There is a war going on inside Facebook.
An internal employee group known as ‘FB’ers for Political Diversity’ has taken the Silicon Valley giant to task by calling out blatant censorship campaigns against conservative leaning voices on the platform.
Last week, a secret memo was leaked from within the walls of Facebook entitled, “We Have a Problem with Political Diversity”.
“We are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views,” wrote Facebook engineer Brian Amerige. “We claim to welcome all perspectives but are quick to attack – often in mobs – anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology.”
Over 100 Facebook employees have joined FB’ers for Political Diversity. Their demand is stop censorship of conservatives and to allow all political views to flourish on the platform.
But FB’ers for Political Diversity isn’t without opposition inside the company. According to the New York Times, some employees have actively tattle-taled against the group, suggesting its posts were ‘offensive to minorities’.
No struggle worth fighting is without it’s foes.
Why do liberals promote blanket censorship of all conservative thought rather than simply block or mute voices online that they disagree with?
The answer is because liberals are afraid of the true power of the conservative message and it’s ability to influence young minds.
— GRANT J. KIDNEY 🇺🇸 (@GrantJKidney) July 31, 2018
On September 5th, heads of all the major tech companies will appear before the government to address specific questions regarding censorship and political bias.
Twitter, Facebook and Google equally swear that they do not silence conservative opinions. But just ask any conservative social media user whether this is true and an entirely different story will be presented.
The good news is that President Trump is actively engaged in the fight to stop online censorship of conservatives.
Yesterday, the President tweeted a video demonstrating how Google failed to link to his Inaugural address, even though the company had the courtesy to do so for Obama. Google denies the charges.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
The fact is, President Trump has extraordinary power to go after the big tech giants. Already, the administration has announced that it is in fact looking in to regulating Silicon Valley.
Fake News CNN and a chorus of leftist nobodies continue to tout the lie that no one is being censored on social media. How any one can forget what recently happened to Alex Jones, Gavin McInnes, the Proud Boys and others is simply beyond understanding.
No one is being censored. No need to “crack down” these private companies have rights too.
— Josh Powers (@powersj_tx) August 29, 2018
The conservative message is extremely popular- and prior to massive censorship on part of the big, tech giants, huge gains were being made with many young people who opted to ditch their left-wing biases for a more authentic and traditional message.
The war inside Facebook is just the tip of the iceberg. There is likely many active rebellions happening inside all of the tech monopolies.
Projecting one year into the future, it is easy to see a more regulated, fair and open social media experience for all people, whether left wing or right.