Guest post by Julian Conradson
Recently released emails reveal that, during the lead-up to the November election, Biden campaign hacks pressured Facebook to silence his political opponent, the sitting president of the United States.
The radical Democrats had become concerned with so-called “violent rhetoric” and “misinformation” coming from the Trump campaign’s Facebook accounts. This resulted in a years-long barrage of complaints from the party in an attempt to exert political influence over the world’s largest social media giant.
Democrat-hack operative Timothy Durigan, a Biden bootlicker tasked with flagging conservatives on Facebook had this to say:
Facebook is ground zero for the Big Lie and the Capitol insurrection. Facebook chose to put election misinformation in front of millions of Americans, systematically relaxed its rules for the insurrection’s leader, Donald Trump, and provided an organizing platform for insurrectionists.
In one of the emails, sent by a senior Biden official on September 22nd, he demanded the removal of a Donald Trump Jr. video where he talked about mail-in ballots.
The fact that this video is still on your platform — and is being used to recruit some sort of, and I quote, ‘army for Trump’s election security effort’ — is astounding. It is impossible to reconcile this with any of the policies regarding voting and voter suppression that Facebook has released over the past 3 years and emphasized to us privately in several dozen conversations.
A Facebook official responded and said the video would be allowed to stay up, but after the complaint, Facebook added a bogus ‘fact check.’
This was apparently an unsatisfactory solution for the Biden team. They scolded the social media platform again for the “mental gymnastics” they had to go through to keep the video on their platform. Nothing but a total ban of Trump, which they eventually got, would’ve been enough.
The Biden official wrote:
“The Trump Campaign has received the message that they may put videos on your platform saying that millions of fraudulent votes will be used to steal the election. And the solution to that is for ‘able-bodied people’ to enlist in an ‘army.’ So, their shrieks of fraud compound and their calls to ‘enlist’ multiply. Good gracious, I struggle to believe that is the precedent you are intending to set.”
“We implore you to approach this problem with seriousness and a sense of mission. We have found that to be lacking thus far. If the effort and mental gymnastics undertaken to allow this post to remain on your platform were instead devoted to carrying out your acknowledged responsibility to democracy, we might see some progress.”
This is just another example of the deep state colluding with big tech to push a particular political ideology while punishing dissent. Reports show that the repeated pressure put on by democrats and the Biden campaign resulted in wide-scale suppression of conservatives and infringement of their right to engage in public discussion.
In the days after the election, DNC officials flagged scores of Facebook posts relating to the ‘stolen election.’ They also filed complaints and reported members of Stop the Steal groups, who seem to have made their way onto deep state watch lists. Just a few days later, Facebook removed the Stop the Steal groups that had amassed hundreds of thousands of members.
Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesperson, explained how Facebook has done “more than any other platform” to censor conservative viewpoints:
We’ve done more than any other internet company to combat harmful content, including limiting content that sought to delegitimize the outcome of the election, both before and after January 6. We banned hundreds of militarized social movements, took down tens of thousands of QAnon pages, groups, and accounts from our apps, removed the original #StopTheSteal Group.