Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Simple Legal Request for Twitter Regarding the Lawful Use of Twitter Accounts

Dear Vijaya Gadde, Twitter General Counsel:

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles recently blocked me from viewing their Twitter account.  The Museum, as a physical place of public accommodation, must make their Twitter account available to all Twitter users to be in accordance with the law.  By blocking me, the Museum is in violation of the California Unruh Act and California Civil Code 51.5.  

I would like to add that the Museum's only interest in blocking me is because of my stance against wage theft and the fact that I had recently filed claims against them that include wage theft, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other labor law violations.  It is my belief, based on the law, that the Museum is engaging in outright discrimination against me by blocking me on Twitter.  

I request Twitter to uphold the law and unblock me from the Museum's account, thus allowing me to both view and respond to the Museum's Tweets.  I will view any further and unnecessary delay on the part of Twitter in my request to be unblocked as complicity in allowing the Museum's continued illegal and discriminatory use of their Twitter account.

Angela Greben

Applicable California laws would be the CA Unruh Civil Rights Act.  Political affiliation has been ruled to be a protected class by CA judges.