Conservatives Condemn Facebook's Failure to Address Censorship Concerns

Craig Bannister | August 22, 2019 | 2:34pm EDT
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Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell has joined more than twenty conservative leaders issuing a statement condemning Facebook’s failure to address conservatives’ concerns that the social media giant is censoring their content.

On Thursday, Bozell, along with fellow members of MRC’s Free Speech Alliance and other prominent conservatives, issued the following statement denouncing both Facebook’s treatment of conservatives and former Sen. Jon Kyle’s impotent audit of Facebook’s practices:

Former Sen. Jon Kyl’s audit investigating Facebook’s anti-conservative bias is not only disappointing, it completely fails to address the many concerns and specific examples of bias raised by the conservative movement. Kyl spent more than a year hearing the concerns of reportedly 130 conservative groups, and in turn, shockingly left us with a hollow report devoid of substantive policy proposals. This audit is exactly the opposite of what conservatives were hoping for.

Facebook has listened to the conservative movement’s complaints and in response has invited us to pound sand. It’s insulting but unsurprising. Unfortunately, this is how Facebook routinely responds to criticism.

No conservative leader or organization should accept this as a legitimate response to the undeniable issues we have raised. This is purely another superficial attempt by Facebook to placate conservatives with empty promises.

L. Brent Bozell

Founder and President

Media Research Center


Christie-Lee McNally


Free Our Internet & Raven Strategies


Elaine Donnelly

Founder and President

Center for Military Readiness


Justin Danhof

General Counsel

National Center for Public Policy Research


Sandy Rios

Governmental Affairs Director

American Family Radio


Amy Kremer


Women for Trump


Charlie Copeland


Intercollegiate Studies Institute


Frank Lasée


The Heartland Institute


Tim Wildmon


American Family Association


William A. Donohue, Ph.D.


Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights


Lewis K. Uhler

Founder and President

National Tax Limitation Committee


Joseph R. Gregory


Gregory Management Company, LLC


C. Preston Noell III


Tradition, Family, Property. Inc.


David Kupelian

Vice President and Managing Editor



Richard A. Viguerie



Rod Martin

Founder and CEO

The Martin Organization


Austin Ruse


Center for Family and Human Rights


Allen West

Senior Fellow

Media Research Center


Lady Brigitte Gabriel

Founder and Chairman

Act for America


Everett Piper, PhD.

Former President, Author and Columnist

Oklahoma Wesleyan University


Floyd Brown


The Western Journal


The Honorable Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.

Member of Congress, 2011-2017

1st District of Kansas


R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

The American Spectator


Jenny Beth Martin

Honorary Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Action


Gene Mills


Louisiana Family Forum

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