MRC's Bozell: Tech Giant Censorship Is Worst in The 'History of Man'

In a Monday appearance on Fox News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle, MRC founder and president Brent Bozell ripped into the liberal tech giants for censoring conservative thought on their social media platforms. “This is emerging, the greatest censorship of free speech worldwide in the history of man,” he exclaimed, referring to the findings of the blockbuster study conducted by the MRC’s Ashley Rae Goldenberg and Dan Gainor.

Ingraham highlighted the study during her “Defending the First” segment “where we expose the enemies of the First Amendment, free expression, and free thought.” Pulling findings from the study, she noted:

Among the findings, claims from former employees that Facebook hides conservative content from the trending section, were backed up by a detailed study. Google, YouTube, and Twitter partner with leftist groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, that hate conservatives. And check this out. Of the 25 members on the panel that guides Twitter's policies, 12 are liberals and there is only one conservative. I can't believe there is one.

“It’s 50 pages documenting what conservatives have been suggesting has been happening. This is -- it sounds hyperbolic, but Laura, this is true,” Bozell explained. “This is emerging, the greatest censorship of free speech worldwide in the history of man. Now let me explain this. The left is on a jihad against conservative thought.”

 

 

Bozell pointed out that the liberal jihad was “happening in academia, in entertainment, in business, religion, everywhere…Now they’re going to the social media giants. These social media giants have audiences of the billions.”

“And what we’ve shown in this massive report is whether it is Facebook, or Twitter, or Google, or YouTube, they are all employing different tactics to go against conservatives,” he added.

As for a solution to the problem, Bozell suggested:

Well, the first thing you have to do is recognize what is going on right now. Jack Dorsey is the CEO of Twitter. He put these things in the right perspective. Just recently, he was promoted -- he promoted an article that calls for the destruction of the conservative movement. Promoted!

(…)

It's not just happening in the United States it’s all over the world that the left is militant. Conservatives have to recognize this and conservatives have to start looking for new homes.

An exclusive summary of the MRC’s censorship report can be found here.

The relevant portion of the transcript is below, click "expand" to read: 

 

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Fox News Channel's The Ingraham Angle
April 16, 2018
10:34:48 PM Eastern

LAURA INGRAHAM: Time now for “Defending the First” series where we expose the enemies of the First Amendment, free expression, and free thought. The Media Research Center released this devastating report today documenting the censorship of conservative speech by silicon valley's tolerant tech giants.

Among the findings, claims from former employees that Facebook hides conservative content from the trending section, were backed up by a detailed study. Google, YouTube, and Twitter partner with leftist groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, that hate conservatives. And check this out. Of the 25 members on the panel that guides Twitter's policies, 12 are liberals and there is only one conservative. I can't believe there is one.

Shocking but not surprising, is that? For more details, we are joined by Brent Bozell, founder of the very important indispensable Media Research Center. Brent first of all, It is great to have you. First appearance on the show, man! Where have you been? Tell us what you found.

BRENT BOZELL: Well, it’s a massive study done by my colleagues Dan Gainor and Ashley Goldenberg. It’s 50 pages documenting what conservatives have been suggesting has been happening. This is -- it sounds hyperbolic, but Laura, this is true.

This is emerging, the greatest censorship of free speech worldwide in the history of man. Now let me explain this. The left is on a jihad against conservative thought. It's happening in academia, in entertainment, in business, religion, everywhere. Everywhere, where they are attacking they’re suppressing conservative thought. Now they’re going to the social media giants. These social media giants have audiences of the billions.

And what we’ve shown in this massive report is whether it is Facebook, or Twitter, or Google, or YouTube, they are all employing different tactics to go against conservatives.

(…)

INGRAHAM: They want to silence. But with the power of high tech Brent, what can we, the consumers of information and others watching, what can they do?

BOZELL: Well, the first thing you have to do is recognize what is going on right now. Jack Dorsey is the CEO of Twitter. He put these things in the right perspective. Just recently, he was promoted -- he promoted an article that calls for the destruction of the conservative movement. Promoted!

INGRAHAM: Yeah, he retweeted it.

BOZELL: It's not just happening in the United States it’s all over the world that the left is militant. Conservatives have to recognize this and conservatives have to start looking for new homes.

(…)


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