by Ethan Huff, Natural News:
In just a few days, thousands of Americans who support free speech and the First Amendment will converge in front of Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, to protest the social media giant’s mass censorship policies against pretty much any person or group that’s not aligned with Leftist ideology.
Beginning at 9a.m. on May 30, 2019, patriots will join other patriots at Hotel Nia, located at 200 Independence Drive in Menlo Park, to make as big of a scene as possible during Facebook’s annual shareholders meeting – the goal being to stand in solidarity with the many who’ve been censored by Facebook in recent years.
In a recent Twitter announcement, “California Rising” called on its followers to bring whistles, horns, and other noisemaking objects to the rally, which those present will use to make their voices heard by as many passersby as possible.
“Fight for freedom of speech – before they silence YOU!” California Rising added about the importance of this event.
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Irony: Facebook censored Michelle Malkin for talking about Facebook censorship
One by one over the past several years, conservatives have found themselves getting blacklisted, suspended, and even permanently banned simply for engaging in “politically incorrect” speech on Facebook, as well as on other similar platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Just recently, Michelle Malkin, a well-known and well-respected conservative voice, had one of her Facebook posts censored and removed for, get this, discussing the fact that Facebook is censoring and removing users’ posts.
“I spoke out passionately about de-platforming at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) and have done what I can to use my voice to speak for the voiceless,” Malkin wrote in the now-deleted Facebook post, which was tagged for violating Facebook’s “Community Standards.”
“Anyone and everyone who refuses to capitulate to the open-borders, sharia-enforcing social justice agenda is ‘DANGEROUS,’” she added about Facebook’s censorship tactics, which also resulted in both Laura Loomer and Gavin McInnes having their Facebook and Instagram accounts – Instagram is now owned by Facebook – permanently removed.
Major media outlets are losing their social media followings due to Leftist censorship policies
Since Donald Trump was elected president back in 2016, Facebook and the rest of the social media cabal have really been ramping up their censorship efforts. Western Journal, for instance, which was launched back in 2008 by conservative author Floyd Brown, has reportedly lost 75 percent of its Facebook traffic since the last presidential election.
Klicked Media, a network of more than 60 conservative websites that’s owned and operated by Jared Vallorani, similarly lost between 70-80 percent of its traffic, amounting to 400 million lost page views – a major killer for online media.
“If you combine the total number of page-views lost by just these two conservative online publishers you are looking at a loss of over 1.5 billion page-views from Facebook in one year,” reports The Gateway Pundit about the impact of all of this.
“These are numbers from just two of the top conservative publishers in America. This does not include the thousands of other conservative publishers across the country who lost all of their traffic coming from Facebook. Here at The Gateway Pundit our Facebook traffic has been effectively eliminated after we were ranked as the 4th most influential conservative publisher in the 2016 election.”