OCT 18, 2023

Attorney General Alan Wilson leads 18 states in asking Eventbrite to ensure unbiased event screening policies, respect freedom of speech

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Attorney General Alan Wilson led 18 other states in a letter to Eventbrite requesting clarification on its event screening policies after it deplatformed a South Carolina event where the guest speaker is scheduled to speak about the dangers of pediatric gender transition.


“Big Tech suppressing and censoring viewpoints it does not agree with is not a new problem, but the examples continue to increase,” said Attorney General Alan Wilson. “Companies do not have to agree with their consumers, but they absolutely should not silence one viewpoint and promote another.”


Chloe Cole is a 19-year-old who underwent gender transition in her early teenage years, including a double mastectomy at age 15. Now, she speaks out against gender transition and the dangers it particularly poses to children.


The letter states, “Eventbrite appears to disagree with Chloe’s position in this debate. But rather than respectfully disagree, Eventbrite appears to have deplatformed an upcoming event in South Carolina featuring Chloe and her concerns about pediatric gender transition…Rather than celebrate the marketplace of ideas and trust that the truth will prevail, Eventbrite appears poised to manipulate public opinion by silencing political dissidents.”


Under Attorney General Wilson’s leadership, the attorneys general gave Eventbrite 30 days to clarify how “Chloe’s account of her own transgender experience is allegedly ‘Hateful, Dangerous, or Violent,’ and what [it] will do going forward to ensure [its] event screening policies are politically unbiased and respectful of freedom of speech.”


Attorney General Wilson was joined by Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Read the full letter here.

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