A new study finds that Big Tech quashes the free speech of Republicans far more than they punish Democrats for supposedly violating company speech standards.
Social media companies overwhelmingly stamp out the free speech of Republicans by a rate of 54 to 1, according to the Media Research Center.
“That censorship was aimed at Republicans in both the House and Senate and was especially prevalent in stories about COVID-19 or the 2020 election. Twitter just underscored that point when it censored Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) for a tweet about natural immunity and vaccine mandates. These results were based on analysis by the MRC’s CensorTrack.org database team of the last two congressional delegations,” the MRC wrote.
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According to The Federalist, Sen. Johnson’s YouTube account was suspended for one week, and the video deleted. The video was of a speech Johnson gave about “bureaucrats in the Trump and Biden administrations … ‘not only ignoring but working against robust research [on] the use of cheap, generic drugs to be repurposed for early treatment of COVID,'” wrote The Federalist.
Paul posted a video of an interview he did with Newsmax where he criticized the contradictions pushed by chief medical advisor to the president Dr. Anthony Fauci. YouTube took it down. Paul described the action as “very dangerous,” but the senator later called the incident a “badge of honor.”
Paul created a response video also. YouTube not only took it down, but it suspended his account for seven days.
Social media sites were just as rough on Republican House members. Massie was the latest example. Twitter censored him for a tweet making a point about “natural immunity” and vaccine mandates. He asked, “Should employers be able to discriminate against those who don’t have natural immunity even if they’re vaccinated?”
Twitter retaliated and put its most restrictive warning label on the tweet, branding it as “Misleading,” and preventing it from being liked, shared, retweeted or replied to. Even quote tweets forced users to click through another warning label to access the content. The “Misleading” label said, “Learn why health officials recommend a vaccine for most people,” and linked to a Twitter generated page titled “COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective at preventing serious illness and death.”
Above are but a few examples. The MRC has literally dozens of examples in it report.
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