Here at Activist Mommy, we are no strangers to censorship. Elizabeth has had her posts flagged and taken down from Facebook and Twitter on multiple occasions, been temporarily suspended from both of these social networks, and she’s had her YouTube videos censored.
She is also hardly alone. Conservative influencers across all the major social media networks have been experiencing biased discrimination and had their content blocked, banned, and censored more and more frequently, while leftist sites go untouched.
The tech giants who control the mediums that independent journalists and commentators use to reach their audience are well-known to be far-left progressives, and their policies towards voices that they don’t agree with are clear.
Google and Facebook are private companies, but the time has come to face the reality of how much control they have over the flow of information, and they have far too much power over public opinion.
The Gateway Pundit reports on a massive purge initiated by the tech giants recently:
In February Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform. The algorithm change caused President Donald Trump’s engagement on Facebook posts toplummet a whopping 45%.
In contrast, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.
Top conservative Facebook pages with daily traffic in the millions have seen 75% to 95% drop in traffic.
Young Cons, Western Journalism, SarahPalin.com, Independent Journal Review, Right Wing News, and several others have seen dramatic loss in traffic.
They’ve also published a detailed list of popular conservative voices and the hit they’ve each taken individually by these purges.
This algorithm change has had a dramatic effect, but it also shows just how powerful independent conservative voices have become.
The tech giants are doing what they can to block the views of those they don’t agree with, but they’ve given themselves far too much power.
The Gateway Pundit poses the question: where is the GOP? We need to send our representatives a message that it is time to take a look at the influence these networks have and regulate them more closely so they cannot limit the voices of conservatives so dramatically.
November will be a very important midterm election, so your representatives need to know now what their constituents want. Make sure to contact your representatives and let them know how you feel about conservative social media censorship!
The First Amendment is one of the cornerstones of our republic. But it won’t defend itself! We elect these people to defend the Constitution–let’s let them know that now more than ever it needs to be upheld.