by James Buchanan
Following the 2016 election, the liberals running the Big Tech social media platforms began clamping down on the right-wing. Traffic to right-wing websites was throttled. Devin Nunez sued Twitter for shadow banning conservatives as noted here.
Several Big Tech overlords colluded to ban Alex Jones from their platforms two months prior to the 2018 elections. Conspiring to take away an American citizen’s Free Speech is a violation of the Civil Rights Act, but nothing has been done yet. The Big Tech liberals wanted to rig the 2018 elections for the Democrats by deplatforming the most popular Alt-Right news service on the Internet. All of Alex Jones’ content, including hundreds of Infowars videos were taken down from Youtube, where he had 2.4 million subscribers.
It seems like Trump has finally woken up to the threat posed by Big Tech censorship and has taken the first step to doing something about it namely collecting examples of arbitrary Big Tech censorship.
An article on the Verge reports “‘If you suspect political bias caused such an action to be taken against you, share your story with President Trump…’”
“On Wednesday, the White House launched a new tool for people to use if they feel they’ve been wrongly censored, banned, or suspended on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.”
“’Too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently reported for unclear ‘violations’ of user policies,’ the site reads. ‘No matter your views, if you suspect political bias caused such an action to be taken against you, share your story with President Trump.’”
The liberal mainstream media typically lies about this issue claiming that conservatives are “imagining things.” Arrogant Big Tech tyrants will also deny that they’re doing anything wrong or acting in collusion to help Democrats and harm Republicans.
If Trump can collect thousands of examples of right-wing websites and youtube celebrities getting unfair “strikes” or bans from various social media platforms, it will pave the way for a class action lawsuit or even a prosecution under the Civil Rights Act. (Trump’s new reporting tool can be found here.)
This is the United States, and anyone running a social media platform should be subject to the First Amendment, which allows political Free Speech for all American citizens. We’re sick and tired of Zuckerberg, Wojcicki and Dorsey hiding behind vague and arbitrary “terms of service” which have been used overwhelmingly against the right-wing.