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Conservatives Condemn Facebook's Failure to Address Censorship Concerns

By 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

Founder

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

Co-Chair

Women for Trump

 

Charlie Copeland

President

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

 

Frank Lasée

President

The Heartland Institute

 

Tim Wildmon

President

American Family Association

 

William A. Donohue, Ph.D.

President

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

 

Lewis K. Uhler

Founder and President

National Tax Limitation Committee

 

Joseph R. Gregory

Owner

Gregory Management Company, LLC

 

C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property. Inc.

 

David Kupelian

Vice President and Managing Editor

WND

 

Richard A. Viguerie

Chairman

ConservativeHQ.com

 

Rod Martin

Founder and CEO

The Martin Organization

 

Austin Ruse

President

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

Publisher

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

President

Louisiana Family Forum

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