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Big Tech and the sultans of Silicon Valley certainly do appear to have it out for the conservative side of American politics, and they’ve been growing steadily bolder in their willingness to censor and silence those with whom they disagree.
As private companies, they legally have the right to do this. What is in question is the morality of this, and whether or not this flies in the face of the American Constitution’s take on free speech.
This week, if was Facebook’s turn to take aim at the right side of the aisle, and they did so in a dastardly way.
Facebook has “permanently disabled” the ads account of a conservative children’s book publisher, claiming that Heroes of Liberty – which has published books about Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, former President Ronald Reagan and author Thomas Sowell – violated the company’s rules against “Low Quality or Disruptive Content.” Facebook originally locked the ads account on Dec. 23, and after Heroes of Liberty appealed the ruling, the company permanently disabled the account.
“The question is: is a children’s biography of Ronald Reagan no longer permissible on Facebook? We don’t know. But apparently promoting one may well kill a business,” Heroes of Liberty editor and board member Bethany Mandel told FOX Business on Sunday.
And, in an astonishingly bleak response, Facebook essentially suggested that they would provide no further clarity, nor would they rescind the decision.
“This ad account, its ads and some of its advertising assets are disabled because it didn’t comply with our policy on Low Quality or Disruptive Content,” Facebook said in a message disabling the account on Dec. 23.
After Heroes of Liberty appealed, Facebook sent another message. “After a final review of this ad account, we confirmed it didn’t comply with our Advertising Policies or other standards,” the message reads. “You can no longer advertise with this ad account and its ads and assets will remain disabled. This is our final decision.”
The news comes just hours after Twitter silenced the account of Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, citing an unknown breach of their COVID-19 misinformation policies.
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