Big Tech’s control of internet speech is getting more and more anti-conservative.
Anything the socialist “fact-checkers” disagree with is fair game for them to remove.
And now Donald Trump is furious at Facebook’s latest anti-free speech ploy.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple.
These companies have been growing their control over the internet – from blog posts and searches, to ads, news and even the weather – bringing about a new form of Naziism in America.
And that’s not even counting the Communist Chinese companies like TikTok that’s gathering data on every American.
The problem is the American people seem all too willing to give these Big Tech monoliths control over their lives and every aspect of them.
This is especially true when it comes to social media.
We allow Facebook to data mine, sell our information to the highest bidder, and then when we complain, hear Mark Zuckerberg say “FU”.
We post on Twitter – all the while knowing if we post anything too conservative, we run the risk of “Twitter Jail” or even permanent banning.
And we spend tens of millions of dollars buying ad space on these social media platforms in order to reach our audiences or potential voters, only for them to get pulled down for no apparent reason.
But now Facebook may have gone too far.
According to an NBC News report, Facebook removed a recent Trump campaign ad, claiming the ad features factually incorrect information that accepting refugees from abroad would increase Americans risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
This is just plain old common sense, but Facebook spokesman Andy Stone disagrees.
“We rejected these ads because we don’t allow claims that people’s physical safety, health, or survival is threatened by people on the basis of their national origin or immigration status.”
The Trump ad featured footage of Joe Biden discussing border security and then says Biden will increase refugee admissions from Somalia, Syria, and Yemen by 700 percent and this “increase in refugees” would represent a larger public health risk.
Trump’s ads were to run in targeted swing states like Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
In fact, according to NBC, some versions of the ad received tens of thousands of impressions. One ad which targeted Facebook users in North Carolina received between 60,000 to 70,000 impressions before it was pulled.
Once again, the problem isn’t just that Facebook removed the ads, it’s that they took the money to play the ads, then when someone at the social media giant realized the ads were working, banned them.
It’s time for the American people to rise up and fight against Big Tech before Orwell’s 1984 becomes our future.