Tucker Carlson Was Right! Heritage Foundation and Others Took Money from Big Tech as Conservative Voices were Eliminated from the Internet

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by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Since the 2016 election Big Tech in coordination with far left groups have been working tirelessly to eliminate conservative voices and content on the internet.

The Gateway Pundit has been a prime target of this internet jihad by Big Tech. In 2016 The Gateway Pundit was the fourth most influential conservative publisher on Facebook in 2016 according to Harvard and Columbia Journalism Review studies.  Since that time Facebook eliminated our reach by 90% using excuses of fake news, conspiracy and click-bait.   This is after the liberal mainstream media pushed the fake Trump-Russia collusion narrative for over three years.

Conservative publishers (who aren’t having dinner with Mark Zuckerberg) have seen their traffic from Facebook diminished by more than 90%.

If you combine the total number of page-views lost by conservative online publishers since 2017 you are looking at a loss of over 1.5 billion page-views from Facebook in one year.

We are seeing the same tactics used by Twitter, Google, Wikipedia and even Pinterest of eliminating and censoring conservative content.

Tucker Carlson was absolutely correct to call out old-school conservative groups for working with big tech companies as they continue on a daily basis to eradicate conservative content online.

Here is Tucker Carlson on Friday night.

Obviously The Heritage Foundation was outraged that they were called out by Tucker Carlson and released a response on Saturday.

The Hill reported:

The conservative Heritage Foundation pushed back on Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Saturday after he sharply criticized the organization during a segment on tech policy.

Carlson blasted the foundation and other groups during his show Friday night, arguing that Beltway conservative organizations have “colluded with big tech to shield left-wing monopolies from any oversight.”

In specifically going after Heritage, where Carlson used to work, the host asserted, “As an organization, Heritage no longer represents the interests of conservatives, at least on the question of tech.”

He also criticized one paper from the group, which he alleged “defends the special privileges that Congress has given to left-wing Silicon Valley monopolies.”

The foundation fired back in a statement on Saturday, accusing the television personality of making “several false, outrageous, and unfounded accusations.”

“Rather than engage in a substantive policy debate, he chose instead to make ad hominem attacks and question our integrity. We are disappointed this came from someone whom we admire and respect,” said Heritage Foundation Vice President of Communications Rob Bluey.

He added that Carlson “failed to acknowledge Heritage experts’ consistent criticism of technology companies” and defended the report’s conclusion as “based on the principles that guide all of our policy recommendations.”

But Tucker Carlson was right.

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