President Trump recently rebuked the social media companies for for their deliberate and incontrovertible censoring and shadow blocking conservative content. The articles and commentary that have been blocked are written by some nationally known commentators as well as other authors whose content is dubbed hateful because they oppose many progressive policies.
Google and Facebook claim that they only block or take down content that doesn’t meet their “community standards.” This is a term that is pristinely undefined. This pretext has been used as a sword to stifle, and in some cases eliminate conservative content on the Google and Facebook platforms.
It is indisputable that the reigning religion at both Facebook and Google is political correctness in its most extreme form.
James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired for questioning the one-dimensionality and prevailing group think at the giant internet search company has brought the company’s extremism to the fore.
Facebook is no different than Google on the political spectrum. Trump has cautioned both companies that if they continue to censor content, there will be consequences.
The social media companies partner with far left groups like the multi-million dollar Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that slanders respectable organizations as “hate” groups.
The New York Post describes the ludicrous and specious response to president Trump’s charges that the social media companies block conservative content,
“Tuesday brought endless commentary and reporting on how President Trump was being utterly ridiculous and conspiratorial to accuse Google of bias in its search algorithms. Funny: Just over a year ago, in June 2017, the European Union fined the company $2.7 billion for … bias in its search algorithms.”
Both Google and Facebook are now de facto publishing platforms that wield enormous power over the type of content provided to the public. In an interesting development, a group of conservative Facebook employees have banded together to protest the stifling liberal orthodoxy that permeates the work environment at the company. It is heartening to see that some conservatives are fighting back against an environment of oppressive political correctness that suffuses Silicon Valley.