Social media shows it has monopoly on censorship

Monday, October 19, 2020
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Facebook usersConservative media critics are accusing Big Social of going overtly political last week, censoring stories published by The New York Post that alleged Joe Biden's son Hunter peddled influence with his father and made the pair millions of dollars in the process.

Both Facebook and Twitter jumped all over the stories published by the Post alleging that Hunter Biden wielded influence and money on his father's name and position as vice-president.

The reporting even hinted that the elder Biden himself was making money off his son's questionable business dealings.

Facebook throttled the stories' distribution and Twitter flat-out banned them, and the companies said they didn't want to be part of influencing the upcoming election.

According to talk show host Jeff Crank, says that's exactly what they were doing.

“Whether something's true or not is irrelevant,” he tells OneNewsNow. “The question is whether you believe the American people are smart enough to tell the difference.”

One example is the Russian dossier that was used to go after President Trump, he says, and Crank joined many others in suspecting it wasn’t true.

“But I never called for its censorship,” he says. 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that his company's reaction was a mistake but the changes he implemented didn't really change a whole lot.

Joe Biden & Donald Trump“People need to understand that Twitter and Facebook are literally just trying to let us see and hear what they want us to see and hear,” Crank warns. “And the best solution to that is for people to just stop using their platform and they'll get the message.”

Sure, that is a tall order but Crank says it’s easier if you picture a state-owned, Chinese Communist newspaper that was tasked solely with disseminating information.

“That's essentially where we are,” he says.

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