In 2016, only 12 days before the general election, Facebook unpublished our pro-Trump, 100Percent Fed Up page with close to one million followers. We received a notification from Facebook that read, “Your Page has been unpublished and it cannot be published again.”
Breitbart News wrote about our Facebook page being shut down.
The page was reinstated a few hours later by a Facebook contact assigned to conservative pages “as a liaison of sorts for unwarranted punitive actions taken by Facebook employees.”
Once the issue was “fixed” and the page was republished, a Facebook representative simply sent them an email message stating that it was a “mistake,” and that “The page is back up.”
No other explanation was given.
We never discovered why our page was targeted by Facebook employees. Like so many other conservative individuals and major pages, we were left to the mercy of Facebook and the invisible person or group of people, who make the decisions to shut down the voices of popular conservatives on their platform.
One month after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, our pro-Trump, our conservative news Facebook page lost an incredible 90% of traffic.
Our 100percentfedup.com website, that by design relied primarily on Facebook traffic, also plummeted. We went from 9.3 million views in February 2017 to 1.7 million views in February 2018.
While conservatives watched our engagement numbers evaporate on Facebook, the number one liberal Facebook page, Occupy Democrats, a page that’s dedicated to pushing hatred for President Trump, his family, his administration, and his supporters exploded. The far-left, pro-immigration page has over 7.7 million “Likes,” with weekly engagement numbers hovering around 40 million. Since 2015, the site has seen gained an astounding 7.2 million new followers.
The owners of Occupy Democrats, Rafael, and Omar Rivero are twin brothers; they are also Mexican immigrants who have friends in high places.
In 2017, while 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook traffic was down by 90%, the Miami New Times interviewed the Rivero brothers about the amazing success of their far-left Occupy Democrats Facebook page, saying, “according to a recent analysis by BuzzFeed, it [Occupy Democrats] wields more influence, at least on Facebook, than virtually any other news source in America.
Occupy Democrats, whose Facebook page has been tagged multiple times by third-party fact-checkers, is proof that hate-filled anti-Trump propaganda pages are thriving on Facebook.
Images like the one below of Jesus Christ “drowning” President Trump with the copy “LOL” above the image, are commonly found on the Occupy Democrat page:
Last week, Facebook identified the image depicting President Trump about to fall to his death from the top of a skyscraper as one of their “top posts.” The copy accompanying the Occupy Democrats vile image asks, “Be honest, what would you do in this situation?” Within days, the image had over 13K shares.
74K Facebook users responded to Occupy Democrats question to their readers, asking if they were given a chance, would they kill President Trump?
Last month, Dr. Epstein, the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, who is also a self-described liberal, testified in a Senate Judiciary Committee about how liberal tech giants like Google and Facebook have manipulated, and will likely continue to manipulate votes for Democrats. He also warned that in 2020, the invisible manipulation by companies like Google will be like nothing we’ve ever seen, and how they could swing the election by as much as 15 million votes.
During his testimony, Dr. Epstein explained how Facebook’s own published data reveals how their “Go Vote” reminder experiment is a way to get his users to get hundreds of thousands of Democrats to get out and vote. Epstein told Cruz that in 2016, he doesn’t think Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent out the reminder to get out and vote to Democrats because he was so confident that Hillary would win. Epstein warned Senator Cruz that in 2020, “you can bet, that all of these companies are going to go all out.” He continued with his stunning testimony, “And the methods that they’re using are invisible, they’re subliminal. They’re more powerful than most any effects I’ve ever seen in the behavioral sciences, and I’ve been in the behavioral sciences for over 40 years.”
In June 2018, we traveled to Washington D.C. with Jim Hoft, owner of the wildly popular conservative news publication, The Gateway Pundit, to discuss social media censorship of conservatives. Most of the lawmakers we met with were very concerned but were unsure about how to address the critical the issue of far-left tech giants influencing the outcome of future elections and social issues.
Last month, President Trump held a Social Media Summit at the White House, where he invited conservative personalities and members of the media who’ve been victims of social media censorship by tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Stories were shared and President Trump promised to continue the fight against censorship of conservative voices.
President Donald J. Trump is keeping the promise he made to victims of censorship.
CNN reports that a draft executive order from the White House could put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of shaping how Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and other large tech companies curate what appears on their websites, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
The draft order, a summary of which was obtained by CNN, calls for the FCC to develop new regulations clarifying how and when the law protects social media websites when they decide to remove or suppress content on their platforms. Although still in its early stages and subject to change, the Trump administration’s draft order also calls for the Federal Trade Commission to take those new policies into account when it investigates or files lawsuits against misbehaving companies. Politico first reported the existence of the draft.
A White House spokesperson declined to comment on the draft order but referred CNN to Trump’s remarks at a recent meeting with right-wing social media activists. During the meeting, Trump vowed to “explore all regulatory and legislative solutions to protect free speech.”
According to the summary seen by CNN, the draft executive order currently carries the title “Protecting Americans from Online Censorship.” It claims that the White House has received more than 15,000 anecdotal complaints of social media platforms censoring American political discourse, the summary indicates. The Trump administration, in the draft order, will offer to share the complaints it’s received with the FTC.
In May, the White House launched a website inviting consumers to report complaints of alleged partisan bias by social media companies.
The FTC will also be asked to open a public complaint docket, according to the summary, and to work with the FCC to develop a report investigating how tech companies curate their platforms and whether they do so in neutral ways. Companies whose monthly user base accounts for one-eighth of the U.S. population or more could find themselves facing scrutiny, the summary said, including but not limited to Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat.