DAILYKENN.com -- Social media sites are emerging as hate groups that target persons of sanity; aka, patriots.
From Daily Caller ▼
More than 60 conservative leaders, some more prominent than others, published a joint statement Tuesday arguing big tech companies need to do more to ensure people aren’t being unduly silenced for their ideological viewpoints.
“Social media censorship and online restriction of conservatives and their organizations have reached a crisis level,” the message reads. “Conservative leaders now have banded together to call for equal treatment on tech and social media.”
Signees of the missive include: Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, who is also chair of the Media Fairness Caucus; Young America’s Foundation President Ron Robinson; Retired Army Lt. Col. and former Republican congressman Allen West; president of the Heartland Institute and former House representative Tim Huelskamp; Penny Young Nance of Concerned Women for America, and several past higher-ups in former President Ronald Reagan’s administration.
The coalition enumerates four key areas of improvement:
First, social media companies should “provide transparency,” they argue.
“We need detailed information so everyone can see if liberal groups and users are being treated the same as those on the right,” the statement reads. “Social media companies operate in a black-box environment, only releasing anecdotes about reports on content and users when they think it necessary.”
Second, relevant firms should “provide clarity on ‘Hate Speech,'” the conservative factions wrote, arguing such an ill-defined term, and enforcement of such, is liable to subjectivity and thus is often unequally applied.
“Today, hate speech means anything liberals don’t like.”
Third and fourth, it wants Facebook, Twitter, Google, Google-owned YouTube and the like “to provide equal footing for conservatives” and “mirror the First Amendment.”
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