Last Updated on September 25, 2020
The official Facebook page for the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” television show on the Fox News Channel has been struck with multiple censorship protocols by the big tech platform, including a feature that “reduces distribution” for alleged “false news.”
On Thursday, the Tucker Carlson Tonight page posted a screenshot of the notification from Facebook with the caption, “Today’s censorship by Facebook. “Reduced Distribution.” It’s no coincidence that the election is just weeks away.”
The “reduced distribution” restriction comes just 40 days before the November presidential election.
“Your page has reduced distribution and other restrictions because of repeated sharing of false news,” the Facebook notification reads. “People will also be able to see if a Page has a history of sharing false news.”
Big Tech platforms have become increasingly emboldened in their push to remove political content that does not align with Democratic Part orthodoxy content from their users’ newsfeeds. The Tucker Carlson pages on Facebook and Instagram have previously received restrictions after sharing a video of Carlson interviewing a Chinese virologist.
The Twitter account of President Donald Trump has been repeatedly struck with censorship decisions by Twitter staff, with no effective legal pushback from the administration.
Meanwhile, a bail project for Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters was found to have received funding from the #startsmall initiative, which was founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Facebook has launched a campaign to give race-based cash payouts to black social media celebrities, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement:
Facebook has pledged to pay $100 million to black-owned businesses for no reason other than the fact that the shareholders are black, as part of of a broader $1.1 billion race-based payout to “Black and diverse suppliers and communities.”
A $25 million portion of the payout will go to a group Facebook calls “black creators,” as part of a program Facebook describes as “intended to amplify Black voices, and is geared towards Black creators aged 18+ with a minimum of 10,000 followers on Facebook or 10,000 followers on Instagram.”
The requirements for the free cash are listed as “Applicants must be over 18 years of age,” “Applicants must reside in the US,””Applicants must have a valid Facebook or Instagram account with at least 10,000 followers on Facebook app or Instagram,” and “Applicants must be a 51% or more Black-owned business, Black sole proprietor or Black individual creator.”
The program falls under the scope of a massive $1.1 billion race-based financial package by Facebook, which the tech monopoly describes as a way to confront “the reality of violence and injustice which members of the Black community face on a daily basis.”
Black Lives Matter-related issues are integral to the Democrat Party’s 2020 presidential campaign platform.