Republicans: Routinely silenced by Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Blacklists are back and the Democrats have got ’em: According to a review of the actions of the big social media companies against politicians, the Media Research Center has found that Republicans are censored at a rate 53 times more than Democrats on social media.
The attacks on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Instagram, and others have been against both standing Republican members of Congress as well as Republican candidates running for office, with further evidence showing that Facebook very specifically has been favoring Democratic incumbents.
Nor have the top managers and owners of these social media companies been able to counter this data.
Big Tech CEOs, who are regularly questioned about targeting conservatives, can barely recall an instance when someone on the left was censored. During an Oct. 28 congressional hearing involving CEOs from Google, Facebook and Twitter, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) asked the Big Tech leaders to provide a single example of “one high profile person, or entity from a liberal ideology” who has been censored. Both Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, and Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, failed to provide a single example.
The story notes that the research was only able to find one example of a Democratic Party politician being censored, which Facebook quickly fixed with an abject apology when the politician told them about it.
None of this is a surprise. You need only scan down the full list of the blacklist stories I have published since January to see how these companies and their many employees have made it clear that they are now acting as unpaid campaign agents for the Democratic Party, taking repeated actions to silence any opposition to that party. There may be decent fair-minded people working in these companies, but they are not in charge, and they themselves must remain silence or face firing or punishment, which in itself is another example of the left’s intolerant attitude toward freedom and speech.
I should underline for my readers the existence of that full list of blacklist stories. This link, recently created by my webguy Shane, provides easy access to every blacklist column I have written, and is automatically updated each day.
If you are a conservative, the list is useful for pointing out the documented intolerance of the left. If you are a Democrat but also a decent person, a review of this list should make you feel very ashamed and horrified. It should cause you to reconsider your support of that party.
Sadly, in my long life I have come across very few Democrats who were also decent enough to even read a list like this, no less absorb its content. Instead, they make every effort to make believe such things don’t exist, so that they can maintain their false fantasy that they support the “tolerant” and “just” political party.
They don’t, but their willful ignorance has served for decades to lend support and power to this Democratic Party of intolerant bigots and hate-mongers. History will not look kindly on their blindness, especially when that intolerance and bigotry and hatred eventually evolves to mass arrests and genocide.