One by one, popular political pages started disappearing all over Facebook yesterday, they were completely unpublished and given no exact reason. Pages included both left and right accounts….the only common denominator being that they were supposedly pushing political stories for profit (I’ll debunk that in a minute) and that they were posting political ideals that FB didn’t like, some with millions of followers.
Pages that were dismantled include….
The Right Wing News
Reasonable People Unite
Nation In Distress
The Free Though Project
Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children
Pushing “political messages for profit….” now think about that for a second. Aside from the fact that many of these pages did nothing more than post political opinions and memes….isn’t “posting political messages for profit” exactly how CNN, MSNBC, ABC, FOX….literally any news source make money? When you click on a CNN, you don’t see ads all over the place, really?
One also has to mention the hypocrisy of it all when you see how Facebook itself bombards users with nonstop targeted ads….many that are scams themselves. Every time I see an ad on FB for something that sounds too good to be true…I google reviews to discover that they’re product scams from out of the country.
But I digress, Facebook has been testing the waters for awhile on who they can and cannot get away with banning. They tried with Diamond and Silk, and they succeeded in purging InfoWars and anyone attached to it. I had to have Breitbart step in myself when FB suspended me for 30 days for posting a threat a liberal messaged me on their platform.
No one cared because the bias was always toward conservatives…but now it is not.
As much as I disagree with garbage sites like The Resistance and Cop Block….it’s their right to have and state an opinion in an open forum….just as much as there is for me to have mine. Honestly….crazy leftist sites do more to expose the hypocrisy of the Left and help push people to the right anyway which is good for my side…..which is exactly why Facebook selectively did that as well….to stop the hemorrhaging of the #WalkAway movement itself (which Facebook also tried banning and failed.)