A Judeo-Christian law firm says it is evident that Facebook and other major social media websites are biased against conservatives.
Facebook's job posting for a new public policy manager tells what kind of public policy the social media giant wants to manage. First of all, the person must be fluent in Arabic. And the job description reads, "You will be responsible for understanding and mitigating how hate groups and terrorist organizations attempt to utilize Facebook and Instagram. This includes closely tracking violating organizations and their messaging efforts."
Robert Muise, co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), is not surprised by this.
"There's no doubt right now in my mind that Facebook, Twitter, and these other social media giants who are left-leaning are in fact engaging in practices to silence the speech of conservatives, of those who promote our Judeo-Christian values," he poses.
In fact, the AFLC has a federal lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
"It's a lawsuit against the attorney general of the United States," Muise details. "And we're challenging the federal government's grant of immunity to organizations like Facebook and Twitter and YouTube from suit in engaging in these types of discriminatory practices. When you think about the power they wield, they could literally impact a presidential election."
The AFLC co-founder adds that the fact that the government has granted the social media sites immunity in effect authorizes them to engage in these speech-silencing practices.
"If we can knock out this immunity, then we can go after Facebook and Twitter and these other social media giants for targeting people because of their political views," Muise concludes.