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Big Tech Censors Republicans in Congress Over 50 Times More Than Democrats

Internal Facebook files indicated that the platform maintained a so-called “whitelist” of powerful figures it was “protecting” from its typical censorship procedures

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Big Tech censors Republican Party congressmen far more often than Democratic Party congressmen. The Media Research Center (MRC) says that for every Democratic politician censored on social media, there are 53 Republicans.

MRC also notes that Big Tech censors not only active congressmen, but also Republican hopefuls on the campaign trail. The group mentions that Republican candidates have been victims of social media censorship at least about 15 times since 2019.

In that time period, they found no instances of Democratic Party congressional hopefuls being censored.

On the other hand, congressional representatives like Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) have been suspended from twitter at least 5 times and about 24 tweets have been flagged with some type of warning label.

Censorship has also hit senators like Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), whose accounts were also suspended by YouTube.

Facebook also censored Paul and Johnson, as well as Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan (OH) and other Republican representatives in Congress.

However, Facebook did register one instance of censorship against a Democratic congresswoman. As MRC recalls, the platform removed a post by Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL) in February of this year, but reinstated the post and offered apologies after Newman made a tweet complaining about it.

“Congresswoman, this plainly should not have happened,” tweeted Facebook Policy Director Andy Stone. “We’ve restored this content and you have our sincere apologies.”

Recently, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) revealed internal Facebook files indicating that the platform maintained a so-called “whitelist” of powerful figures that it was “shielding” from its typical censorship procedures, especially in local and state campaigns.

“While the program included most government officials, it did not include all candidates for public office, sometimes effectively giving incumbents in elections an advantage over challengers,” the WSJ article read.

Without going any further, the most telling example has been the censorship agreed among all social networks and major digital platforms against former President Donald Trump while he was still in office.

Starting in 2020, Big Tech began to flag almost everything Trump posted on his social networks with messages for his campaign. The persecution was relentless.

Trump waged a legal war against Big Tech in July, suing the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter, Pichai Sundararajan, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey respectively, for systematic censorship practices on their platforms.

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