Dear @RealDonaldTrump and Chairman @Parscale: You Do Understand Facebook’s Purge of Conservative Content Enabled Democrats to Flip House in 2018, Right?
After the votes were counted and harvested in the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats took control of the US House of Representatives.
Wealthy suburban voters and women were credited by the media for the Democrat Party’s win.
At least 35 Republican lawmakers lost their seats.
Democrats have a huge advantage over Republicans with their partners in the media complex, Hollywood, and academia.
And, unlike 2016, in 2018 Democrats also owed a huge amount of credit to the liberal anti-conservative tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter.
Suburban voters and women no longer were reading conservative articles on Facebook. Facebook eliminated at least 1.5 billion links to conservative articles since 2017. If you add additional websites like The Gateway Pundit, Infowars, Young Cons, Right Wing News, etc. the number tops 2 billion easy. And it likely made a difference in November 2018. 80% of women age 18-49 have Facebook accounts. Many of these women get their news from Facebook. Facebook knows this and eliminated conservative content on their platform so there would be no repeat of 2016.
It’s no secret that the Silicon Valley tech giants discriminate against conservatives and conservative content.
In August President Trump warned Google about it’s biased practices against conservatives and conservative content in their search feature.
Facebook has been eliminating traffic to conservative websites since the 2016 election.
The Gateway Pundit spoke with two of the top conservative publishers in America in 2018.
Floyd Brown is a conservative author, speaker and media commentator. In 2008 Floyd launched Western Journal which quickly became one of the top conservative websites in America. By 2016 Floyd’s organization of Western Journal and other conservative websites under his umbrella had more than a billion page views. Since 2016 Floyd’s organization lost 75% of its Facebook traffic.
Likewise, we spoke with Jared Vallorani from Klicked Media. Jared traveled to Washington DC with The Gateway Pundit and website owners at 100%FedUp in June to discuss Facebook targeting against conservative publishers with Republican lawmakers. Jared told The Gateway Pundit his organization Klicked Media, which hosts over 60 conservative websites, lost 400 million page views from Facebook in the last six months if you compare the traffic to a year ago. Jared said, “We lost 70% to 80% of our traffic if you compare January to May 2017 vs Jan to May 2018.”
If you combine the total number of page-views lost by just these two conservative online publishers you are looking at a loss of over 1.5 billion page-views from Facebook in one year.
The fact that Facebook is targeting conservative publishers should not be a surprise to Gateway Pundit readers.
We have been reporting on this for several months now. In July we released a study where we looked at several top conservative websites and discovered that the publishers had lost an average of 93% of their Facebook traffic.
This is a bloodbath. Facebook has wiped out conservative content to American subscribers.
This influence map below by Columbia Journalism Review shows the top influencers during the 2016 election.
And here is that same map showing the conservative publishers who have been targeted by Facebook since 2017.
Facebook has eliminated content from a vast majority of top conservative publishers since 2017.
In 2016 suburban voters and women would check their Facebook pages and see conservative news. That is no longer the case. And in November these voters chose Democrats.
Facebook continues to wiped out conservative publishers. Americans will no longer see articles from conservative websites even if you follow them.
Facebook took advertising dollars from all of these businesses and then changed their business plan after the 2016 election.
Facebook wants to pretend this was not a political decision. Yet, several top liberal activist groups: Media Matters, Share Blue, CREW and American Bridge, made it a priority in early 2017 to work with the liberal tech giants to undermine President Trump and ensure that liberals gain control of Congress and the presidency in 2020.
The tech giants did just that.