Social media companies went all-in political on the side of the liberals. They started censoring any kind of right-wing speech. I left blogger.com because I didn’t want my blog to disappear over “hate speech”. Google execs literally cried when Hillary lost. The Facebook last-boss-before-the-endboss Sheryl Sandberg wrote an adoring e-mail to John Podesta, which of course found its way to wikileaks.
Such partisanship, such open support of a political agenda gained the favors and unconditional support of the politicians on the left.
Their stocks are crumbling as investors see how not just the right, but also the left hates them.
How could die-hard lefties who worked day and night to censor the right became targets of the left?! To understand that, you must accept the obvious, that leftist ideas are coming top-down from liberal academia, think tanks and media. It’s not like “fat acceptance” came after long marches of fat people (if they had marched, they would have lost weight), mostly thin lefty academics made this nonsense up. Similarly most of the hateful statements about white people come from white liberal lunatics and not from people of color who were wronged by white people.
This is the opposite of what we see among conservatives, where the base is more right-wing and the elites are moderate. Why is it important? Because it means that left-wing voters appear as “hateful racist, sexist xenophobes” compared to the left-wing talking heads. And it’s voters who speak on social media. Ergo, it doesn’t matter how many right-wingers Facebook bans, the content on Facebook will stay “hate speech”. Even if Facebook bans everyone but card-holding leftist party members, the discussion will be less lefty than in the leftist media.
The social media companies painted themselves into the corner. They gained the hate of the right for censoring them, and they gained the hate of the far-left for not censoring the centrists and the center-leftists. Besides banning everyone but journalists inside Slate, Vox, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, New York Times, MSNBC, CNN and so on, they will always be viewed as a hive of fascism by the mentioned journalists and other lefty talking heads.
The zealot can never be satisfied by anything but complete purity. The Google exec who literally cried when Trump won is a heretic: a white supremacist, menspreading Nazi according to those who babble about intersectional feminism. The only chance the social media companies had (I doubt if they still have it) is going all-in free speech and hope that the right wing will protect them from the lefty zealots.
Fun fact. When social media companies deleted and demonetized hundreds of thousands of right wing accounts in their futile attempt to stop the conservatives, which one of the victims did the cliche redneck thing and grabbed his gun to shot up their offices? Yep, a vegan immigrant woman of color did it who somehow got flagged and demonetized. You can’t make this up.
PS: to avoid being demonetized and banned, I hereby prove that I’m anti-gun: