It’s no secret that Facebook is the largest social network in the world. With 2.7 billion users across the globe, and 1 billion active users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become one of the most powerful men on the planet. In the U.S. alone, more than 190 million people use Facebook, relying on the network to stay in touch with friends, create groups of like minded individuals, sell their used items, and gain access to news.
But with an increasing number of lawsuits and complaints, Facebook has been unable to hide the fact that they have deemed Conservative thought, “hate speech,” and are actively working overtime to censor and ban any accounts that violate their far-left policies.
While the company employs 15,000 people and contracts with 52 fact-checking sites in 33 countries, they have largely turned to computer programs to monitor and remove billions of posts each day.
Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg have promised increased censorship, as well as new services and policies that will keep people from becoming offended.
Before you rule out that a tech giant like Facebook could be so brazenly eliminating Conservative thoughts and viewpoints from their “open” forum, consider this: their content rulebooks are over 1,400 pages long. Definitions of hate speech span over 200 pages.
Facebook has openly and consistently banned accounts and removed posts that are pro-gun, pro-life, pro-Trump, pro-law enforcement and pro-America. Text from the Declaration of Independence has been censored as “hate speech.” A young boy dressed in a police officer uniform has been censored as “sensitive content.”
And yet, radical left-wing groups, including Antifa and Black Lives Matter groups that encourage violence and destruction, remain on the site without restrictions.
In 2018, Zuckerberg announced a “Blueprint for Content Governance.” In it, he clearly states that the site would be instituting more content controls that would limit what you see “even if it doesn't actually violate our standards.” That means you can be targeted and removed on a whim - also called shadow banning.
In 2019, Facebook opened their doors to a “civil rights audit” with the ACLU and 90 other left-wing groups, allowing them to influence and dictate their content moderation.
Our Conservative-leaning sites are directly impacted by Facebook’s left-leaning policies. We are limited in our ability to report and share news that Conservatives want to read. Groups that support our 2nd Amendment and our President are removed, and posts deleted. We are losing the fight to protect our right to free speech while Facebook hides behind “good Samaritan” blocking of “objectionable” content.
The argument can be made that if you object to my support of our country, perhaps you should examine your objection. Instead, my posts will be removed and my account suspended or deleted.
Facebook continues to give preferential treatment to mainstream media organizations, even funding content produced by them. This removes small and independent journalists from sharing news that is being ignored or manipulated by the mainstream media.
If you are sick of being controlled, and tired of Facebook dictating which version of news you will be exposed to, it may be time to consider a new social network. Sites like Patriot Planet allow free speech and support the fight against tyranny. Our future is now, and we are allowing Facebook to dictate what happens next.