Twitter may soon face national security review from the Biden administration. This move is both expected and troubling.
By James O’Keefe
The following account is based primarily on information that my sources have given me over the past year–information that you can take to be true, that is. In other words, it is a rumor that requires verification by “good people.”
In recent months, Facebook has become a central organizing hub for the alt-right/white supremacist movement that has grown in popularity over the past two years. These organizations, based in all but name in the United States, have raised millions of dollars for their cause. Some have even received federal funding, including the largest group, the American Freedom Party, which has received millions from the Department of Homeland Security.
In the summer of 2017, the Anti-Defamation League published a startling report detailing the rise of Facebook’s role in facilitating white supremacist activities and its failure to do anything to prevent this, while at the same time using its technology to censor and manipulate conservatives. The report revealed a network of more than 600 white supremacist groups with a combined total of more than 1 million Facebook “likes.”
The ADL report also detailed the extent to which these organizations received federal funding even as Facebook used its platform to suppress opposing viewpoints.
In recent months, Facebook’s role in fostering hate has grown into a national security issue. The Senate Intelligence Committee is considering legislation that would require the social media giant to publicly identify accounts that promote white supremacist and neo-Nazi ideology, as well as hate and violence related to abortion and “gay rights.”
On July 16, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a long-time critic of Facebook’s censorship practices and a man who has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate in the 2018 election, put forward the Stop Infringing Hate Act in the Senate. The legislation calls for Facebook to reveal “how it identifies and removes” anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant