Facebook Removes ‘Bikers for America’ Page in Ongoing Purge of Grassroots Conservatives
Facebook has unpublished the “Bikers for America” page, citing alleged scam concerns as an excuse to remove the popular patriotic page from their social media platform.
The group made the announcement in a Twitter post on Sunday:
They are considering legal action as well as planning a rally in favor of free speech against Big Tech monopoly platforms at war with the 1st Amendment.
We can organize a rally but it doesn’t necessarily have to be all bikers! Patriots for free speech! And hit all of them FB, T and google! These tech people think that America is stupid and we will roll over and play dead! A show of solidarity bring attention!
— Bikers for America (@Bikeramerica) October 21, 2019
Facebook performed similar censorship actions last month against LiveAction, a pro-life media organization, for publishing the truth about abortion:
Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Braun issued a scathing letter to Facebook on Wednesday, calling them out for their anti-Christian censorship against the pro-life activists at LiveAction.
“Your company, like Twitter, Google, Pinterest and so many of the other major social media firms in Silicon Valley, has repeatedly been presented with evidence of bias against those with conservative viewpoints, especially on the issue of abortion,” states the letter, which is addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The Senators and the primary victim of Facebook’s censorship campaign, Live Action President Lila Rose, demanded that the social media provider reverse their arbitrary distinction of “fake news” and issue an apology.
“The platform should be a place for the free exchange of ideas, not one where only pro-abortion arguments are allowed. Live Action has asked Facebook to rectify this situation by rescinding their fact-check, sending a new notification to all users about the change, and apologizing, as well as reforming their “fact-check” process,” Rose wrote…
Previously, LiveAction received a demerit from the Big Tech monopoly platform despite the fact that they accurately reported on the Dublin Declaration, a document signed by over 1,000 OB-GYNs, doctors and other healthcare experts proclaiming that abortion is never a medically necessary procedure.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has resorted to currying favor with right-wing voices, hosting a series of dinner summits with many conservatives who have large followings.
Zuckerberg’s lobbying campaign is already paying off, as ‘Never Trump’ neoconservative Ben Shapiro is already publishing pro-Facebook propaganda on his Daily Wire blog:
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gave a defiant speech on Thursday in which he highlighted the importance of free speech in response to critics’ demands for heightened content auditing amid the 2020 presidential election cycle.
“I’ve focused on building services to do two things: give people voice and bring people together,” Zuckerberg said while addressing a crowd at Georgetown University. “These two simple ideas — voice and inclusion — go hand in hand.”
“We’ve seen this throughout history, even if it doesn’t feel that way today. More people being able to share their perspectives has always been necessary to build a more inclusive society,” he continued. “And our mutual commitment to each other — that we hold each others’ right to express our views and be heard above our own desire to always get the outcomes we want — is how we make progress together.” …
He further expressed his pride in representing a company which values the American tradition of free expression, but noted that free speech is also not absolute, especially when that freedom infringes on another individual’s rights. He also examined some of the difficulties in determining what should constitute acceptable speech on the social media platform.
“The future depends on all of us. Whether you like Facebook or not, we need to recognize what is at stake and come together to stand for free expression at this critical moment,” Zuckerberg said. “I believe in giving people a voice because, at the end of the day, I believe in people.”
“And as long as enough of us keep fighting for this, I believe that more people’s voices will eventually help us work through these issues together and write a new chapter in our history — where from all of our individual voices and perspectives, we can bring the world closer together,” he added.
Despite Zuckerberg’s hollow lip service, Facebook’s actions against the “Bikers for Trump” page shows that they have not turned over a new leaf. They are simply trying to cloak their war against conservative speech, so they can effectively censor pro-Trump voices heading into next year’s presidential election.