President Trump Puts Big Tech on Notice for Discriminating Against Conservatives
Big Tech has been censoring conservatives all over social media for a very long time. YouTube has been rendered useless for most conservative content creators who have given up and gone to other platforms after being demonetized for having "advertiser unfriendly" content. Facebook asks users if they really want to share that conservative article before they can post it or marks it "fake news" like it did to PJM's Paula Bolyard.
Infowars is in Facebook's crosshairs next, according to a recent report.
[Facebook's] vice president of video, Fidji Simo, described Infowars as “atrocious” and admitted the company’s trying to strike a balance between free speech and censorship. In an exchange between Simo and reporters, he described a pop-up will warn users, 'You might not want to do that,' if they attempt to share Infowars content that’s been flagged by “fact checkers.”
Whatever Facebook executives may think of Infowars, its fans have a right to see the content they want in a free society. Personally, I find his shtick hilarious. We're all adults here and we can decide what we want to read or watch without Facebook's "help." If I want to hear about globalist vampires and gay frogs, I should be able to, dangit! (Does anyone remember The Globe and Bat Boy? We used to live for that crap back in the '80s!)
Conservative users on Twitter are shadow banned and consistently lose followers, but now Twitter has gone one step too far, shadow banning members of Congress!
"The Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, several conservative Republican congressmen, and Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman no longer appear in the auto-populated drop-down search box on Twitter," Vice News reported.
Twitter claims this is part of its crackdown on "troll-like behavior." Really? Congressmen are "trolling"? And even if they were, has Twitter corporate ever been on Twitter? Trolling is everyone's favorite activity there.
It was noticed that Democrat accounts were not similarly shadow banned.
"Democrats are not being 'shadow banned' in the same way," Vice News found. "McDaniel’s counterpart, Democratic Party chair Tom Perez, and liberal members of Congress — including Reps. Maxine Waters, Joe Kennedy III, Keith Ellison, and Mark Pocan — all continue to appear in drop-down search results. Not a single member of the 78-person Progressive Caucus faces the same situation in Twitter’s search."
Finally, the president has taken notice.
And Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) isn't taking it lying down. He is considering filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission.