There is no denying that mainstream social media has been historically biased against conservatives. Whether it be their use of left-wing “fact-checkers” or their suppression of conservative voices more broadly, it has become a space for leftist thought.
The pinnacle of this bias was seen when, just before the election, outlets like Facebook and Twitter suppressed a story that could have been election swaying. This was, obviously, the New York Post’s report about Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, potentially working with the former Vice President to make deals with the geopolitical enemies of the United States.
There is a good chance this wasn’t an illegal act, but regardless it shows a deeply immoral use of his former position and may have swayed voters away from voting for him.
When mainstream social media went up in arms to suppress this story in an attempt to ensure a Biden presidency, conservatives were rightly frustrated with the tech giants.
People virtually shouted to the sky about the unfairness and suggested a mass move to less biased social media sources like Parler. The problem is, when it was all said and done, Facebook kept its more than 2.7 billion users, twitter its 330 million, while Parler slightly increased its measly user count to a total of 2.5 million.
The one thing that conservatives can consider a win is that the tech moguls were questioned multiple times in front of the senate. I would then pose the question, which party is it that favors Capitol Hill bureaucracy over a grassroots, capitalist movement?
You can complain all you want about Twitter, but they will continue to do as they please until conservatives decide they have had enough. The party that preaches capitalistic ideals can’t stand by their word long enough to download a separate app for interacting with others.
Instead, they would rather keep the little blue bird on their phone just to complain about the little blue bird and cheer when Ted Cruz yells at Jack Dorsey in Washington. It is time conservatives get a grip on what exactly it is they are conserving.