Craig Andresen

Facebook’s Anti Social Assault on Conservatives

By Craig Andresen on January 7, 2013 at 6:05 am

Facebook, as social media goes, has become decidedly ANTI social.

Not for all who use it but for those of us with a clear conservative leaning, Facebook has become the place where we’re NOT allowed to friend who we want, NOT allowed to share WHERE we want and NOT allowed to POST what we want.

It’s been getting way, WAY out of hand since socialists started openly talking about banning the 2nd Amendment after Sandy Hook, the “deal” on taxes and now, calls for unlimited presidential terms.

For instance, Facebook will “tell” you “Here is someone you might like to friend.”

So, you send that person a friend request and then, Facebook tells you…”You don’t have permission” to send that person a friend request” and because you DID, Facebook blocks you from sending any MORE friend requests for 30 days.

BUT THEY TOLD YOU THAT YOU SHOULD SEND THAT PERSON A REQUEST!!!

As a conservative, I belong to about 125 conservative groups on Facebook.

Facebook ALLOWED me to belong to these groups and the vast majority OF them ASKED me to join because they WANTED to see my articles daily.

For more than a year and a half, I have posted my article in each of them, every day…no problem.

NOW…All of a sudden…If I post an article link in 10 of them…I get a WARNING that…I’M GOING TOO FAST AND I MUST SLOW DOWN.”

If I don’t heed the warning, as many, MANY of my conservative fellow bloggers have discovered…BLOCKED FROM POSTING FOR 2 DAYS!!!

As socialists get more vocal about eliminating our rights and conservatives get more vocal about PRESERVING our rights, Facebook has become more and more ABUSIVE towards conservatives.

Conservatives only?

Yes.

Last week, the Examiner was alerted to the issue and THEY decided to test it out.

The Examiner tried posting an article to several groups.

THEY got the warning. Going too fast…

They then waited for 30 minutes and tried to post again.

That’s when the Examiner got THEIR 2 day ban.

So what did the Examiner do NEXT? Well, they went looking for LIBERAL bloggers and LIBERAL posters complaining of the same issue.

CONSERVATIVES were LIGHTING UP Facebook with WTH? WTF? BANNED???

But liberals?

Nothing. No complaints from the liberals.

NONE!!!

What does THAT tell you?

Clearly, Facebook can do what they want. It’s Facebook. They can move the goal posts just like the Emperor. They can and do make their own rules and are actively trying to make it as difficult for conservatives to share ideas and communicate as possible but…

We, as conservatives, DON’T have to TAKE it.

Wouldn’t it be nice though, if conservatives had a social media outlet that DIDN’T ban or block them for being…social on social media?

Indeed there are other venues. Several of them.

I want to tell you about 1 in particular.

“Tea Party Community.”

I became a TPC Member in late November at the suggestion of a Facebook friend.

TPC is set up as close to the Facebook format as any site I’ve seen.

It’s easy to use and it does, in fact, offer MORE than Facebook because it has been set up as a venue FOR Conservatives.

On TPC, “PAGES” offer the “group” meeting places and just like on the now ANTI social FB, Any TPC Member can start a page.

TPC is where we conservatives can “friend” as many people as we want.

WHAT??? Nobody tells you that you, at some point, have ENOUGH friends or that you’re being TOO friendly?

Nope. Not at TPC.

If you’re a conservative blogger…post away. Post your links, post in pages…shoot…Create your OWN blog right on TPC.

You can’t do THAT on FB.

TPC has polls, petitions, forums, events, news, quizzes and then some.

I have been using TPC since I signed up in late November by posting there daily and using the blog function but, I wasn’t using it as a main driver for my conservative outreach.

That is now changing.

I have discovered MANY of my conservative Facebook friends on TPC and I have started inviting MY FB friends to come on over.

If there is a drawback to TPC it is this. Tea Party Community does not have the reach or numbers of Facebook.

