Social Media Big Wigs Are Attacking Conservative Speech

Americans spend entirely too much time on social media sites every day. They receive a bulk of their information about their friends, politics, and world news from posts.

But what if the data you were processing to shape your views came only from one perspective?

What if you were never given the opportunity to form your own opinion from facts?

That would not be a free flow of communication. Having speech filtered through the political lens of one political divide is closer to a communist regime than the First Amendment built into the fabric of this country.

Unfortunately, that is exactly what is happening on major social media websites.

Despite what the left demonstrates, free speech is for anyone, not just for the ones with the most power, money, or controversial rhetoric.

If you were to ask anyone about who rules the world of social media and communication, you would be sure to get answers like Twitter and Facebook.

Both of these social media giants have obvious biases in favor of liberal content. In the past they have blocked many Republican campaign content, and pro-life content; claiming it may invoke negative reactions.

Activist Mommy puts it well:

“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.”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn felt the burn of bias last October. Breitbart reported:

“..Twitter blocked a campaign ad for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in which she announced her pro-life beliefs and her opposition to selling baby parts, which the social media giant claimed is “inflammatory.”

Groups that are pro-life have had content blocked that spoke against Planned Parenthood’s heinous agenda. Planned Parenthood regularly uses Twitter as a platform to spread death and propaganda with no repercussion.

Breitbart reported:

A pro-life advocacy group called “Live Action” also complained that its ads were unjustly suppressed by Twitter while abortion giant Planned Parenthood was permitted to post similar content with the opposing message.”

Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse, Facebook outdoes itself by designing a scientific way to censor conservative content.

The Gateway Pundit reported:

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 to plummet to 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.”

A drop by 75% to 95% is ludicrous. It should be illegal to manipulate the content able to be viewed to such a drastic degree.

Many are calling for further legislation on regulating the social media giants, claiming the GOP needs to stand up to the discrimination the party is facing.

The Washington Post reported on the most recent efforts by law makers to reign in Facebook’s power:

Over the past year, the U.S. Congress has convened hearings and threatened Facebook, Google, Twitter and their Silicon Valley counterparts with new regulation. In response to Russia’s efforts to spread online propaganda during the 2016 election, for example, Democratic Sens. Mark R. Warner (Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) introduced a bill that would impose a host of new ad-transparency requirements on major web platforms.”

In November, elections for the seats of the House of Representatives and Senate will be held. Making concerns known will help representatives speak for the needs of their constituents.

If no action is taken by those being attacked, then the left leaning companies will continue to push until the conservative voice is silenced.

Activist Mommy said:

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.”

The good news in this scenario with Facebook is that the conservative voice is growing in number and in strength, threatening the liberal agenda.

Traditional views do not waver day by day like our counterparts. They are grounded in lasting values that lead to life and prosperity.

Media giants will try to stifle foundational speech in search of a society where humanism reigns. Continue to seek out real news, and continue to speak out against the biases we face.

Please let us know in the comments section if you have experienced any censorship for your conservative views, or what you would like to see in legislation to regulate social media sites.

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