Thursday, March 15, 2018 by JD Heyes
In recent days Facebook deleted a page belonging to Britain First, along with those of party leader Paul Golding and deputy leader Jayda Fransen, for repeated violations of the site’s “Community Standards.”
In a notice posted online, the company said that they had been given a “written final warning” before the actions were taken, but that they “continued to post content that violates” the standards, and in particular, rules against hate speech.
Their ‘crime?’ They’re opposed to their country’s virtual open-door policy to Muslims, many of whom are radicalized who have committed numerous acts of terrorism in Britain since 2001.
So in essence, Facebook is saying you cannot identify the ethnicity of those who are committing acts of terror against you because that’s “hate speech.” But the social media giant has no problem allowing pages belonging to hard-Left Antifa, whose members have been designated domestic terrorists by the U.S. government, to remain online. Got it.
The reality is, Facebook and other social media behemoths like YouTube and Twitter have launched a censorship offensive against conservative and pro-Trump speech. That’s why the “far Right” is taken down but the “far Left” is allowed to remain online.
A new analysis by The Western Journal confirms this:
Facebook’s much-publicized demotion of publishers’ content in users’ news feeds has negatively impacted conservative-leaning publishers significantly more than liberal-leaning outlets, an analysis by The Western Journal has revealed.
Liberal publishers have gained about 2 percent more web traffic from Facebook than they were getting prior to the algorithm changes implemented in early February.
On the other hand, conservative publishers have lost an average of nearly 14 percent of their traffic from Facebook.
This is having real-world impact on actual publishers, including The National Sentinel, where I serve as editor-in-chief. Where our stories used to ‘reach’ thousands, today many stories only reach audiences in the double digits, despite their popularity on-site.
The changes to Facebook’s algorithm — intentional or not — have nonetheless had the mysterious effect of impacting conservative news much more than liberal news, and on the largest social media platform in the world. This is not only very likely having a negative impact on political debate because the public is not being adequately informed, but decisions are probably being made — by voters, policymakers, and elected leaders — on less than complete information. (Related: THOUGHT POLICE: YouTube to start “correcting” controversial videos with “facts” from discredited Wikipedia pages run by disinfo trolls.)
Case in point: In the immediate aftermath of the Trump-Republican tax cuts, which applied to corporations, yet, but also more than 90 percent of American wage earners, most Americans were opposed to them because they believed the Left-leaning media reports that only corporations would be affected and that ordinary Americans would see a tax increase.
Well, under Facebook’s algorithm changes, the company says it now focuses primarily on friends and family feeds rather than news (you can adjust your news feed preferences, by the way, to emphasize what feeds you’d like to see first). But what it’s really doing is punishing you (if you’re a conservative/Trump supporter/liberty lover) because the company’s little Stalin/Nazi speech censors are depriving you of information you seek and trust.
The algorithm change “has ramifications that, in the short term, are causing publishers to downsize or fold up completely, and in the long term could swing elections in the United States and around the world toward liberal politicians and policies,” The Western Journal reported.
That’s not hyperbole. Facebook banned Austin Peterson, the Republican challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., for 30 days recently after he promoted an AR-15 giveaway to his supporters — for holding up a hand-drawn picture of an AR-15.
Mind you, this man is a legitimate candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from a ‘mainstream’ political party, not a member of the KKK.
Oh, and wouldn’t you know it — Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg, has contributed to McCaskill’s campaign.
Probably just a coincident, right?
Sure it is. Like Facebook’s censoring of conservative news sites.
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J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.