Not yet.

When I signed up there were some 22,000 TPC Members.

Now, that number is up to almost 25,000.

TPC IS growing and they have Facebook and their FB police to thank for it.

Here’s the difference and I think it’s important.

Where FB has a billion members…You can only be friends with 5,000 of them. Of that 5k…How many are as active as YOU are?

Maybe 10%???

That means, if you are or are becoming a conservative activist, on FB, you’re reaching maybe, at BEST, 500 people every day.

At Tea Party Community…MOST Members are ACTIVE members and as you grow your friend’s list at TPC, Your building it with ACTIVE and ACTIVIST members and remember…There’s no limit to the number of friends you can have at TPC.

You will NOT be warned that you’re posting too fast. You’ll NOT be banned for making friends or ignoring the warnings.

As I said before, there are a number of other good sites as well and I post on several.

Among the other sites I use are Freedom Works, WePloribUS, Web Commentary, Deer Valley Tea Party (A great Arizona Tea Party group kind enough to allow me to use their blog) All Right Magazine and later this week, I will be posting on the Dryer Report. Some are set up like Fb in certain ways, other are just great conservative websites.

While I get nothing from Tea Party Community but hassle-free ability to post, communicate and meet fellow like-minded conservatives, TPC IS the closest thing I have found to Facebook as far as features and usage.

I invite ALL my facebook friends and others to check out Tea Party Community. Sign up. Become a Member. Look me up and also look up The National Patriot on Tea Party Community and help The National Patriot become the FASTEST growing page over there.

Now then…And this is VERY IMPORTANT…If YOU have complaints regarding Facebook and their hassles, banning, blocking and warnings…CALL 650-453-4800 AND PRESS 7 TO MAKE YOUR COMPLAINTS!!! THAT IS A FACEBOOK NUMBER!!!

I won’t be leaving FB but I AM establishing a 2nd home and…

Should I suddenly disappear from FB it won’t be of MY doing but, at least you’ll know where to find me.

At Tea Party Community…Come on over.

Urgent Update!!!

The FB phone number above has NOW been REMOVED!!!

It seems that FB would rather NOT hear from you regarding your issues with THEIR rules.

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11 Responses to “Facebook’s Anti Social Assault on Conservatives”

  1. Dani Sigman Says:

    This started happening to me a couple of days ago when trying to share things…. going to fast, blah blah blah… blocked… I found on the Facebook help page that other people were having the same problem, and I asked them what types of things they posted, and of course some said only animals or whatnot, so not sure what their political affiliation is, but I did suspect that it was of a political nature… I can’t say I am glad that I’m not the only one having this issue, because it shouldn’t be an issue at all, but it sure has curbed my Facebook time and really pisses me off. Social media should be neutral and fair, but that is I guess more of the world peace, rainbows, and unicorns type of thinking, which I try not to do. I’d love to hear from others with this same issue, what they post, when this started happening, and of course any suggestions/ideas to bring more attention to this discrimination and if there is anything that can be done about it. I have joined the other site you mentioned, I guess I may start trying to adapt to it and using it more often.

  2. Mari-Ann Henry Says:

    I appreciate this info and will go check them out. I am dismayed that FB is taking this tack, but have seen it coming in bits and pieces for several years. My concern about joining a social page that is “conservative” only as described here, is how do you plan to expose others and teach others to what is truly going on? I know many “independents” who would never go to a “tea party” web page no matter how I try to teach them that what they believe is, in fact,”tea party philosophy.” How do we explain and illustrate to those who are not tea party conservatives if we only preach to tea party conservatives. As long as you can get the words out (written as beautifully as Craig does) even if its with the headaches of FB censorship, we have to keep trying. If you leave completely, they win.

  3. Luis Gonzalez Says:

    Moving to a conservative social media website is admitting defeat, since it leaves facebook, admittedly the largest such website in the world, controlled by liberals.

