Can anyone recall the many times that Twitter banned information or announcements, photos and videos of protests and riots by Antifa and BLM in the dozens of various cities last year, because it must have been hundreds. Or maybe it was zero times. It’s so hard to say. After all, hundreds and zero are so very similar.
It’s a frustrating thing to watch or listen to actual constitutionalist politicians, like Senator Mike Lee, speak to the body and by extension the nation, about how leftist, supposedly “neutral” online platforms like Twitter and Facebook, may be in violation of federal law.
Every time I see or hear one of just a handful of constitutionalists in the government, I personally just get more discouraged.
Or will it be All Show and No Go, as it’s always been?
by: Brent Smith
While I’m heartened to see the Senate appears serious about dragging these arrogant big tech CEO’s before a committee to testify to what the rest of us clearly see as brash, leftist partisanship by Twitter, Facebook, et al, I will continue to ask to what end.
Will something, can something finally be done about it, or are they simply too big and too powerful. Can the federal government finally crack down on these social media corporations and reclassify them as they are – publishers that make editorial decisions on what the public will see, rather than what they claim to be and what the government has categorized them as – free-speech, neutral forums/platforms.
I’m not an advocate for government interference – picking winners and losers, but that’s exactly has happened. These companies have enjoyed government mandated protection from liability for too long. This has to stop. And every year that goes by and nothing is done, these companies take a bit more editorial license until we get what we have now, a literal censorship board that controls what millions of America can and cannot see. These social media magnates have become the sole arbiters of what is fit to print.
The only way to stop this is to strip this government benefit from them. Otherwise, we can all but kiss conservative networking goodbye.
from the Blaze:
Republicans declare war on Facebook and Twitter censorship of New York Post, announce Senate hearings next week
Well this is rich!
The second things don’t go the way they want, leftist progressive statists whine like stuck pigs. And my apology to stuck pigs.
Facebook finally releases what appears to be a reasonable and fair ad policy prior to the 2020 election heating up, and because the dems get no advantage from it, they claim that Zuckerberg, of
all people, is getting his marching orders from president Trump.
And as government statists always do, they wield the power of the federal government as a bludgeon to threaten a private company.
Like I said – this is rich.
Media Echo Democrat Rage After Facebook Refuses to Change Political Ad Policy
The media and Democrats want to limit Facebook ads before the 2020 election. But Facebook refused to cave in to their demands.
In a Jan. 9 blog post published by Facebook Director of Product Management Rob Leathern, the company argued that “we don’t think decisions about political ads should be made by private companies.” Facebook stated that its principle was that “people should be able to hear from those who wish to lead them, warts and all, and that what they say should be scrutinized and debated in public.”
This is where it all begins. We’ve all been told not to worry about “Red Flag” laws. They won’t be abused. They’ll be safe-guards. They tell us not to fear – that not just any old busy-body will be able trigger a red flag event to have one’s guns confiscated. And being a bigoted moron on social media cannot be one of those triggers. And “We’re from the government – you can trust us.”
from Organic Prepper: (Yep – that’s a site)
RED FLAG Gun Laws: Connecticut Man’s Firearms Seized Because His SON Shared a Meme on Facebook
Due to the recent mass shootings, there is a major push for so-called “red flag” gun laws at both the state and federal levels. These laws are the latest tool for gun control advocates to confiscate guns from people based upon only tips and suspicion. No crime has to be committed to trigger an investigation or confiscation.
from the American Spectator:
Facebook Targets Michelle Malkin: Gives Pass to Antifa
And there they go again.
Facebook has censored Michelle Malkin — for protesting censorship. Meanwhile, as noted in this space just last week, Facebook has no problem with the pro-fascist and deliberately misnamed “Antifa” — the pro-fascist group that pretends its use of hooded faces and clubs is somehow “anti-fascist.” Here is the link to AntifaUSA and their masked faces as they appear on Facebook. Take a good look at Antifa’s favored appearance of black ski masks and recall another leftist group — this one that historians describe as the “terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.”
Ahh, the more things change the more they stay the same — from the Klan to Antifa the far-left specializes in hiding its faces to enable its acts of hatred and violence.
And what specifically was Michelle Malkin censored for? Here, courtesy of Breitbart, is the tweet that got her censored:
The following article hits close to home as I was recently denied a post boost by Facebook because it was deemed a political ad.
from Zero Hedge:
Not ‘Too Big To Fail’: Why Facebook’s Long Reign May Be Coming To An End
Sears and Blockbuster fell because neither was able to adapt and grow with its consumer base. Is Facebook making the same mistakes?
Over the last several years, Facebook has gone from facilitating the free flow of information to inhibiting it through incremental censorship and account purges. What began with the ban of Alex Jones last summer has since escalated to include the expulsion of hundreds of additional pages, each political in nature. And as more people become wary of the social media platform’s motives, one thing is absolutely certain: we need more market competition in the realm of social media.
Every position the Southern Poverty Law Center disagrees with is considered hate speech yet all these sites rely on them to determine was content is and is not acceptable. Ridiculous!
from the Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: FACEBOOK, AMAZON, GOOGLE AND TWITTER ALL WORK WITH LEFT-WING SPLC
Four of the world’s biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and routinely labels conservative organizations as “hate groups.”
Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in policing their platforms for “hate speech” or “hate groups,” a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.
I’m sure everyone is well aware of what transpired on Capitol Hill this past week. It was Mark Zuckerberg goes to Washington, to testify, or rather attempt (or not) to explain why Facebook blocks content and otherwise censors conservative voices. Many, like internet sensations Diamond and Silk, have been at the center of this free-speech firestorm. This, thanks in large part to my man Ted Cruz and Rep. Billy Long. Their content was deemed by Facebook to be hate speech. In fact it is just dissenting opinion the left so fears.