(Tea Party PAC) – In 2016, the GOP had serious leverage in their social media use. The Trump campaign put the Democrats to shame in the way they rallied voters around our future POTUS and catapulted him to success.
There is also a well-established phenomenon that conservatives simply meme better. Liberals just can’t meme. Conservative memes are better, smarter, funnier, more popular, and go down in the annals of whatever short history of memes there is at this point in time.
Our own president himself is a prolific social media poster, troll, and has excellent taste in memes.
Heck, just this week he sent the left into hysterics after retweeting a hilarious photoshopped image of his head on Rocky Balboa’s body. Ha!
So, Facebook has been working hard to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.
Since 2016, an untold number of conservative outlets have watched their reach plummet if their pages aren’t shut down completely. Facebook’s definition of “hate speech” has been sure to include application to all manner of ideas that offend liberals.
Everything from Bible verses to comments on the mental health of those with gender dysphoria have been banned as “hate speech.”
Now, apparently, pictures of Melania Trump are also considered “hate speech.”
On Friday, Facebook deleted a photo of Melania Trump with this reasoning, if you can call it that.
A woman called Amy in DC posted a warning that she’d received from the massive social network about a photo she’d posted of our beautiful FLOTUS, which called her “Lady MAGA.”
Literally, that was it.
There was absolutely nothing offensive about the photo.
“FB just removed this from a political page I’m co-editor on,” she wrote. “Hard to see the meme another editor shared, but it’s a picture of our First Lady and says ‘You can keep your Lady Gaga, we’ve got Lady MAGA.’”
FB just removed this from a political page I’m co-editor on. Hard to see the meme another editor shared, but it’s a…
“Hate speech? Really?” she added, echoing this writer’s thoughts exactly.
How could Facebook ever hope to claim this isn’t targeted, partisan censorship?! It’s outrageous.
The social media platform is simply trying to eradicate conservative content – however innocuous – from its platform to demoralize conservatives and influence the 2020 election outcome in Democrats’ favor.