Project Veritas: Facebook Engineers Regularly 'Deboost' Conservative Pages, Including Steven Crowder [VIDEO]
According to this explosive new Project Veritas report, Facebook has various conservative websites marked with the words "deboost." One of them is Steven Crowder's. We'd say we're surprised but we're not. We come in around 3:30, but this whole video needs to be watched. This is why we have #MugClub.
Project Veritas has obtained and published documents and presentation materials from a former Facebook insider. This information describes how Facebook engineers plan and go about policing political speech. Screenshots from a Facebook workstation show the specific technical actions taken against political figures, as well as "[e]xisting strategies" taken to combat political speech.
From Project Veritas:
According to the insider, the documents revealed a routine suppression of the distribution of conservative Facebook pages. The technical action she repeatedly saw, and for which Project Veritas was provided documentation, was labeled ActionDeboostLiveDistribution. Said the insider, “I would see [this term] appear on several different conservative pages. I first noticed it with an account that I can’t remember, but I remember once I started looking at it, I also saw it on Mike Cernovich’s page, saw it on Steven Crowder’s page, as well as the Daily Caller’s page.”
From our Half-Asian Lawyer Bill Richmond:
“Louder With Crowder is investigating the allegations of concealed stream throttling by Facebook. The accusations are deeply troubling given the previously settled dispute with Facebook uncovered by Gizmodo.com, which found the show was targeted by Facebook workers with secret audience restrictions on political grounds alongside other prominent conservative voices.”
Not to speak out of turn. But methinks Facebook is about to get a half-Asian lawyer pitbull knawing on their legs.
This isn't the first time we've run into issues with Facebook censoring us (see Former Facebook Employees SPECIFICALLY NAME ‘Steven Crowder’ As Blacklisted News Site and Steven Crowder Officially Files Legal Motion Against Facebook Requesting Information).
We'll keep you updated as we learn more. But if what James O'Keefe has found is true, Facebook and "Big Social" really are targeting conservatives, and that should have us all concerned.