Final Thoughts Tomi Lahren: Liberal Tech Giants 'Still Can’t Come to Grips' With Trump 2016 Victory
Liberals and overly sensitive snowflakes seem to think anything they disagree with could qualify as hate speech.
It’s time for Final Thoughts.
Social media platforms and their CEOs swear up and down they don’t consciously censor conservatives. But that’s hard to believe when countless examples demonstrate otherwise.
The controversy is nothing new. But it seems to be getting worse – and even caught President Donald Trump’s attention over the weekend, when he tweeted this:
“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” and “the Trump Administration ... won’t let that happen.”
This has been going on for a while. Back in May, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke up after Amazon banned the Alliance Defending Freedom, one of the nation’s leading religious liberty groups, from an online program that allows customers to donate to a non-profit while making a purchase.
Yet our favorite social media and tech giants continue to strongly deny the accusations they target conservatives.
When asked in an interview if Twitter has a practice of “shadow-banning” conservative voices - a process that blocks users or their content in a way that isn’t apparent to them - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said “we do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology. We look at behavior.”
OK, Jack, sure.
But then he ADMITTED his company is “more left-leaning”! So it’s not hard to connect the dots here: “Bad behavior” is the equivalent of “conservative behavior."
And it’s not just Twitter. Facebook and sister company Instagram are just as guilty.
In 2016, Facebook workers suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. And these “news curators” reportedly injected stories into the trending news module, even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant inclusion — or in some cases weren’t trending at all. They used algorithms to inject their own bias - their LIBERAL bias - into the process.
Facebook promised to fix this, and give conservative pages and voices a fair shot. But just a couple months ago, Diamond and Silk — two pro-Trump political commentators with millions of social media followers - were informed by Facebook their videos were “unsafe to the community.” Which is just ridiculous.
I don’t condone hate speech. But this isn’t about hate speech - it’s about political bias, and leftist control of the message.
These tech giants - led by liberals - still can’t come to grips with the results of the 2016 election, or the popularity or accomplishments of this president. Instead, they’re using their incredible power to stack the deck.
Yeah, they are private companies, and can pretty much do what they like. But they should be called out for it.
After all, free speech isn’t just saying what you want to say. It’s also hearing what you don’t want to hear.
Those are my Final Thoughts. From LA, God Bless and take care.