Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, falsely accused Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., of saying that "pedophilia isn't a crime" when Porter actually said that LGBTQ people have been wrongly branded on social media as "groomers" and "pedophiles."
Porter was speaking with Kelley Robinson, president of the Human Rights Campaign, about the group's latest report, which analyzed "the 500 most viewed, most influential tweets that identified LGBTQ people as so-called 'groomers.'"
"The 'groomer' narrative is an age-old lie to position LGBTQ+ people as a threat to kids," Porter said. "And what it does is deny them access to public spaces, it stokes fear, and can even stoke violence."
She went on to ask why Twitter allows posts calling LGBTQ+ people "groomers" according to its own hateful content policy to which Robinson responded that while Twitter and Facebook have community guidelines in place, the platforms also need to hold users accountable to those guidelines.
The Human Rights Campaign's report revealed that anti-LGBTQ+ content was largely driven by a small group of extremist politicians and their allies.