Conservatives from across America have been invited to attend a social media summit at the White House today, where they’re discussing how Facebook and Twitter have either destroyed them by hiding their posts from massive audiences or banned them from their platforms.
As soon as the summit started, Twitter crashed. Twitter is one of the social media sites that will be facing intense scrutiny by participants at the summit.
In June 2018, 100 Percent Fed Up traveled with Jim Hoft, owner of The Gateway Pundit to Washington D.C., where we met with several lawmakers including Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to discuss the serious issue of Facebook censorship. Jim Hoft is attending the social media summit today.
Our 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook page has almost 1.7 million followers. Immediately following President Trump’s inauguration, we lost over 93% of our Facebook traffic. Only 12 days before the election, Facebook unpublished our pro-Trump page that was being visited by millions every day. When Breitbart News wrote about Facebook unpublishing our Facebook page, they said it was a “mistake” and republished it. Our traffic continues to plummet.
President Trump can be seen here addressing the crowd of conservatives who’ve been affected by social media censorship:
Washington Free Beacon is reporting that a new poll reveals that a plurality of registered voters support Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R., Mo.) proposal to compel big tech firms to prove that their algorithms are not politically biased.
The poll, released Thursday by data firm Echelon Insights, finds that majorities of registered voters — including Republicans, Democrats, and independents — believe that political bias on the part of sites like Facebook and Twitter is at least a minor problem. Those who share political content on social media are more likely to think that there is bias than those who do not.
Hawley is among the Americans worried about censorship. Last month, he introduced a proposal to withhold certain legal protections from major tech firms unless they proved, to the satisfaction of the Federal Trade Commission, that the algorithms they use to serve content are not biased politically.
It turns out that that idea plays well with the American public. In the Echelon poll, respondents were net 27 percent favorable to the Hawley proposal — 48 percent favored, 21 percent opposed, and 30 percent were unsure. The proposal was net-popular across a variety of demographics but received the most support from voters who were over 50 or who regularly posted political content on social media.
Majorities of both Republicans and independents outright favored the idea. Democrats, meanwhile, were 26 percent net favorable, with 33 percent unsure how they felt about the idea.
Weird, how Twitter would shut down right in the middle of the social media summit at the White House. Do you think it was a coincidence?