MSNBC host Kasie Hunt announced her intention to delete her Facebook account on Wednesday, citing a lack of trust in the platform’s ability to protect its users private information.
As Facebook finds itself embroiled in privacy scandals, with revelations this week showing Facebook allowed Netflix and Spotify to read users’ private messages, and news last week that Facebook leaked private photos of up to 6.8 million users to third party app developers, it is facing an exodus of high profile personalities on the left.
“Unfortunately, I simply don’t trust [Facebook] any more,” Hunt wrote, revealing she would be discontinuing use of the platform totally in 2019. ” She also urged her fans to follow her in abandoning the social network.
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) December 19, 2018
“To anyone who uses this as a place to get news, I urge you, DON’T,” she wrote, “It’s bad for your brain, divides you from your neighbors.”
Echoing the sentiments of other celebrities, Hunt concluded that Facebook is “worse for democracy,” and suggested those who use Facebook to become informed instead “read the paper, watch the news, or read” other mainstream websites.
Hunt joins a growing number of prominent leftists who are deleting their Facebook accounts amid privacy controversies and left wing accusations that Russian actors used the platform to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Yesterday Cher, pop icon and noted critic of President Donald Trump, announced she would delete her Facebook account and stop using Google, blaming the platforms’ pursuit of profit for the results of the 2016 election, and stating that the companies “might as well be conspiring with Russia to destroy our democracy.”
Struggling to please everyone, left wing criticism over privacy and Russian meddling concerns continues to ramp up for Facebook, even as conservative legislators in the Freedom Caucus grill top executives and begin to consider regulating the Big Tech platforms.
Curt Schilling Reveals that AIG Canceled His Insurance Over His Social Media
The woke purges are only beginning.
On January 12, 2021, former all-star pitcher and now-conservative commentator Curt Schilling announced that AIG canceled his insurance policy over his “social media profile.”
“We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my ‘Social Media profile’,” Schilling said in a Tweet.
We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my "Social Media profile"
— President Elect Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) January 13, 2021
“The agent told us it was a decision made by and with their PR department in conjunction with management,” he continued.
Social media censorship has become normalized over the last four years. Now, however, this kind of corporate policing is being extended to people’s ability to do banking. Paul Joseph Watson of Summit News observed the following:
While innumerable Trump supporters have lost their Twitter and Facebook accounts due to social media censorship and cancel culture, cases of individuals being cut off by banks and other financial services are now growing too.
The logic of corporate America’s woke crusade is to change people’s behavior by censoring social media activity. In addition, corporate entities will cut off people from basic services to make their lives miserable simply for dissenting against the regime’s official narrative.
Republicans will have to stop worshiping corporations and rethink some of their economic policies. Corporations have too much power in America and are clearly not on the side of the Right. The refusal to recognize this new reality will lead to continued defeats for the Right. It’s time to adapt.
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