is not based on constitutionality or the facts of the situation. In addition, NHMC strongly opposes any effort that prevents or reduces federal agencies’ ability to advertise on social media platforms in light of the Census, 2020 Election, and the ongoing pandemic.” Read the Full Statement Here
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a 35-year-old non-profit organization that builds bridges, creates opportunities, resources, and connects Latinx talent with the entertainment industry.