Alex Jones has been banned, the Mind Unleashed disappears, Diamond and Silk got hit…
Will Facebook’s continued purge of dissenting voices on the platform lead to its demise?
Investigative journalist Ben Swann thinks so:
But, maybe the fall of Facebook has been in the cards for a while. Facebook’s own employees now fear that the “golden years are over.”
“There are some who are discouraged,” said one Facebook source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation inside the company. “Facebook has always been the golden child,” they said, adding that employees are reeling from realizing those days are over.
Mark Zuckerberg’s empire is crumbling. Younger users don’t like it, multiple privacy and data breach scandals have eroded trust, and continued bias against conservatives and libertarians continue to turn it into an echo chamber for the left.
Teens and millennials have long shied away from Facebook. The younger generations see the social media behemoth more for their parents and grandparents than for them.
Facebook also made a set of changes to highlight social content over news posts. This elevated the platform to the king of cat videos while quieting debate.
The social media giant’s algorithm was also blamed for hiding content not in-line with progressive ideology, something that has pushed independents, conservatives and libertarians away from the platform.
Not to be outdone, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey walked back a pro-free speech statement Wednesday.
Dorsey had previously said that some conspiracy theorists had not been banned from the platform because they hadn’t broken any rules. After his own employees bashed him for the comment, it appears that he will join Facebook in squelching voices with which the left disagrees.
The largest social media outlets may be free, but they are not “free.”
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