The Liberty Conservative, a Michigan-based website dedicated to news geared toward the “liberty wing” of the Republican Party, reported that it received an ultimatum from Google about its content.
Shane Trejo, Media Relations Director of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, who is involved ina number of other “liberty” causes, wrote:
Yesterday morning, we received a very bizarre letter from Google issuing us an ultimatum. Either we were to remove a particular article or see all of our ad revenues choked off in an instant. This is the newest method that Big Brother is using to enforce thought control.
Former Liberty Conservative contributor James Allsup was involved in Charlottesville, VA “Unite the Right” rally-turned-riot that served as the catalyst for this drive for Orwellian censorship. Although the article itself contained no offensive content (it was merely distinguishing the many differences between the alt-right and literal Nazis), just the fact that it was authored by a man deemed to be an “unperson” by the corporate elite was enough for Google to target it for censorship.
The article includes a copy of the letter, which has the added threat that the website was now being monitored for “violations.” Trejo said this wasn’t the first time his group was targeted:
In the past, Facebook banned users from sharing content immediately after they posted our controversial article criticizing a “libertarian” Washington D.C. thinktank official who denigrated Ron Paul. This is, however, the first time we have been directly threatened that we would be cut off if we refused to censor our content. An incredibly dangerous precedent is obviously being set here, and if you think that it won’t impact you directly at some point, think again.
Trejo said his group was forced to comply with the demand due to “financial constraints.”
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