Must-See: Facebook Chris Hughes Co-Founder Calls for Government to Break Up Social Media Giant (VIDEO)
In 2016 conservative publishers helped push candidate Trump across the finish line with their massive presence on social media.
But that did not happen in 2018.
On the November 2018 election, after the votes were counted and harvested, Democrats took control of the US House of Representatives.
Wealthy suburban voters and women were credited by the media for the 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.
Even Facebook insiders understand that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have become too powerful.
Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, says the company is so big and powerful that it threatens our democracy.
This comes from the co-founder of Facebook. Hughes is a committed leftist and he does not believe the censoring of or the elimination of conservative content is a problem. But Chris does understand the vast amount of power the company holds today.
We can only pray that at some point after losing enough elections Republicans will understand how they let the American people down by not dealing with the Facebook threat sooner.
This is a must-see video.