President Trump Slams Social Media, Says They’re “Totally Discriminating” Against Pro-Life Conservatives

National   |   Gary Bauer   |   Aug 20, 2018   |   4:28PM   |   Washington, DC

President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to again castigate the big social media firms for censoring conservative views. The president tweeted:

“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen. They are closing down the opinions of many people on the RIGHT, while at the same time doing nothing to others. . .”

While I don’t know for sure, I suspect what prompted the president’s tweet was the news Friday afternoon that respected conservative commentator Dennis Prager, who is already fighting censorship on YouTube, was suddenly being blocked on Facebook too. None of his most recent posts were visible to his fans and two videos were taken down.

As I have written before, this is an extremely serious issue, and we shouldn’t be distracted by Alex Jones. Big Tech claims to be policing its platforms, purging “fake news” and fringe conspiracy theories.

But there is no justification for the social media assault on Dennis Prager. And the point of the First Amendment is to protect speech that is not favored speech.

The social media censorship is part of the left’s all-out war to control the public debate. It’s no coincidence that all of these social media platforms are owned by leftists.

Normal conservative ideas are increasingly labeled “fascist” and “hate speech.” They are being made inexpressible. But it is hard to win a debate if your voice can’t even be heard.

SIGN THE PETITION! Attention Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube: Stop Censoring Pro-Lifers

These companies claim they are not media, but just platforms for folks to express their views. They are the technological equivalent of a public park where people can enter and speak.

But then they turn around and censor the views of half the country that shares conservative values. They are trying to have it both ways.

Diamond and Silk, two pro-Trump black women, were labeled “unsafe to the community” and banned from Facebook.

Twitter does absolutely nothing about Sarah Jeong’s anti-white, anti-police bigotry. But it quickly shut down a conservative black woman who edited and reposted Jeong’s disgusting tweets.

There is still radical Islamic material all over social media platforms. But if you dare to criticize radical Islam, you’ll get banned.

Years ago, progressives were deeply concerned about the influence of William Randolph Hearst and his media empire that once reached 20 million people. The social media collective of Google, Facebook and Twitter has far more power than Hearst could have ever dreamed of. Note: Gary Bauer is the president of American Values, a national pro-family organization and is the former president of the Family Research Council. Bauer ran for the Republican nomination for president and appears frequently on radio and television programs.