Thursday, May 30, 2024

Big Tech Censorship Is 20x Worse for Conservatives

'The American people deserve to know if they were targeted by their own government and so-called “disinformation” experts...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Even while Facebook, Google and other tech companies have openly acknowledged their own personal biases when called out on their disproportionate political donations and other observable metrics, they have long insisted that algorithms are programmed to make the difficult decisions when it comes to censoring users for violating their so-called community standards.

But as it turns out, Big Tech’s practice of political censorship almost unilaterally assists the Left in shutting down their conservative opposition, the Western Journal reported.

A new report revealed that tech companies tended to censor conservative viewpoints 20 times more than their leftist couterparts.

The announcement was initially made by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who first revealed the partnership between the federal government and Big Tech to censor conservatives in 2020, especially related to COVID lockdowns, the COVID jab and the 2020 election.

Jordan also heads the Judiciary Committee’s Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. In that capacity, he recently explained that the Stanford University “Election Integrity Partnership” was a conspiracy between two government entities that were weaponized against free speech.

According to Jordan, the Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency both teamed up with Stanford to compile lists of who’s social media posts should be removed, or allowed to endure with warning labels.

He made the announcement in a Nov. 6 tweet thread.

According to Jordan, the censorship was directed almost exclusively toward conservatives, grouping their various activities into “pods” of malfeasance, including pods for “conspiracy,” being “right wing” or discriminating against “minority groups.”

In total, there were 19 “right wing” pods to only one “left wing” pod.

Jordan even named some who were specifically targeted, among whom were former president Donald Trump, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and journalist Mollie Hemingway.

The committee released a longer report which detailed the extent of the censorship and revealed how it was enacted.

The purpose was to publicly reveal “for the first time secret ‘misinformation’ reports” which were previously “accessible only to select parties, including federal agencies, universities, and Big Tech,” said the committee.

As a result, it said, “these reports of alleged mis- and disinformation were used to censor Americans engaged in core political speech in the lead up to the 2020 election.”

Jordan further noted that Americans “deserve to know if they were targeted by their own government and so-called ‘disinformation’ experts.”

He said the committee planned to make the data from these reports publicly available.

The Biden administration’s collusion with Big Tech has largely been curtailed by court order following the decisions in Missouri v. Biden, which the Supreme Court is expecting to hear in its present term.

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