Big Tech is getting bolder in its attempts to silence counter-narrative voices.
With each passing day another conservative is censored or banned on social media.
And Fox News’ Brit Hume just hammered Facebook for one jaw-dropping censorship case.
Fox News host Brit Hume was fuming mad when he learned that children’s books written by conservative writer Bethany Mandel were censored on Facebook.
Mandel posted a thread on Twitter explaining that books about Amy Coney Barrett, Ronald Reagan, and Thomas Sowell were blocked from advertising on the platform.
Thread: My new children's book publishing company, @HeroesOfLiberty, was dealt a real blow going into the New Year, when we were banned by Facebook. We’re a new literary start-up that publishes quality illustrated biographies of great Americans. https://t.co/V4tTEfQbAC
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) January 3, 2022
That set off Hume, who tore into Facebook.
The platform has become notorious for censorship over the past five years ever since Democrats blamed the platform for Donald Trump’s election in 2016.
This is sickening. The books were about Ronald Reagan, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Sowell. Facebook blocked ads for them claiming they violate a policy against "low-quality or disruptive" content. What bullsh*t. https://t.co/rmCVbpgHZf
— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 4, 2022
Facebook Communications Director Andy Stone said the censorship was done in error and the mistake was corrected, but these “errors” happen way too often, and they only happen in one direction.
Stone is the same executive who openly admitted to slowing the dissemination of the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell” exposé from The New York Post.
Widespread media censorship of that story likely cost Donald Trump re-election.
Right-wingers and counter-narrative liberals have to walk a tightrope at all times.
Heritage Foundation alum Ryan Anderson had his book “When Harry Became Sally,” an examination of the radical transgenderism movement, banned from Amazon.
Wall Street Journal contributor Abigail Shrier had her book “Irreversible Damage,” which dealt with similar subject matter, blocked from advertising on Amazon.
There is only one approved establishment message, and everything else runs the risk of being censored.
If Mandel and Hume had not raised such a big stink, her books would likely still be banned on Facebook.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.