The once-gradual tidal shifts of culture have been catalyzed by the advent of social media, undoubtedly, but questions remain regarding who is changing the rules and why.
We have unwillingly allowed a small handful of internet gatekeepers to consolidate power, and take a stranglehold on the First Amendment. Companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook have become monopolistic in nature – so much so that all fifty US states are addressing antitrust concerns related to their social media smothering.
These corporations are beholden to the same media magnates as the mainstream “news” networks and, as such, tend to adhere to the same liberal ideologies.
On the subject of immigration, that means that stating the facts is verboten.
Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza, who heads the Angel Families organization, has had her posts raising awareness about illegal immigrant crime removed from Facebook as “hate speech.”
Mendoza’s son, 32-year-old police officer Brandon Mendoza, was killed in May 2014 by a drunk illegal alien who was driving the wrong way down a highway in Mesa, Arizona.
This week, Mendoza had two of her Facebook posts from her personal page removed, with the tech platform claiming that she had violated the “Community Standards on hate speech.”
The posts raised awareness about illegal immigrant crime and its impact on Americans. One post simply directly quoted from a Breitbart News article about the suffering Angel Families have had to endure after losing loved ones to illegal immigration.
Facebook is also waging a fiscal war against Mendoza and her charity.
Likewise, Mendoza said Facebook temporarily blocked her from posting to the nonprofit Angel Families organization’s page, a group that helps provide support for the family and friends of Americans and legal immigrants killed and murdered by illegal aliens.
Facebook permanently removed the donation button from the Angel Families Facebook page, according to Mendoza, which would allow Facebook users to donate to the nonprofit through the platform. Mendoza told Breitbart News that Facebook justified the removal of the donation button by saying she had “violated their community guidelines more than once.”
Free speech has not been Facebook’s strong suit in recent years, a reality that has drawn the ire of patriots everywhere.
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