While the pundits on the liberal side of political television continue to push the idea the myself and others in my field are nothing more than “fake news”, the First Amendment is being eroded by the likes of Twitter and YouTube.
This weeks’ most targeted journalist was Alex Jones of Infowars. Jones, who has always been a bit kooky, even for my eccentric taste, has been peddling wild conspiracy theories for years…some of which have turned out to be true. For his entire career, the Texas native has been warning about the end of our freedom of speech, thanks to the liberal tendencies of men like Mark Zuckerberg, and now Facebook has banned Jones.
Eerily prophetic, don’t you think?
Now, as Twitter has admitted to “shadow banning” a number of republican accounts, one member of the GOP is ready to fight back, and he’s employing the Federal Election Commission in his quest.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is filing a complaint against Twitter with the Federal Election Commission after it was revealed that his own account was being shadowbanned by Twitter.
Rep. Gaetz argued earlier this week that he believes that Twitter may have illegally donated to the campaigns of his opponents by prejudicing against his content and limiting his social media visibility. An investigation from the far-left Vice Magazine found that only conservatives users were being subjected to the Twitter search limiting that impacted Gaetz.
The tech company has denied that they are shadowbanning conservatives, while admitting to limiting the visibility of certain accounts. In May, the company began using “behavior-based signals” to determine which accounts should be limited and which ones should be boosted “to improve the health of the public conversation on Twitter.”
This bold approach may be one of the only way to truly test the tawdry tendencies of Twitter, who have became part of the gatekeeping trifecta of social media mavens, alongside Facebook and YouTube, who are overtly pushing the narrative of the liberal left while doing everything in their power to denigrate American traditionalists and conservatives.