    Once that happens, and facebook is populated by liberals and low-information voters, the website becomes a veritable recruiting machine for the Democratic Party.

    That’s the end game, asides from making it appear as if liberal thinking is the majority line of thought in the country by eliminating any opposing views from the site.

    The answer is to “like” liberal groups, then go in and debate them in their own turf.

  4. admin Says:

    Luis,

    It’s not so much a matter of LEAVING FB as it is having a 2nd home. FB is actively trying to block us as it is now. I’m NOT leaving FB but I AM making sure I have another place where my conservative friends can meet without the hassles.

    Craig

  5. BlackConservative Says:

    I experienced a 30 day block for requesting friends Facebook suggested. I’m a member of the Tea Party community and will be inviting all my friends over which amount to about 2000 abandoning the biased socialist democrat party page called Facebook…

  6. Luis Gonzalez Says:

    “I have another place where my conservative friends can meet without the hassles.”

    That’s called an echo chamber.

    Achieving the freedom that we enjoyed costs lives.

    Keeping them is worth the hassles.

    Retreat is no an option.

  7. Barbara Oerum-Kennedy Says:

    I posted a story from TNN about a New Hampshire legislator who wants to put restrictions on the freedoms of conservatives who live in the state. She wants to create an “uncomfortable climate” for conservatives in NH, hoping to drive them out of the state. My comment on the story was, “Is it constitutional for her to do this?” FB would not allow me to post this…I checked my timeline later and my comment had been deleted. Well…is it unconstitutional for FB to do this?? My answer is YES!!

  8. Darrell Russell Says:

    When you take control of the media it must be complete and Face Book reaches a lot of people daily.
    Their are other sources of news but I am not sure how long they will last before they are forced to cease and desist.

  9. dapatriotwench Says:

    Having a second outlet is immensly important. I have been wondering what would happen to us patriots if they restrict our ability to post? I was worried that the friends and compatriots I have found within FB would be deleted or frozen from my access. With TPC, while still in it’s infancy, I am encouraged that information will still be able to be shared WITHOUT restraint, and will keep patriots informed from coast to coast….I am NOT advocating dumping leftist(NEVER call them ‘liberal’, they are nowhere near the definition) outlets, I believe, like the author does, that we NEED more outlets for our exchange of information.

  10. Huapakechi Says:

    Facebook is utilizing the tactics of communism, meaning you have the freedom to speak as long as you say only what is approved by the state.

  11. Wakankiya Says:

    Even the states cannot trump the Constitution, so we certainly should not allow a corporation to do so. Their “terms” should not include censorship except when it comes to things that are illegal, such as child pornography. However, if you have been reading what I have read from conservative publications, FB has ignored such things even after it was brought to their attention.
    Look into the background of the people who are in charge at FB. I have been hoping that truly dedicated Americans would start competing with them and even improve on some of the things that technically are not very good. But, I have the same problem as some of those above. The whole point of freedom of speech is to allow for discourse and hashing out the issues to expand thought, not control it.

    I have liberal friends on FB and there isn’t much back and forth indicating that they do not always see what I have posted. This has been done without me being notified or openly blocked and has happened from the beginning.
    If the TPC website is a place for conservatives to discuss their views on the issues and even HOW to reach people of opposing views that is good, but it doesn’t replace FB. We need a real competitor, that is open and neutral in both name and practice.
    Most of our friends are going to think pretty much like we do, but not all will and done correctly an open discourse does often have the power to change the minds of others. We will never manage to retain our liberty if we don’t.

    Is there a chance that this TPC can split off into an independent corp. with a name that encourages people of all persuasions to participate without being censored (except by the friend or person who is receiving their posts)? Each person can control the content that comes to them such as the “hide” feature, But there shouldn’t even be any person on staff who is reading or monitoring anyone’s posts. (I understand the need for software that will detect illegal and evil things andthen that should be checked if it comes to the attention of the administrators).