Social media is not only a cancer eating away at our culture, it is also a rigged game. If you’re a conservative, Twitter, Facebook, and Google want you all to go away.
Before the election season got into full swing, Facebook had already made some mild downgrades to reach. Afterwards, when liberal mainstream media outlets were screaming about Russian ad buys and “fake news,” Facebook systematically reduced the reach of all its pages with each algorithm change. By then, most of us understood where it was going long-term. If Facebook killed every conservative page overnight, there would be a huge outcry. On the other hand, if Facebook slowly strangled us to death, we’d fade away and would people even notice?
That gets to the heart of the biggest problem conservatives don’t realize they have.
Social media IS the new public square. It’s the place you go when you want to reach out and find an audience. …….Except Facebook has for all intents and purposes announced that it’s killing off pages. So much for having a conservative voice there.
The only reason I’m on Facebook was for my book page, and the only reason I’m on Twitter is to promote the blog. Ironically, neither platform drives traffic to either the book or the blog.
As James O’Keefe just revealed in his latest sting, Twitter felt comfortable banning pro-Trump accounts and one of his unwitting sources said, “Yeah you look for Trump, or America, and you have like five thousand keywords to describe a redneck. Then you look and parse all the messages, all the pictures, and then you look for stuff that matches that stuff.”
It’s good to know that if you’re conservative, you can spend years building up an audience on Twitter and the liberals at Twitter can arbitrarily throw you off their service because they decide they don’t like your views.
It won’t be long before WordPress starts doing the same. My blogs have been suspended before for wrongthink, and I can absolutely see them graduating to banning certain sites altogether.