By: Kyle James | 10-12-2018 | News
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War On Conservatives Worsens As Facebook Deletes More Than 800 Political Accounts, Where's Congress?

The so-called "Big Five" tech companies have been led largely by Facebook operating out of Silicon Valley, in California and it seems like whatever Facebook gets away with is par for the course for the rest of the social media companies and tech giants. That is because Facebook has been engaged in an open war on a particular political ideology. In fact, if you were from twenty years ago you might have guessed that particular political ideology to have been Islam. Unfortunately, it is just the opposite.

Facebook is openly attacking conservative accounts on Facebook using technicalities or even making up rules to justify the removal of conservative ideology. That's right, how is that the leading company of the way that everyone from baby boomers to the president of the United States communicates is turning on the very American values that allowed it to blossom and flourish? This is what we call a clue.

A clue that something has gone wrong somewhere along the way and now we, the American people, find ourselves at the mercy of our social media overlords. At least one average Joe at the FBI to a Senator has sent a dick pic or had a sexual conversation with someone other than their partner, and only Facebook has the key. So should we be worried when Facebook deletes 800 U.S. conservative media publishers and accounts without justification?

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The answer is yes, but the company does what it wants and says the 800 deleted accounts were banned for delivering a flood of political messages that consistently violated spam policies, according to Facebook's statement Thursday. The social media company said the removal wasn't based on the content being posted by the accounts, but rather because of "the behavior in which they engaged".

That is the problem with these companies like Facebook. Show me which rule in the user terms of an agreement that says you can be permanently banned for "the behavior in which they engaged"? As if to rub it in, the company threw some salt on the wound by saying that they "don't believe the accounts have ties to Russia" as if its a constant worry and a threat.

Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy said, "Today, we're removing 559 Pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior." According to Gleicher, the offending users were using many fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names and posting massive amounts of content across a network of groups and pages.

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Gleicher's statement continued, "Given the activity we’ve seen — and its timing ahead of the US midterm elections — we wanted to give some details about the types of behavior that led to this action. Many were using fake accounts or multiple accounts with the same names and posted massive amounts of content across a network of Groups and Pages to drive traffic to their websites.

Gleicher said, "Many used the same techniques to make their content appear more popular on Facebook than it really was. Others were ad farms using Facebook to mislead people into thinking that they were forums for legitimate political debate. Of course, there are legitimate reasons that accounts and Pages coordinate with each other — it’s the bedrock of fundraising campaigns and grassroots organizations."

But the difference is that these groups are upfront about who they are, and what they’re up to," he continued. "As we get better at uncovering this kind of abuse, the people behind it — whether economically or politically motivated — will change their tactics to evade detection. It’s why we continue to invest heavily, including in better technology, to prevent this kind of misuse. Because people will only share on Facebook if they feel safe and trust the connections they make here."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Facebook is taking down a lot of conservative pages not only fan pages but also our own personal pages who we have our friends and family.<br><br>This is a warning for anyone in case you can&#39;t see my profile one day.</p>&mdash; Bryan Garcia (@gods10rules) <a href="">October 12, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The only problem with that statement from Facebook is it completely ignores the fact that they targeted conservative accounts more than any others. They removed such conservative accounts as Clash Daily, with some two million followers, Silence Is Consent and Top Stories USA. One of the members lost a dozen of their sites simply for being conservative.

The American people should be outraged at the systematic targeting and subsequent silencing of Conservative political accounts. It is time to stop using the platform altogether and find alternative platforms to communicate that offer encrypted communications that can't be saved, sold to a third party vendor, then subpoenaed and used against us in a court setting later.

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Recently, celebrity rapper and reality TV star Kanye West openly expressed his support of Trump and began wearing Trump's iconic red trucker had with the white letters that say "Make America Great Against". The far-left cultists in Hollywood have begun shunning West completely and he has been repeatedly attacked for coming out and supporting the president by both friends and family.

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