I have been a loyal Donald Trump supporter from almost day one, at least almost to the beginning of the primaries in 2015. I have pushed for his agenda, attempted to rally the troops on social media, and written profusely about how important it is to support our current POTUS.
This is why this column is so painful to write.
As a conservative commentator and columnist, I have a large following on social media across many channels, to the tune of about 300k in total. I am being at least 95% shadow banned.
When I post something on Twitter, I may get a handful of engagements. No body is seeing my speech. This is the point of course. I frequently get tweets saying something like this, "Where have you been? I haven't seen a tweet from you in over a year!" This happens almost daily now. People have to search me out to find me on social media.
This is not right; this is criminal.
If this is happening to me, a person that is not as big of a target as Alex Jones, who has been banned completely, then it is happening to conservative voices across the board.
This week we saw the arrogant, in-your-face banning of multiple America First personalities across the big-tech internet platforms. They don't even try to hide it anymore. They feel like they can't be touched.
They are fascists; they are totalitarian Leftists, in other words -- communists.
We defeated communism in the Cold War, now it is reaping its revenge, in broad daylight and our leaders do nothing.
President Trump, it matters not if you fix the border, the economy, North Korea, Venezeula, et cetera, et cetera, if you do not stop this silencing of free speech.
This is all happening in the runup to the 2020 election and the consequences will be horrendous.
This is America damnit. Do something about it.
Originally posted at The Washington Times
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This article is plainly correct. Talk, and Tweet, are cheap. He must act. Even assuming Donald Trump gets re-elected, he would then be the very last nationalist or conservative president.
These are publicly-traded corporations subject to the SEC and FCC. Especially, they are regulated by CDA 230; they are required to function as open platforms devoid of publisher editing.
Would prosecution of these social media companies come under the jurisdiction of AG Barr? or what other agency/person?
Please respond so we can start petitioning the proper forces to rectify this situation. It is worsening everyday and undermining our republic-and I for one won't take it anymore. Like Mr Trump-the buck stops here.
Hey Todd: isn't this why you are a writer? Please publish the info we need to make a change, and work together.
We will attempt to do so, thank you for your suggestion and readership.