Conservative Leaders Reject Facebook’s ‘Insulting’ Response to Bias Concerns

August 22nd, 2019 2:33 PM

On Thursday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and more than 20 conservative leaders released a statement rejecting Facebook’s “insulting” response to specific examples of bias. They declared, “No conservative leader or organization should accept this as a legitimate response to the undeniable issues we have raised.” 

Many of those signing the statement belong to the Free Speech Alliance, a group of nearly 60 organizations, led by the Media Research Center (MRC), dedicated to combating the censorship of conservatives online.  

The statement and list of signatories is below: 

Former Sen. Jon Kyl’s audit investigating Facebook’s anti-conservative bias is not only disappointing, it completely fails to address the many concerns and specific examples of bias raised by the conservative movement. Kyl spent more than a year hearing the concerns of reportedly 130 conservative groups, and in turn, shockingly left us with a hollow report devoid of substantive policy proposals. This audit is exactly the opposite of what conservatives were hoping for.
Facebook has listened to the conservative movement’s complaints and in response has invited us to pound sand. It’s insulting but unsurprising. Unfortunately, this is how Facebook routinely responds to criticism.

No conservative leader or organization should accept this as a legitimate response to the undeniable issues we have raised. This is purely another superficial attempt by Facebook to placate conservatives with empty promises.


L. Brent Bozell

Founder and President

Media Research Center

Christie-Lee McNally


Free Our Internet & Raven Strategies

Elaine Donnelly

Founder and President

Center for Military Readiness

Justin Danhof

General Counsel

National Center for Public Policy Research

Sandy Rios

Governmental Affairs Director

American Family Radio

Amy Kremer


Women for Trump

Charlie Copeland


Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Frank Lasée


The Heartland Institute

Tim Wildmon


American Family Association

William A. Donohue, Ph.D.


Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

Lewis K. Uhler

Founder and President

National Tax Limitation Committee

Joseph R. Gregory


Gregory Management Company, LLC

C. Preston Noell III


Tradition, Family, Property. Inc.

David Kupelian

Vice President and Managing Editor


Richard A. Viguerie


Rod Martin

Founder and CEO

The Martin Organization

Austin Ruse


Center for Family and Human Rights

Allen West

Senior Fellow

Media Research Center

Lady Brigitte Gabriel

Founder and Chairman

Act for America

Everett Piper, PhD.

Former President, Author and Columnist

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Floyd Brown


The Western Journal

The Honorable Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.

Member of Congress, 2011-2017

1st District of Kansas

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. 

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

The American Spectator


Randy Long


Long Business Advisors, LLC.


Jenny Beth Martin

Honorary Chairman 

Tea Party Patriots Action


Gene Mills


Louisiana Family Forum


The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor