Liberating Elder – When they came for the “White Supremacists” I did not speak up because I was not a White Supremacist. When they came for Alex Jones did not speak up because I was not a fan of Alex Jones. When they came for the Trump Supporters I did not speak up because I was not a Trump Supporter. When the came for the Conservatives I did not speak up because I was not a Conservative. When they came for me there was no one left to speak up …
Those who applauded the “unpersoning” of Alex Jones will soon regret it. The success the left has had in shutting down anyone who disagrees with them on social media has emboldened them beyond comprehension. It is this hutzpah that will lead to the death of our Republic if something is not done to stop them, and soon.
As you likely know, we are Pro-Trump, Conservative opinion publishers with a large Facebook audience. Before the 2016 election we had about 5,000,000 fans across a dozen or so Facebook Pages. We used to see 15-23,000,000 hits a month. Now a days we have over 8,000,000 fans and are lucky to see 3,000,000 hits a month. While our engagement and click through rates have only increased.
Over the last 3 days Facebook has removed the vast majority, if not every single, post of ours under the guise of being “spam.” Facebook scrubs the posts from the platform and we need to actively monitor our “support inbox” in order to appeal the designation. So far 18 of our posts have been removed after being marked as “spam” and/or for violating the “community standards.” Each one was restored when we appealed, most were restored instantly. Less than a second is clearly not enough time to reevaluate a post, so what is going on here?
To add insult to injury our ability to post in groups (which we do not run) has been suspended for 3 days. On top of that we were kicked out of Facebook and forced to sign back in because “it look[ed] like your account has been sending out spam.” While we were signed out all our recent posts were removed. Only to be restored upon appeal.
We are not the only ones this has been happening to. PJ Media reported:
First, Facebook blocked Salena Zito, CNN contributor and author of the groundbreaking book “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics.” On Wednesday afternoon, Zito published a New York Post article explaining “why Trump’s supporters won’t care about Cohen and Manafort’s convictions.”
On Thursday morning, she noticed something out of place. “So this is interesting… [Facebook] took down my post of my reporting for the [New York Post] — I’ve received nine separate messages from readers telling me the same thing has happened to them. ‘sup [Facebook]?” Zito asked in a tweet.
So this is interesting…@facebook took down my post of my reporting for the @nypost — I’ve received nine separate messages from readers telling me the same thing has happened to them. ‘sup @facebook ?https://t.co/dCwG9HQiJI
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) August 23, 2018
“They did put the article back up,” Salena Zito told PJ Media. “They never responded to any of my inquiries.” The author laid out the ways she contacted Facebook: “I first put out a polite tweet, then I direct messaged them, then I sent them a message through the Facebook page, and then I sent a message through support. No answer.”
“After trying to contact them through several different ways, the story miraculously reappeared,” Zito told the Washington Times’s Larry O’Connor.
Facebook also targeted Jenna Lynn Ellis, a contributor to The Washington Examiner, director of public policy at the James Dobson Family Institute and author of “The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America’s Constitutional Crisis.”
Other Conservative Facebook publishers have reported similar occurrences. Some have been kicked off of Facebook and seen their accounts locked pending verification of the identity. This sounds reasonable except for the fact that they sent in their ID and provided a code Facebook mailed to their home just weeks ago. Plus this has happened to them 2 times in the last 3 days.
DrudgeReport.com is linking to a BuzzFeeNews.com article reporting that “Tech Companies Gather For Secret Meeting To Prepare Election Strategy”. We can only image what the Masters of The Universe are discussing in this meeting. We can only guess the agenda includes trading ideas on how to censor Conservative voices enough to ensure the Marxist Democratic Party wins a majority in the house and can impeach Trump. These are truly scary times. Especially when you take into account this leaked Media Matters (Soros funded) document outlining the plan to wipe conservatives from the web and bragging about convincing Facebook to go along with their plans.
I would not be surprised if we see a digital ‘night of the long knives” before the midterms. The Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe seem hell bent on shutting down every last Trump supporting and Conservative voice on the web. It would not surprise me if our speaking out results in our Facebook presence being deleted in the near future. If this is the case so be it, but let it not be said that when faced with oppression and tyranny we did nothing.
It should be noted that it is possible that all the recent posts being marked as spam and people being forced to verify their identities over and over is a coincidence and or a glitch. However, when you combine it with the fact the reach of Conservative Pages has plummeted, the recent banning of Alex Jones and Infowars, and the leaked Media Matters blueprint for banishing “right wing propaganda” from Facebook that becomes harder to believe, but it does not mean it’s not possible. What do you think, is this all a glitch or a concerted effort to purge Conservative opinion from Facebook?