James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has struck today with a new video depicting the most damning portrayal yet of Facebook’s anti-conservative bias.
The footage shows Facebook content moderator Lara Kontakos bragging about how she’ll delete a photograph of a MAGA hat wearer for “terrorism.”
Unfortunately, that admission represents the tip of the iceberg.
Yet there are glimmers of hope, namely Facebook whistleblower Zach McElroy. McElroy is willing to testify before Congress about the bias he witnessed against Trump supporters, including an algorithm that disproportionately targets conservatives. (Project Veritas)
“Zach McElroy’s story raises serious doubts about the Capitol Hill testimony of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who gave lawmakers the impression that his company only takes content that could cause harm, such as relating to terrorism or hate speech, but never for politics,” said James O’Keefe, Project Veritas’ founding CEO.
“Facebook and other social media platforms are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, because they claim that unlike traditional publishers that do not actively edit content—they say they are like the phone company just stringing wires on poles,” said O’Keefe.
“Facebook’s $400 billion market capitalization is tied to this protection and our report shows for the first time anywhere Facebook’s robust and human-directed process for restricting the marketplace of ideas, which calls into question their CDA 230 immunity,” he said.
In one example, McElroy captured as a screenshot, President Donald Trump posted on Facebook about Republican successes, including electing a GOP governor of Mississippi. In the screenshot, Trump’s account is labeled “Verified and Shielded,” but a seemingly innocuous comment on the post: “Cleaning up the house” with heart emojis is flagged in the Single Review Tool for adjudication.