The digital nanny state strikes again... In its second wave of censorship, Facebook has removed 559 pages and 251 accounts they claim have been spreading misinformation and spam.
Several of the pages however - some with millions of followers, were conservatives who had spent years cultivating their followings and their "misinformation" would be seen by many as views that don't line up with the mainstream media's message.
The midterm election is being used as an excuse to purge social media accounts and thus reduce traffic to websites on the target list.
First it was alt-right figures like Milo Yiannopoulos and Mike Cernovich who had their accounts pulled for behavior that is an everyday occurrence by others on social media.
Then Alex Jones was taken down. This was a landmark event that served notice on other websites diverging from the establishment narrative and spreading dangerous "alternative facts."
Now the effort has moved on the the next level of targets, those with moderate to high social media traffic and successful websites with growing viewership. Not millions like Jones, but a couple hundred thousand all the way down to tens of thousands.
Numbers are now way down for sites that are banished or shadow banned (algorithms purposely send traffic elsewhere so you essentially don't exist) from the corporate social media kingdom. Traffic is drying up and thus support.
This is precisely what the establishment and its political class have in mind. It has nothing to do with "inauthentic" content as they claim. It is a concerted effort to wipe out for good entire segments of the alternative media.
If Democrats take control of Congress next month, watch out. They will make it impossible for anyone holding alternative views to be heard. FULL STORY
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