WATCH: TGP’s Jim Hoft Calls For Others To Speak “Truth To Power” Against Silicon Valley At The Social Media Neutrality Panel

The Social Media Neutrality Panel was held yesterday at the Newseum in Washington DC.

The panel included testimony from Jim Hoft of The Gateway PunditPamela Geller of The Geller ReportMargaret Howell of Rightside BroadcastingOleg Atbashian from The People’s Cube, tech entrepreneur Marlene Jaeckel. Topics all involved the current tech climate, social media bias, shadow banning and other methods meant to silence voices and limit readers and viewers access to information.

Jim Hoft is the founder and Editor of The Gateway Pundit, a prominent conservative website based out of St. Louis, Missouri.  The Gateway Pundit was listed as the fourth most influential conservative news source by Harvard University and the Columbia Journalism Review in the 2016 presidential election.  The Gateway Pundit has grown from 2 readers a day at its founding in 2004 to over a million page views a day and reporters across the globe.

In Hoft’s statement, he discusses how despite Columbia Journalism Review and Harvard ranking Gateway Pundit as the “fourth most influential” news site during the 2016 elections, tech giants such as Google and Facebook continue to blacklist the site and limit the spread of articles through features like “sharing”.

In a recent example, Hoft outlines how a completely factual Gateway Pundit report written by Cassandra Fairbanks about Black Lives Matter targeting the Super Bowl was flagged by a Facebook “fact checker” who claimed the story was fake news and hid the story from their platform. Well, Black Lives Matter DID, in fact, target the Super Bowl and shut down multiple rail lines which is now widely documented. With this as one of many examples,  Hoft outlines how we need to “speak truth to power” in a climate where Silicon Valley is run by far leftists who control nearly all our means of news and communication flow.

Watch Hoft’s entire statement below:

Video credit: Breitbart.com

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