Steven Crowder Fighting Back: Files Legal Motion Against Facebook For Censoring Conservative News
Steven Crowder is going to blow this issue wide open! Conservatives have known for a long time that being caught while conservative will get you “grounded”, sometimes for no reason at all. Our pages suffer from low reach while lib pages skyrocket. We start get our pages going and all of a sudden we get the”smack down” from Facebook. Liberals get away with breaking the terms of service with no blow back at all every day. The time as long passed that someone should stand up & fight Facebook. We applaud Steven in his valiant efforts. HT: Allen West Republic
Conservative comedian Steven Crowder is not laughing today. His site, LouderWithCrowder.com, was identified by an anonymous individual who worked as a news curator for Facebook as one site of many that were specifically being suppressed by Facebook due to their conservative news content.
Crowder learned of these egregious actions by Facebook after an article was released on Gizmodo on Monday that detailed sites and topics that were routinely “deep-sixed” or suppressed. When Crowder learned that his site had been targeted by Facebook for blacklisting, he was not only livid, he added that there would be more to come. On Tuesday morning, Crowder announced that he is filing a legal motion against Facebook for censoring conservative media, including his own.
In announcing his legal motion, Crowder stated that was far more behind the scenes that he could not yet discuss and added that this simple petition was a long time coming. Learning that his site had been blacklisted, along with other conservative news media, prompted him to speed up the process.
The source for Gizmodo, who is politically conservative, detailed what he witnessed happening at Facebook when it came to the dissemination of conservative news.
“Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending,” said the former curator. This individual asked to remain anonymous, citing fear of retribution from the company. The former curator is politically conservative, one of a very small handful of curators with such views on the trending team. “I’d come on shift and I’d discover that CPAC or Mitt Romney or Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn’t be trending because either the curator didn’t recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias against Ted Cruz.”
The former curator was so troubled by the omissions that they kept a running log of them at the time; this individual provided the notes to Gizmodo. Among the deep-sixed or suppressed topics on the list: former IRS official Lois Lerner, who was accused by Republicans of inappropriately scrutinizing conservative groups; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; popular conservative news aggregator the Drudge Report; Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL who was murdered in 2013; and former Fox News contributor Steven Crowder. “I believe it had a chilling effect on conservative news,” the former curator said.
In regards to the motion filed, Crowder stated, “I encourage you to read it in its entirety so that you will understand, this is an issue regarding transparency and the trust of business clients (as well as users), NOT merely “censorship” which Facebook has the right to do.” More