Social Media is clearly slanted against conservatives.
The top companies are almost exclusively located in Silicon Valley, and the leftist politics of the region have seeped into the corporate culture.
Now social network behemoth Facebook is launching a new venture that should irritate conservatives even more.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, Facebook has encountered heavy scrutiny from the left.
Liberals who refuse to accept the legitimacy of President Trump have clung to every reason possible for Hillary Clinton’s glorious defeat.
Chief among the excuses is Russian collusion based on the DNC servers being hacked, a claim that hasn’t been sufficiently proven.
Former FBI Director James Comey and former Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson both testified before Congress that neither bureau was granted access to the DNC servers, which is astonishing considering the fervor and certainty of the “hacked” narrative.
Facebook was roped into the controversy because the Russians apparently attempted to sow seeds of discontent on the social media giant. The Russians spent a pittance on insignificant pages that supported both Black Lives Matter and the alt-right, but this was proof for the left that Facebook needed to crack down.
In response, Facebook altered their news algorithm and popular conservative pages stopped showing up in people’s feeds.
Facebook again was scandalized when the media company Cambridge Analytica used the common practice of data-mining to help Donald Trump get elected. The media was incensed by this revelation but lauded Barack Obama’s team for its savvy when it used the exact same tactics in 2012.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was hauled before a congressional committee to answer for these events, and he vowed to make changes.
Now it appears that change is creating a digital show comprised of anchors from several major outlets to provide an “objective” antidote to fake news.
That objectivity comes in the form of all left-leaning outlets—with CNN’s Anderson Cooper as the linchpin—and one token gesture to conservatives.
If that imbalance weren’t stark enough, the lone conservative anchor is Fox News’s Shep Smith, who is no torch-bearer for conservatism.
Smith is vigorously anti-Trump and leans left. He’s also one of the least-popular commentators on the network among conservative viewers.
Zuckerberg’s sop to his comrades on the left could get them off his back, but it’s uncertain. Leftists aren’t happy until they have full control of media messaging.
Obama policy advisor Ben Rhodes—the dishonest architect of the Iran deal who bragged about how easy it was to lie and influence journalists—suggested the government hasn’t done enough to control Facebook.
The left is hellbent on spreading its propaganda via the top tech companies. Twitter has banned several prominent conservatives while actual terrorist pages remain unscathed.
YouTube has begun demonetizing “controversial” videos, most of which lean to the right in nature. Libertarian YouTube political commentator Dave Rubin posted a video called “Socialism isn’t cool,” and it was hastily demonetized.
As an experiment, Rubin posted a video entitled “Capitalism isn’t cool,” and the advertising revenue wasn’t affected.
And most famously, Google fired engineer James Damore for distributing a memo—at the behest of the company—outlining ways to make the company more diverse. His crime was suggesting there may be biological differences between the sexes, which meant he had to be excommunicated.
Facebook is now on the leftist hot seat. If Zuckerberg doesn’t appropriately kowtow to liberals, they will come for him with full force.