On Tuesday, President Trump took to Twitter and announced that he would look into the social media bias against conservatives.
In a response to a tweet from Paul Bedard, President Trump said, “I will be looking into this!
The tweet that the President was referring to was a link to an article that went into detail about how Facebook has censored President Trump’s social media chief, Dan Scavino, who stated that his account had been suspended without notice.
“AMAZING. WHY ARE YOU STOPPING ME from replying to comments followers have left me – on my own Facebook Page!!?? People have the right to know. Why are you silencing me??? Please LMK! Thanks,” he wrote in a post on Facebook.
Scavino took a screenshot of the notification he received from Facebook that said: “You’re temporarily blocked from making public comments on Facebook.” It mentioned “spam” but gave no examples.
Scavino’s post has received over 1000 angry comments from conservatives on the app.
Read some of the following comments provided by the Washington Examiner:
“Cory Critser Dan Scavino Daniel Scavino Jr. … I think it’s time for some Senate hearings with Facebook on their attempts to influence the election.”
Another said, “Taylor Chavez The president of the United States’ personal assistant is being blocked from speaking to Fans by Facebook because of what reason? Well we know the Excuse but we don’t know the reason.”
And: “Mahendra A Patel If they can block you, how can we live in this world, if they do it to me, how they gone a listened my complain! This is TOO MUCH POWER FACEBOOK! There should be a LAW. Facebook can’t stop anybody. THEY NEED A PERMISSION FROM COURT ! Where is check and balance of POWER!”
It’s no secret that the large social media platforms have a negative bias towards conservatives on the platforms but the fact that they are now censoring the President’s social media chief just shows how they aren’t even trying to hide their bias anymore.
This censorship of Scavino comes right after Devin Rep. Nunes announced that he is suing Twitter for $250 million for censoring conservatives.
Check out what Fox News reported:
California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of “shadow-banning conservatives” including himself to influence the 2018 elections, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and totally “ignoring” lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.
In a complaint filed in Virginia state court on Monday, obtained by Fox News, Nunes charged that Twitter wanted to derail his work on the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired until 2019, as he probed alleged and apparent surveillance abuses by the government. Nunes said Twitter was guilty of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory – providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers – thereby facilitating defamation on its platform.”
The lawsuit alleges defamation, conspiracy, and negligence, and seeks not only damages, but also an injunction compelling Twitter to turn over the identities behind numerous accounts he says have harassed and defamed him. The lawsuit is separate from Nunes’ work on the House Intelligence Committee, where he is now the ranking member.
This growing problem appears to be reaching a tipping point so it will be very interesting to see how this all plays out.
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