(Gateway Pundit) – We get these letters at least once a week. I don’t always post them.
Facebook has eliminated traffic to top conservative publishers since the 2016 election.
(I currently know of only three conservative websites that have grown since 2016.)
In 2017, following the presidential election in November 2016, both the “Harvard Berkman Klein Center study and the Columbia Journalism Review study ranked The Gateway Pundit as the fourth most influential conservative publisher of the 2016 election.
So Facebook eliminated traffic to our website just like they did to several others.
But it’s just not the top conservative publishers who are targeted by Facebook, it’s THOUSANDS of smaller publishers and voices who are posting pro-Trump material.
On Saturday we got this letter from MilneNews.com.
Facebook censored MilneNews for posting a pro-Trump meme.
My name is Steve Milne from MilneNews.com. Big fan of your work and website.
I’m emailing you to ask if you could help us in getting our story out about Facebook censoring us. (No obligation at all)
Here’s what happened, Facebook flagged one of our posts as spam. But we only post every hour, in some cases 30mins apart. Facebook’s policy says to post at least 20mins apart to avoid spamming and we have never broken any of their community standard rules or violated any of their policies.
The only reason, if you would call it that, Facebook has given is the post allegedly “goes against our Community Standards on spam.” But they have not elaborated on why this post is “spam.”
This is the meme they called “spam”:
This is the first time we have been flagged for anything and this post was published an hour after the last post put up on our page. It definitely wasn’t a spam post and the post is not offensive or “fake news.” It is just a light-hearted joke that anyone can enjoy.
We are very confused to why this is happening. Also, since this has happened our page reach has dramatically dropped.
As you can see every post now only reaches around 0-13 people and these are posts that have been up for over 15 hours.
We wrote an article about it that explains everything and has screenshots: milnenews.com/2019/08/24/facebook-censors-milne-news-and-kills-reach-on-page-for-no-reason-at-all/
Thank you for taking the time out to read my email. I appreciate your time.
I’m not sure what to do in this situation other than try and get the word out. I have contacted Facebook many times and they STILL have not reviewed that post or put our reach back.
If you have some advice on how I should pursue this I would love to hear it. I’m at a loss right now.
Thank you once again for taking the time out to read this.
How sad. This has happened to THOUSANDS of conservative publishers since 2016.
Hopefully the Trump administration will act before these tech giants silence all.