Twitter suspends MRC Free Speech Alliance member Chalkboard Review: The Chalkboard Review, "a site of education commentary that features a diverse range of voices on all things education" and that opposes critical race theory (CRT), has been suspended from Twitter. Chalkboard Review told Free Speech America in an email that Twitter had "given no warning or reasons our account has violated guidelines." The group said that following its suspension, it "discovered that the [National Education Association (NEA)] teachers Union went to social media companies in January asking them to help 'crack down' on 'anti-CRT propaganda.'" In a Fox News article on NEA's antics provided to Free Speech America by Chalkboard Review, Parents Defending Education President Nicole Neily slammed the censorship campaign. "'It’s unsurprising that NEA leadership is demonizing parents and concerned citizens who've expressed their concerns about the state of America's schools – after all, over the past two years it’s become abundantly clear that union leaders' primary objective is to maintain their iron grip on power – student achievement and welfare be damned,'" Neily stated.
Chalkboard Review is also a member of the Media Research Center's Free Speech Alliance, a conservative coalition of over 90 organizations dedicated to protecting freedom of speech online:
"The Free Speech Alliance protects the free speech of conservatives online. We fight for transparency on social media and demand equal footing for conservatives on Twitter, Facebook, Google and the other platforms. We defend the incredible and revolutionary ideal of free speech in which American democracy is rooted."
UPDATE: Chalkboard Review's account was unsuspended Feb. 4 after Twitter determined it wasn't "in violation of the Twitter rules," according to a snapshot. However, Chalkboard Review noted in a tweet that it had lost all its followers:
"Our account has just been unsuspended by Twitter. They cite that our account 'does not appear to be in violation of the Twitter Rules'. We've lost all of our followers, and are immediately beginning the verification process so this doesn't happen again."