It is now fairly common knowledge that Fascistbook censors conservative speech. The social media cesspool does this in a variety of ways….
- Tweaking algorithms to restrict traffic on conservative sites (Powdered Wig is a victim of this anti-American technique, as our current traffic is a small fraction of the traffic we enjoyed before Donald Trump was elected President).
- Not allowing posts of conservative publishers to reach followers. Powdered Wig showed a promising and steady growth rate from its establishment in 2013 until January 2017, when the blitzkrieg by the social media giants, Fascistbook, Twitter, and Google, targeting conservative publishers, began in earnest. Prior to 2017, Powdered Wig attracted 700 to 1,500 new followers every day. Now, we see a net loss (below zero) almost every day. Just weeks ago, we had 301,000 followers, nearly all of whom do not receive our posts in their newsfeeds as is supposed to happen when a reader becomes a follower. Only one entity can cause that to happen – FASCISTBOOK! They control the traffic, no one else. Our followers are now 299,000 and dropping. Regardless of how many new likes we receive every day, they are almost always offset by a greater number of dislikes, resulting in a negative (below zero) total for any given day.
- Fascistbook makes certain that the reach of conservative publishers is kept as close to zero as possible. Powdered Wig’s posts, which used to enjoy a reach typically in the tens of thousands, now have a reach of 200 to 300, sometimes below 100.
There are other fun and creative punishment methods wielded by Fascistbook against conservative publishers, like demonetization, ensuring that we do not make enough money to pay the bills. I run a variety of anti-Fascistbook articles on Powdered Wig weekly and will continue to do so, as it appears to be the only defense I have.
Powdered Wig is not the only conservative publisher struggling at the hands of Herr Zuckerberg and his flying monkeys. Many conservative sites, once very popular, are no more, having been forced out of business by the liberal owners of the social media giants.
Now, a small-town Texas newspaper is a victim of Fascistbook’s control freak, liberal tyranny….
Facebook recently removed a post that featured the text from the Declaration of Independence, either showing that its algorithms are flawed, or its human content moderators find America’s founding document to be too politically incorrect for users.
The tech giant reportedly apologized Tuesday.
A small Texas newspaper called The Liberty County Vindicator was posting excerpts of the document in the days before the Fourth of July to celebrate the patriotic holiday. But it noticed that one of its posts was removed after receiving a notice from the social media company.
The paper’s managing editor, Casey Stinnett, believes it was likely due to former President Thomas Jefferson’s specific reference to “Indian Savages.”
Don’t kid yourself, Casey. You were likely the victim of a Fascistbook employee manipulating your content. Most entitled Silicon Valley liberals hate America and are disgusted by its founding.
“Indian savages” was a common term for native Americans during the colonial period, when political correctness was not the sickness it is today in America.
“While The Vindicator cannot be certain exactly what triggered Facebook’s filtering program, the editor suspects it was most likely the phrase ‘Indian Savages,’” Stinnett wrote on his paper’s site. “Perhaps had Thomas Jefferson written it as ‘Native Americans at a challenging stage of cultural development’ that would have been better. Unfortunately, Jefferson, like most British colonists of his day, did not hold an entirely friendly view of Native Americans.”
“Although, to be honest, there is a good deal in that passage that could be thought hateful,” the understanding Stinnett continued, who said that Facebook has since apologized for what the tech giant calls a “mistake.”
Fascistbook is covering its miserable liberal asses, Casey. Nothing less. If you truly believe that the America-haters at Fascistbook are genuinely remorseful for removing your content, then I have a gorgeous unicorn ranch on Mars I would like to sell you. A small deposit of $100,000 will hold the property until you can inspect it in person.
The Vindicator not only forgives Facebook, but thanks it for fixing the inappropriate act of censorship.
“We never doubted Facebook would fix it, but neither did we doubt the usefulness of our fussing about it a little,” Stinnett added.
Nevertheless, despite the sympathetic viewpoints of Stinnett, the incident marks yet another instance in which Facebook is censoring content it probably shouldn’t.
The latest example, with one of the most fundamentally American things, is likely one of the most glaring.
As previously noted, whether the machine learning processes are to blame, or if human reviewers are going too far, is not always known because Facebook often keep the details behind its proprietary algorithms hush.
Stinnett is sure it was “an automated action” because “if any human being working at Facebook were to review it, no doubt the post would be allowed.”
Not all are considered a “mistake,” however. Facebook purposefully removed a small town business’s digital ads for American flags because it also sells guns.
“This is frustrating, but your editor is a historian, and to enjoy the study of history a person must love irony,” Stinnett concluded. “It is a very great irony that the words of Thomas Jefferson should now be censored in America.”
Facebook did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment in time of publication.
Isn’t it weird how liberal publishers never complain about Fascistbook censorship?