Breaking: FTC Chairman Joe Simmons Says He’s Prepared to Break Up Far Left Big Tech Firms
by Jim HoftAugust 13, 2019
In November 2018 The Guardian reported on group of Google employees who published an open letter calling on their employer to cancel its plans to build a censored search engine for China. This was the latest expression of worker unrest at a company that earlier in 2018 saw thousands stage walkouts over its handling of sexual misconduct cases.
The Google employees were very upset that Google’s Project Dragonfly would allow the Chinese government to blacklist certain search terms. The employees said, “Many of us accepted employment at Google with the company’s values in mind… After a year of disappointments … we no longer believe this is the case.”
Just months later it is now obvious that Google, Facebook and Twitter are using their own blacklists of prominent conservatives and their supporters.
If you search Google for prominent conservative voices including: Mike Cernovich, Joe diGenova, Jack Posobiec or Gateway Pundit you will see hit pieces and biased attacks. The Gateway Pundit is one of the largest, most accurate and most influential publishers in the country today. In the last month if you search Google for “Gateway Pundit” the first item that it pulls up is a pdf of Jim Hoft’s speech to Congress. The line item says: “Gateway Pundit – Congressman Steve King”. It is a pdf! We have written hundreds of stories that changed the media narrative in the US and this pdf is the first item the pops up? Most likely it is because some Google jack*ss wanted to link us to Republican Rep. King who the left has smeared as a racist.
You have to go to the fifth item before you can even find a link to our website.
If you are on Facebook You may have noticed you no longer get to choose what you will see or read. Facebook makes that decision for you today. Facebook eliminated over one billion page views to conservative websites after the 2016 election. So if you no longer see articles from your favorite conservative publishers there’s a reason for that.
And thanks to Allum Bokhari at Breitbart News we also know that Facebook has compiled a “hate agents list” of prominent pages to eliminate traffic to the pages. The list includes Candace Owens and Brigitte Gabriel, two popular and prominent conservatives. There is no telling how many more conservatives are on the list but surely it is in the hundreds.
Twitter also has its blacklists to shadow-ban or eliminates prominent conservative voices including President Trump.
In July 2018 we reported that a study by the leftist website VICE News found that Twitter is censoring top pro-Trump lawmakers. Twitter is targeting pro-Trump Republican lawmakers Matt Gaetz, Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and John Ratcliffe with the same shadowbanning technique.
Twitter is also censoring prominent pro-Trump accounts including: Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, Paul Joseph Watson, TGP’s Jim Hoft, TGP’s Cassandra Fairbanks and Laura Loomer among others.
The tech giants are already implementing their Chinese tested blacklists to eliminate conservative voices online. It’s a good thing for them that there is no Republican who really gives a damn about this enough to take any action. Soon it will be too late to reverse this trend.
The Trump administration has repeatedly promised to take action against these far left villains.
On Tuesday the FTC Chairman Joe Simons said that breaking up these powerful far left tech companies may be the right remedy to rein them in and restore competition.
This is long overdue.
U.S. Federal Trade Commission is prepared to break up major technology platforms if necessary by undoing their past mergers, Chairman Joe Simons said on Tuesday in an interview to Bloomberg, as the agency anti-competitive practices in the sector.
Simons said in the interview that breaking up a company is challenging, but could be the right remedy to rein in dominant companies and restore competition.
He is leading a broad review of the technology sector to see whether companies including Facebook Inc are harming competition.
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