Facebook is less biased against conservatives than most of the media, so conservatives thrive there. As Reason Magazine’s Robby Soave, notes, “NYT won’t ever print a po-Trump senator again, and has no reliably pro-Trump columnists. Facebook’s top articles, week after week, are” from conservative web sites like “Breitbart” and the “Daily Wire.”
Displeased by this, Democrats in Congress have held hearings threatening to punish Facebook for “election interference.”
Social media allowed unfiltered access to the Republican National Convention. As Soave notes, “[I]t was traditional media outlets that restricted conservative speakers. CNN, MSNBC, and even Fox cut away from the convention repeatedly.”
“For all the complaints about Big Tech censoring conservative speech, it was the tech platforms — YouTube, Facebook, Twitter — where you could watch the RNC unrestricted (and for free). Meanwhile, cable news cutaway from the convention constantly.”
As Net Choice notes, “Thanks to social media, we can now get information from hundreds, if not millions, of digital sources. Overregulating social media would give control back to the mainstream media,” which are heavily biased against conservatives.
As Soaves observes, “[F]or all the alleged anti-conservative bias on tech platforms, it seems fairly obvious — bordering on inarguable, frankly — that the real anti-conservative bias is with traditional media. Why so many conservatives want to destroy the former and benefit the latter is a mystery to me.”