Is It Time to Quit Facebook?

Is It Time to Quit Facebook
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We’ve witnessed how the media giants lord over users in censoring posts that are not in favor of their narrative.

Facebook has once again proven to be a left-leaning social platform in its latest blunder when it shut down an advertisement account for the Georgia Battleground Fund. The ad aims to raise funds to fuel the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the GOP campaigns of incumbents Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler only days before the Georgia runoff elections on January 5.

Facebook claims the campaign allegedly violated the platform’s Unacceptable Business Practices Policy.

“We don’t promote products, services, schemes or offers using deceptive or misleading practices, including those meant to scam people out of money or personal information,” read a warning on the account’s dashboard.

Yet, in an updated report, a Facebook spokesperson claims that the account was taken down due to an automated error and has apparently been restored. But who would really know?

On Friday, NRSC tweeted, “Big Tech is at it again,” and advise followers to visit the fund’s webpage and help the Republican Party to fight back.

“This is unacceptable with only 4 days to Election Day.”

“You literally just overrode the veto on 230, and you’re going to tweet this?” Jack Posobiec of One America News commented. He was referring to the New Year’s Day 81-to-13 Senate vote to overturn President Trump’s veto.

The president has called to reform the Communications Decency Act Section 230. An executive order was signed to curtail the federal act on May 28, which challenged a law that protects the tech giants such as Facebook from being held liable for uploading their users’ uploaded contents.

Initially passed in 1996 to help the internet flourish when the digital age was beginning, the law was designed to help the companies avoid being treated as publishers.

Social media sites are allowed to moderate content by removing posts that violate internal standards under Section 230 protection.

However, free speech advocates claim that the law was interpreted in the courts beyond its original intent. Private tech companies have abused power when regulating posts.

Despite President Trump’s opposition to the bill, 322 house representatives, including some loyal Republican members, voted to disregard the president’s veto on the National Defense Authorization Act.

Party officials have fully reached out to the national network of Republican benefactors, digging deep into every donor’s pocket as the party scrambles to guard the Senate majority.

The incoming Georgia runoffs that would decide which party would control the Congress’s upper chamber have become the most expensive races ever.