On Tuesday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, prominent online conservative and moderate voices impacted by social media bias, shadow banning and other methods meant to silence voices and limit readers and viewers access to information, will gather at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to discuss social media neutrality and the fight for online diversity, the Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft said.
According to Hoft:
A Harvard University study published on August 16, 2017, analyzed both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 election cycle. The study clearly shows that modern conservatives in America today have wholeheartedly rejected the liberal mainstream media. The 2016 election cycle was the first election cycle where conservatives used alternative media news sources to gather information rather than turning to traditional mainstream outlets. Conservative Americans abandoned the mainstream media in 2016 and will not be returning anytime soon. This paradigm shift forced left-wing tech-giants to take action.
Tech giants today understand they have the ability to influence what information consumers see through their complex, and non-public, algorithms. Often this power is abused. Several conservative outlets, and countless individuals have been targeted, shadow-banned, and silenced by these tech giants. By silencing these voices, big-tech is limiting information available to the American public and is a direct assault on First Amendment rights.
Hoft said panelists will include himself, Pamela Geller of The Geller Report, Margaret Howell of Rightside Broadcasting, Oleg Atbashian from The People’s Cube, tech entrepreneur Marlene Jaeckel and special video remarks by Michelle Malkin and James O’Keefe.
“Panelists will discuss their experiences with social media targeting, the impact it has on the American public and the chilling effect on free speech,” he added.
A Facebook event has been set up for the gathering, and Hoft says the panel discussion will be live-streamed.
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