Anyone who believes that Facebook is honest, fair and unbiased is living in a world of make-believe.
Ever since America’s most biased socialist moved into the White House, social media and internet tech giants have been systematically targeting conservatives and Christians.
Perhaps the guiltiest of them all is Facebook, who has been suspending or shutting down the pages of more than a thousand conservatives, especially leading into the 2016 and 2018 elections.
After Mark Zuckerberg lied to Congress about Facebook’s promise to protect user privacy, a Facebook employee, who fears the company has overstepped their authority, has leaked about 1.400 pages of the Facebook rule book for policing speech and postings on the social media platform.
Fox News – Facebook’s massive, secret rulebook for policing speech reveals inconsistencies, gaps and biases – Facebook is attempting to tackle misinformation and hate that its platform has enabled with a massive, byzantine and secret document of rules packed with spreadsheets and power point slides that gets updated regularly for its global content moderators.
According to the blockbuster New York Times report, the rules show the social network to be “a far more powerful arbiter of global speech than has been publicly recognized or acknowledged by the company itself.” The Times discovered a range of gaps, biases and outright errors — including instances where Facebook allowed extremism to spread in some counties while censoring mainstream speech in others.
The rulebook’s details were revealed Thursday night thanks to a Facebook employee who leaked over 1,400 pages of the speech policing rulebook to the Times because he “feared that the company was exercising too much power, with too little oversight — and making too many mistakes.” …
The biggest problem with Facebook’s unconstitutional trampling on the First Amendment rights of thousands of conservative users is that Facebook has the money to fight any legal action taken against them.
Even if thousands of Facebook users grouped together to file a class action lawsuit, its doubtful that they could win against the billions of dollars that Facebook has at their disposal.
Several conservatives have tried to launch a social media platform to compete against Facebook, but to date, none have been that successful enough to be a threat to Facebook.
It seems the only hope for conservatives would be for Congress or the Department of Justice to take action against Facebook, but that seems doubtful.
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