It’s no surprise that Facebook censors conservative media outlets, and Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy is speaking out about it.
“House Minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed Facebook for its suppression of Breitbart News and other conservative media, following reports that the social network introduced tools which suppressed traffic to Breitbart News and other conservative publishers by double-digit margins,” Breitbart News reported.
Breitbart News reported, “Rep. McCarthy said Facebook’s most partisan employees push for censorship of the platform because they are ‘threatened’ by the accurate reporting of Breitbart News, which challenges their far-left worldview.”
“When Big Tech censors speech that isn’t popular with legacy media, it not only disproportionately silences conservative voices, but it leaves Americans with half the story,” McCarthy said.
“Legacy media outlets are not infallible voices of authority and information” continued McCarthy. “From suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story to downplaying the riots that gripped American cities in 2020 and shutting out discussion of the origins of Covid-19 — decisions to hide facts from the American people should not be the gold standard of truth all content should be measured against. Try as they might, legacy media cannot hide what Americans across the country are seeing and experiencing in their own lives every day.”
“The strength of our free society lies in the firm principle that Americans are free to use their own minds to form opinions on any given issue. What Facebook — and other platforms — are doing to narrow the ability of Americans to access information, is itself a particularly dangerous practice of misinformation,” McCarthy concluded.
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