By Lucas Nolan
Social media website Twitter has reportedly severed ties with the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center which previously operated as one of the site's "safety partners."
The Daily Caller reports that Twitter has severed ties with the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) following reports of a number of scandals within the organization; some insider reports allege that the SPLC's "hate" monitoring is, in fact, a money-making scam. Previously, the SPLC was one of Twitter's "safety partners" which helped to identify and remove "hateful conduct and harassment" on the platform.
Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak reported in March of this year about the various scandals that the SPLC has faced recently:
Bob Moser, a former SPLC staffer, wrote in the New Yorker last week: "The work could be meaningful and gratifying. But it was hard, for many of us, not to feel like we'd become pawns in what was, in many respects, a highly profitable scam."
The president of the SPLC, Richard Cohen, has resigned. So, too, did the SPLC's deputy legal director, and a member of the SPLC's board of directors.
For years, the SPLC — once a widely respected civil rights organization — has smeared conservative organizations that it falsely designated as "hate groups" merely for holding mainstream views that differ with those of the radical left. In 2012, a crazed leftist used the SPLC's "hate map" in an attempted mass shooting at the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, DC; the FRC was on the list merely because it supports traditional marriage.