Social Media Giants Continue Harassment of Small Conservatives Businesses – Is there a Lawyer in the house?

You hear conservatives screaming that social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are treating them unfairly… first off—it’s true.

Now I can only attest to what I personally witness.  But in the past 5 months, I’ve been the subjected to the bully tactics of all three of the major players— Facebook, Twitter AND YouTube.  Screenshots of all follow.

And this is not about ‘free speech’ (free speech does not apply to privately owned entities) this is about manipulation of the marketplace.  

The most recent ->  YouTube is warning viewers that visiting my website may be unsafe— implying ‘Inappropriate Content” without providing ANY specifics.  And there is no appeal process.  They use the phrase “MAY BE HARMFUL” for legal wiggle room.  But the damage this does is incalculable.

How is this not slandering my business?  How is this NOT impeding my ability to conduct business?

Of course this follows TWITTER’s recent decision to reject all advertising from Intellectual Froglegs — ridiculously claiming ‘Inappropriate Content” without providing ANY specifics. AGAIN – No Appeal process. 

Of course… I ALSO received a 30-Day Suspension from Facebook also claiming ‘Inappropriate Content” without providing ANY specifics. AGAIN – No Appeal Process.

All of these events are within the past few months.  Is there a lawyer in the house?

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Joe Dan Gorman
Joe Dan Gorman is the creator, host & producer of Intellectual Froglegs. Unapologetic Christian. Nominated for VIDEO BLOGGER OF THE YEAR at CPAC 2013. Former Real Estate Investment Broker until real estate collapse in 2007. Began new career in 2011 - Intellectual Froglegs is like a one-man band... and Joe Dan is that one man. Put God first and everything else will fall into place.
  • Leonard Pailet

    I would say (I am not a lawyer but have worked for them) that you should approach this as something other than technically a free speech issue. If they provide no justification for their censorship, it is not free speech but either slander or libel (with no proof) and malicious intent is proved by not allowing you to gather income from ads, thus running you out of business. Your best attack concerns the details of the case rather than the intellectual issues. Check with an attorney about this. Technically they are not denying you free speech (being a private business although using public air waves, etc), so find out what technically they are doing (it’s all in the terminology in law and in whatever contract you work with them under), such as policing without authority or trying to run you out of business (monopoly issues and abuse of their power or even forcing you to sign an agreement for use which is impractical or possibly even illegal). Good luck.

    • JDMedia

      In the third paragraph I actually point out it’s ‘not a free speech issue’, nor should it be. It’s about my right to conduct business without continued harassment from Big Left Wing Corporate Bullies.

      They are taking malicious actions (with zero accountability) against my company— ALL of which have a demonstrably negative impact- Blocking from advertising. Blocking from posting—and Public Warnings that my site may be dangerous???