Today I took part in a groundbreaking panel at the Newseum in Washington, DC, on how Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and search engine giants like Google have stifled conservative and alternative viewpoints. The panel included, besides me, Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit, Margaret Howell of Rightside Broadcasting, tech entrepreneur Marlene Jackel, and special video remarks from Michelle Malkin and James O’Keefe.
This discussion was all-important. Read my latest over at The American Thinker to see why. We are seeing an unprecedented erosion in our First Amendment rights, increasingly prohibiting the flow of ideas and free expression in the public square (social media). Run by left-wing self-possessed snowflakes, social media giants are indulging their worst autocratic impulses. And because they can, it is getting worse. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Having grown up in the 1970s, I can tell you it was a vastly different country then. It was free. But we aren’t any no longer, and it is time we took back what is ours — our unalienable freedoms.
This story was written before the panel but still gives you a good idea of what happened: “Watch: Conservative Media Orgs Detail Suppression by Social Media Giants,” by Sean Moran, Breitbart, February 6, 2018:
Conservative media organizations will discuss how Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and search engine giants like Google have stifled conservative and alternative viewpoints during a panel discussion Tuesday, February 6, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
The event, hosted by The Gateway Pundit, will “feature several prominent online conservative and moderate voices who have been impacted by social media bias, shadow banning and other methods meant to silence voices and limit readers and viewers access to information. Panelists will discuss political bias by Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and by search engines such as Google.”
The panel includes Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit…Pamela Geller of The Geller Report, Margaret Howell of Rightside Broadcasting, tech entrepreneur Marlene Jackel, and special video remarks from Michelle Malkin and James O’Keefe.
The Gateway Pundit writes:
A Harvard University study published on August 16, 2017, analyzed both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 election cycle. The study clearly shows that modern conservatives in America today have wholeheartedly rejected the liberal mainstream media. The 2016 election cycle was the first election cycle where conservatives used alternative media news sources to gather information rather than turning to traditional mainstream outlets. Conservative Americans abandoned the mainstream media in 2016 and will not be returning anytime soon. This paradigm shift forced left-wing tech-giants to take action.
Tech giants today understand they have the ability to influence what information consumers see through their complex, and non-public, algorithms. Often this power is abused. Several conservative outlets, and countless individuals have been targeted, shadow-banned, and silenced by these tech giants. By silencing these voices, big-tech is limiting information available to the American public and is a direct assault on First Amendment rights….
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