Bleeding: Millions Fleeing Censorship For Free Speech - Facebook & Twitter Hiding True Loss

Written By BlabberBuzz | Monday, 23 November 2020 18:30

Social media companies such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been cracking down on political misinformation surrounding the 2020 presidential election. Since the election, President Donald Trump and his allies have faced fact-checks, condemnation and restrictions when trying to spread inconclusive evidence of voter fraud and leftist violence on social media.

Many, especially those who tend to lean toward the elephant in the room, felt Facebook had gone too far — claiming the social media giant was working to single out conservative voices. Not only were some pre-election posts labeled as false or misleading, false claims of election victories, both during and post-election, were also labeled as such.

Over on Parler, there’s a new, millions-strong MAGA universe where conservatives are freely spreading these claims and reinforcing their belief that Democrats have stolen the election from Trump.

It was enough for millions of users to abandon their blue ship in favor of a red life vest. A haven, so to speak, where they felt their voices could be heard unmoderated and unfiltered, without fear of censorship or fact-checking.

Parler is a U.S.-based social media website that works similarly to Twitter. It's listed as an "unbiased social media (platform) focused on real user experiences and engagement" and focuses on "free expression without violence and no censorship," according to the description set forth by the website itself.

In late July 2020, Parler reported more than 2.5 million users, with more parting ways from Twitter and Facebook as the 2020 election drew closer and closer.

Celebrities and local political figures have even joined the Parler crowd.

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's account boasts more than 4 million followers, while North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer's account, which became active in mid-November, has a smaller following, at just over 50.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem joined Parler on Nov. 9, according to an announcement on Twitter. After just one day on the platform, the popular conservative said she already had 51,000 followers.

The majority of Parler users lean right when it comes to the voting booth; however, one political figure is missing from the estimated 4 million active users — President Trump. While @TeamTrump (the president's re-election campaign team) is on the site and boasts around 2 million followers, the president himself does not have an account.

"I had given thought to dropping my Facebook account after the election season shenanigans but decided it would be more detrimental to me than to Facebook," he said. "It's still a great platform for connecting, but I think all of the major social media platforms need to take their political views and desires out of their daily operation. They seem to forget that half of their audience is conservative and they deserve better."

The setup gives MAGA conservatives an easy way to simply dismiss the postelection beliefs of the public at large. There is now a robust, consequence-free echo chamber for them that confirms a worldview in which a rigged election system falsely gave Biden a victory, and leftist thugs are taking to the streets to ensure the outcome isn’t overturned.

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