Facebook takes its role as protector of Liberalism quite seriously. Gab had warned people that Facebook was blocking a Gateway Pundit article on Hunter Biden’s Porn Hub account. So naturally I immediately post it on Facebook. Which immediately got me suspended for a week (FYI you’re better off contesting suspensions). The suspension goes on to talk about “violating their community standards” on the posting of nudity and sexual behavior. They then list body parts and I’m going what?? This is a news story about a presidential candidate’s son who funneled millions to his dad, and Facebook is talking about nipples and genitalia!
Just amazing. My immediate thought was that I wouldn’t be able to comment on Facebook about the election in 4 days, but then I realized with the slowest State taking 9 days for the count plus the guaranteed court battles, nothing is going to be known for weeks anyway! This goes along with the Senate’s ‘Big Tech’ (BT) censorship hearings and Twitter censoring Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan’s Tweet about the wall. YouTube is all over the censorship thing too. You can’t go a day without hearing about someone’s video being pulled or account suspended.
Andrew Torba on Gab was talking about major trends in social media. I don’t think he was just blowing smoke when he said the long term monopoly and subsequent censorship by BT was not sustainable. He was looking at Gab’s numbers and seeing good things using their business model. The “slow build”, being honest, being transparent, making absolute freedom on their platform the goal. Another major idea that Gab uses that is incomprehensible to BT is that Gab does it without advertisers.
A sub irony of the Hunter Biden story was that it was coming from Gateway Pundit, who bans people at the drop of a hat. These companies really want to control speech. No I mean really. Looking at historical trends I can’t imagine a time or circumstance when limiting speech bore fruit. I just can’t. Twitter banning the New York Post story on Joe Biden. Facebook bending over to protect Hunter Biden. All these blatant, obvious examples of censorship just days before the election. America is definitely on the edge, which way does it fall? Towards censorship or towards freedom?