Left angry at Facebook for its relative lack of bias

Left angry at Facebook for its relative lack of bias

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.”

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“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.”

Hans Bader

Hans Bader

Hans Bader practices law in Washington, D.C. After studying economics and history at the University of Virginia and law at Harvard, he practiced civil-rights, international-trade, and constitutional law. He also once worked in the Education Department. Hans writes for CNSNews.com and has appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” Contact him at hfb138@yahoo.com


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