Because the ‘fact checkers’ are so aggressive these days, let me state, yet again, that this article contains my opinions and an excerpt from an article that appeared on the Fox News website. The fact I feel it is necessary to include this disclaimer, yet again, speaks volumes about the state of freedom of speech online these days …
Opinion| Mark Sidney| It is no secret that I believe that the major social media companies have been in bed with, and doing the bidding of the Democrat Party machine.
Although we have seen stretches where some of our page reach has returned, over all we have seeing about 10% of the reach we were seeing before Trump won the election in 2016. That being said, ever since Trump’s EO about social media, we have seen an increase in traffic, however it seems to have stopped some time yesterday.
The Democrats, who were once known as defenders of free speech (in some circles) are now openly calling for online censorship. There is no doubt in my mind that they are looking to censor the people who have political views with which they disagree, or which counter the ‘official’ MSM narrative.
‘Hillary Clinton says running Facebook would be her dream job Hillary Clinton said in an interview with Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey on Friday that if she could be CEO of any company right now, she’d choose Facebook, the Washington Post reports.’
There is no question that the Dems understand the power of social media and want to use it as a political weapon, while denying their opposition the ability to spread their messages on the platforms.
Just look at what Pelosi is saying, and then at what she is doing:
‘House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on advertisers to boycott social media networks unless the outlets agree to restrict “dangerous” political speech, even as her campaign spent over $180,000 on Facebook ads over the past week.
“Advertisers are in a position, they have power to discourage platforms from amplifying dangerous and even life-threatening disinformation,” said Pelosi at an online conference on social media hosted by George Washington University on Tuesday.
Pelosi said advertisers should use “a combination” of tactics to pressure social media companies to change their policies, including pulling ad revenue.
Pelosi spent $182,528 on Facebook ads over the past seven days, according to Facebook’s public database. The spending shows the value Democrats place on the platform as a political fundraising and organizing tool, even as they call for tighter speech restrictions on the site.
Pelosi’s comments appear to correspond with Joe Biden’s public pressure campaign against Facebook. Last week, the Democratic presidential candidate called on supporters to protest Facebook and demand that the website restrict “misinformation” posted on the platform by Donald Trump and his supporters.’
Imagine that, a hypocritical politician… go figure.