A report by the Media Research Center (MRC) outlined 25 times social media giants such as Twitter (the biggest offender), Facebook and YouTube censored conservatives in 2019 and 2020. Many believe these corporations are using their dominating positions to squash free speech and to support their left wing agenda.
A new Media Research Center (MRC) Techwatch report examines 25 well-documented examples of Big Tech companies censoring conservatives allegedly by mistake over the past two years.
From President Donald Trump to conservative commentator Candace Owens and even entire news outlets like the New York Post, Big Tech representatives went on a censorship rampage this year, only apologizing for their “mistakes” months later.
“Big Tech’s long history of overwhelmingly liberal political bias makes any claim of mistakes made in good faith highly suspect,” according to the MRC’s Alexander Hall.
Twitter is at the top of the MRC’s list with the censoring of the New York Post’s Oct. 14 story on Hunter Biden’s emails and the connection he and his father Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden allegedly had with a company in Ukraine. Twitter removed the link to the story and blocked its users from sharing the story. Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, later admitted in a Senate Judiciary Hearing that locking out the newspaper’s story was a “mistake.”
SOME GOOD NEWS: Growing concerns about Facebook’s unhealthy dominance in society has resulted in the US Federal Trade Commission recently launching a lawsuit against the social media giant:
The Federal Trade Commission today sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct. Following a lengthy investigation in cooperation with a coalition of attorneys general of 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, the complaint alleges that Facebook has engaged in a systematic strategy—including its 2012 acquisition of up-and-coming rival Instagram, its 2014 acquisition of the mobile messaging app WhatsApp, and the imposition of anticompetitive conditions on software developers—to eliminate threats to its monopoly. This course of conduct harms competition, leaves consumers with few choices for personal social networking, and deprives advertisers of the benefits of competition.
FORTUNATELY, there are free speech alternatives to Big Tech: