(RepublicanDaily.org) – Social media sites have taken it upon themselves to address what they perceive as a threat of widespread violence in the lead-up to the next election. Both Facebook and Twitter have issued indefinite bans on Donald Trump’s accounts after the media blamed him for the incident. However, their efforts to curb conservative speech are not stopping there.
On Monday, January 11, Facebook announced its intention to remove any post containing the words “stop the steal.” This phrase has been a rallying cry of Trump supporters over the last several weeks, indicating their belief that Joe Biden’s “victory” came by way of a scam.
JUST IN: Facebook: "We are now removing content containing the phrase 'stop the steal' under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram." https://t.co/tJsNdxmBfQ pic.twitter.com/WaNavw58QJ
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) January 11, 2021
By taking this step, Facebook is directly silencing Donald Trump’s supporters.
What happened at the US Capitol on January 6 was undeniably tragic. However, it shouldn’t give tech companies a license to censor any content that doesn’t fit their agendas. These businesses have already had a major effect on conservative voices. What comes next?
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