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Has Facebook Joined The Leftist Media?|
February 1, 2013
The advent of 'social media' has been heralded as a new, unbiased forum where
ideology, politics and opinions are able to compete on a level playing field.
From talk radio to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and
MySpace, these forums are generally assumed to reflect the true voice of their
subscribers - untainted by the liberal bias of the 'old' media. There is a
chance this is now
changing. And here's why:
As the editor of a conservative news site who has posted articles on Facebook
for over 8 years, I was suddenly stopped in my tracks December 31, 2012, when I
tried to post an article by a well known author, Star Parker, entitled
Should Embrace NRA Gun Proposal.
I was unable to post it.
"Dear Nancy, Your Facebook account was recently logged into from a computer,
mobile device or other location you've never used before. For your protection,
we've temporarily locked your account until you can...."
On January 10, 2013:
"Your account is temporarily locked.Someone recently tried to log into your
account from an unrecognized device or location. Please verify if it was you who
tried to log in."
On January 12, 2013
"You cannot use this password. Please try another password."
These password and login issues could be legitimate. However, I have used the same
computer and password on Facebook for years now. Who knows, maybe
Rightbias.com was hacked and Facebook was
protecting our site. That's entirely possible.
What raised a red flag for me, however, is the fact that I
have recently come across numerous other pro-gun writers who have encountered
the same 'security concerns' from
Facebook Purges Pro-Gun Accounts:
Facebook Inc. is purging accounts that carry pro-second amendment
and pro-liberty information in a censorship purge that has accelerated over the
past few hours, with innumerable pages being disappeared merely for posting
legitimate political content.
After two weeks and numerous hours spent going through gyrations demanded by
Facebook, my conservative news site was finally able to, once again, return to
posting articles on Facebook. It only took two weeks. My inability to post a
pro-gun article could have just been a coincidence.
Strangely enough, at the same time Facebook was encountering 'security glitches'
(from mostly pro-gun posters), it appears that elitist
and avowed leftist George Soros, spent around $10.6M
buying 341,000 shares in Facebook . Another coincidence?
On January 14, Soros made clear his anti-gun agenda under the guise of a
'study,' which was accepted as legitimate by our leftist media. It was published
by Soros controlled
'Center For American Progress.'
Soros Group Calls For Sweeping New Gun Laws:
With President Obama readying an overhaul of the nation’s gun
laws, a liberal think tank with singular influence throughout his administration
is pushing for a sweeping agenda of strict new restrictions on and federal
oversight of gun and ammunition sales.
Gun control is now a hotly debated issue in America. Opinions from both sides
are flooding social networking sites like Facebook. While most Americans
understand that our media tilts left, what they don't understand is that being
denied access to opposing views is an extremely effective tactic of our leftist
Is it possible that Facebook has taken sides? Is it possible that Facebook is
advancing and advocating a particular agenda which, coincidentially, is the same
agenda of their major new investor? It appears quite a few on the right think
so, and they're fighting back.
A group of conservatives is launching their own social networking site
after enduring what they call years of censorship and liberal bullying on
The Tea Party Community is expected to officially launch
on Saturday – but the social networking site for conservatives has already drawn
nearly 50,000 members.
No matter how thin the pancake, there are always two sides. Though it's not in
the constitution, I believe that Americans should have the right to enough
information in order to make informed decisions. I find the numerous
coincidences I've outlined above are, at the very least, cause for concern.
America is (still) a capitalist country. Profit is not a dirty word. Companies
remain in busines in order to make a profit. As such, Facebook is entitled to
allow what ever posts it desires. My concern is that the possiblity exists that
Facebook has taken sides in the gun debate. And they are being disingenuous about it.
There is a very real possibility that
Facebook is lying to subscribers in order to limit opposing points of view,
apparently, in this author's view, to advance and advocate a particular agenda
which, coincidentially, is the same agenda of their major new investor.
I wonder how many other Facebook shareholders are aware of the fact that the
company they have invested in could now be being used as a tool in the leftist
campaign to dis-arm our country. And I wonder if they agree.
is a columnist and news editor for conservative news site
She lives in South Carolina
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