Donald Trump againwent
after the liberal internet goliathsof
Facebook, Twitter, and Google Tuesday afternoon, saying they are
“treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be
continues to deny its liberal bias despite its shadow banning and
silencing of conservative voices on its platform. The flamingly
liberal Facebook did not return requests for comment, hiding behind
I’ll have my team get back to you”
line. Google grotesquely denies that its search engine results
prioritize anti-Trump news articles and restrict conservative
publications from the world’s number one internet search company with72.5
percent of the world’s market share. As
the president tweeted,
“In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that
almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent.
Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out.
Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of
results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very
expected to see some skewing of the search results, but she “was not
prepared for the blatant prioritization of left-leaning and anti-Trump
the first page of search results for “Trump news,”no
surprise, CNN was at the top with two of the first ten search results.
Other liberal rags like CBS, TheAtlantic,
Politico, Reuters, andUSA
also on the first page (though Reuters andUSA
admittedly closer to the center).
a single right-leaning site appeared on the first page of search
results,” Bolyard writes. But it gets worse.
regularly tweaks its secretive algorithm and a website’s daily readers
can rise or fall depending on these changes. PJ Media, for example,
fell off of Google users’ radars after a May 2017 change to the
yet to recover the lost traffic.
Other conservative and alternative news sites, like Investment Watch
Blog, have reported similar declines in traffic as Facebook, Google,
and Twitter continue to censor a point of view they find detestable.
And whatever you think about Alex Jones,his
removal from YouTube, Facebook, and Apple earlier this monthwas
a frightening attack on free speech during these discouraging times.
Google and social media are a politically correct utopian liberal
monopoly and they are controlling what information Americans can see.
This has to stop and Trump appears more than willing to go after them.
is a very important topic this week as Google, Facebook, and Twitter
are all scheduled totestifybefore
Congress next week to discuss censorship and election meddling.
Facebook will be summoned to Capitol Hill for the third time in recent
months and Google and Twitter will be going for its second. Facebook’s
COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey areconfirmedto
be attending the hearings.
could Trump hurt Google?
officials in Washingtoncould
investigate whether the Mountain View-based company is abusing its
using its internet search monopoly to suppress certain websites.
Republican Congressmen could keep bringing the tech companies’
executives to Washington for more uncomfortable, high-profile
hearings, and bad publicity. Or Trump’s accelerating attacks on Google
could paint them as a partisan company and which could result in a
loss of a sizable chunk of the conservative half of the country,
forcing the company to make a financial decision to be more open to
adopting a fair and balanced algorithm that lists all points of view.
Kudlow, Trump’s economic advisor, suggested on Tuesday that they are
form of regulation for Googlefollowing
recent calls from Texas Senator Ted Cruz and former Trump ally Steve
Bannon to regulate the search giant like a utility.
are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views,”wrote
a senior Facebook engineer. “We claim to welcome all perspectives, but
are quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that
appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology.” More than 100
Facebook employees have joined Amerige to form FB’ers for Political
Diversity, but this is still a miniscule portion of the company’s
25,000 employee workforce.
Facebook employees have voiced concernover
decisions to ban certain accounts while allowing other controversial
people to stay on the site. See Alex Jones. A senior engineer at
an internal messageabout
what he calls the company’s “monoculture.” Anyone who is not a flaming
liberal, like Democratic donors Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg, is
pushed out or stripped of their voice. Palmer Luckey, founder of
Oculus, recently acquired by Facebook, waspressured
to leave the company last year,
after news came out of his donations to an organization spreading
anti-Hillary Clinton internet memes.
has long been a forum for free and open expression, allowing all ideas
and perspectives to be shared no matter one’s ideology. But CEO Jack
Dorsey has since changed his tune by cracking down on certain users on
his platform. He is aggressively banning certain accounts while his
history of shadowbanning has been well documented. All of this, of
course, is framed in the Russia is meddling in our elections
Pierre, an engineer at Twitter, explained shadowbanning as banning “a
way of talking.” Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu
described shadowbanning as a user thinking “that no one is engaging
with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it.” Makes me
wonder if I have been or if I am shadowbanned!
wait, there’s more.
Norai, a former Twitter Content Review Agent, explained the banning
process as, “if it was a pro-Trump thing and I’m anti-Trump… I banned
his whole account… it’s at your discretion.” He went on to add that
there are “a lot of unwritten rules… it was never written it was more
said.” Well, there you have it. Still not convinced Twitter
Manager for Twitter Trust and Safety, Olinda Hassan, said, “we’re
trying to ‘down rank’ … shitty people to not show up… we’re working
[that] right now.”
of certain political viewpoints can also be automated by “machine
learning,” said another software engineer.
real enemy of the people is social media and Google. Believe me. If
this article did not convince you of that, then you’re probably a
liberal. Good luck in November after Trump starts to regulate your
heroic allies in Silicon Valley!
is a freelance journalist and researcher. He remains forever
skeptical of the mainstream media narrative and dedicated to
uncovering the truth. Bob writes about politics (in DC and CA),
economics, cultural trends, public policy, media, history, real
estate, Trump Derangement Syndrome, and geopolitics. Bob grew up in
Northern California, went to college in Southern California, and
lived 4+ years in Seattle. He now lives in sunny Sacramento. His
writing also appears in Citizen Truth and has been posted on
ZeroHedge and Signs of the Times.