Facebook should stop claiming it’s unbiased immediately.
Last month, Lindsey Graham’s home was suddenly surrounded by protesters who decided to show up late at night, and keep him awake until early in the morning. The reason behind the protests was the newly-available Supreme Court seat left behind by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg upon her passing. Senator Graham, being a Republican and the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is in charge of confirming Trump’s new pick.
Naturally, the left didn’t like that. They showed up at his house and chanted, gave speeches, and caused a ruckus as a way to sleep-deprive Graham into submission. It didn’t work…mostly because Graham wasn’t even there. His poor neighbors were, though.
But he’s not answering the door! ¯_(ツ)_/¯
— Collin Rees #DefundThePolice #DefendBlackLife (@collinrees) September 21, 2020
While many people know that story already, what isn’t widely known is that the organizing that took place happened on Facebook. The Shutdown D.C. page posted the personal address of Graham and told everyone when to be there.
According to the Media Research Center (MRC), Facebook was notified of the group posting personal information that would lead to the harassment of an individual. Facebook did nothing, or at least they did nothing until after the event happened. While the post was eventually taken down, Shut Down DC was still allowed to remain a Facebook group — despite directly violating one of its terms of service.
As the MRC video below details, MRC asked Facebook what the deal was, and the only response is that they quoted their TOS at them and didn’t add anything else. The TOS section they quoted noted a “threat” to post personal information, but failed to note what would happen if you actually did it.
Facebook seems to be very choosy about whom it punishes with suspensions and deletions and, oftentimes, it seems to fall within political lines. Recently, the social media company has made a habit of restricting or shutting down militia groups and Qanon pages. In August, it shut down 10,000 pages that fell along those lines. Militia groups and Qanon tend to fall on the right.
Whether you agree with militias or Qanon isn’t the point. The point is that Facebook considers these groups dangerous, because they either distribute misinformation or run the risk of leading to violence. Yet, groups like Shut Down D.C., which actively seek to harass people at their homes, seems to be okay.
Shut Down D.C.’s page is still up and, as of this writing, they still have up a post for an event organized at the home of Chad Wolf, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, on October 4.
There’s clearly a bias going on that flies in the face of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress, where he claimed there was no bias. Either Zuckerburg is lying, or he doesn’t have as much control about what goes on in his own company as he thinks he does.
In June, Project Veritas exposed the extreme bias that goes on at Facebook. According to insiders and hidden camera footage to back it up, Facebook is a hard-left company that will delete pro-Trump posts just for being pro-Trump, and do so with enthusiasm. According to insider Zach McElroy, 75 to 80 percent of posts tagged for deletion just so happen to be conservative. The company may claim this is algorithmic, but someone had to create an algorithm that just happens to target conservatives.
An example was given where a picture showing Trump’s throat being sliced with the words “F**k Trump” was marked “safe” by the social media company, but “Elmer Fudd” shooting Beto O’Rourke in a cartoonish fashion was marked as “unsafe.”
The bottom line is that the left can use Facebook as a tool with which to organize targeted harassment against right-leaning figures at their own homes, but people on the right better not step one toe out of line.