Facebook is known for its virulent hatred of conservative thought, which mostly rears its ugly head in the form of banning high-profile conservatives. But the company engages in more subtle sleights-of-hand, too.
Like yesterday, when conservative author Peter D’Abrosca appeared on NewsMaxTV with Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, a popular conservative talk show host, to discuss his forthcoming book, Enemies: The Press vs. The American People. The interview was less-than-controversial. D’Abrosca quipped that CNN should apologize to viewers for pretending to be unbiased, and come clean about its obvious leftism.
A video of the interview was first posted to the Facebook page “America Right News,” which has almost 17,000 likes. Later, it was posted to the page “Media Right,” a monetized page which has more than 66,000 likes.
But the video did not last long there. It was soon de-monetized and removed, according to the page’s creator and administrator.
According to Ian MacDonald, who run’s the page, the yellow symbol in the “monetization” category means that a video has been de-monetized for being “not advertiser friendly.” Many right-wing Facebook creators struggle with Facebook’s ever-more-challenging monetization landscape. Some who built and monetized their pages in 2015 and 2016 around President Trump’s meteoric rise, now find it impossible to make money by creating content for Facebook.
It’s another example of how the giant tech company loathes conservatism, and fights back against those who do not practice the liberal dogma.
Laura Loomer was completely banned from Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram in May. Earlier this week, she sued the tech giant for $3 billion in damages. This site reported:
On Tuesday, Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor announced the filing of a defamation lawsuit by conservative investigative journalist Laura Loomer against Facebook. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Case No. 9:19-cv-80893), alleges that Facebook and its wholly owned sister company Instagram, in banning Ms. Loomer from the social media sites, maliciously defamed her by publishing that she is a “dangerous individual” and a domestic Jewish terrorist.
On May 2, 2019, Facebook banned Loomer from Facebook and Instagram. At the time of the ban, Loomer had nearly 100,000 followers on Facebook, and over 120,000 on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
The banning of Loomer, along with several other high profile conservatives sparked international outrage, as users wondered how Facebook could claim that Loomer and others were more “dangerous” than terrorist groups like ANTIFA and ISIS, which have accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
This characterization of Ms. Loomer, published widely, is alleged to have severely damaged her reputation, good will and financial well-being, as well as endangered her life and caused her to have to travel with security. As Facebook is reportedly worth over $63 billion the alleged compensatory and punitive damages are sought for at least over $3 billion U.S. dollars, which is 5% of its net worth — the standard calculation for punitive damages. The reason punitive damages are assessed by a jury is to punish the offender to dissuade further illegal conduct.
Loomer has been a strong advocate not just for conservative causes, but also to stem the growing anti-Semitism in Congress and threat of Islamic terrorism. In this regard, she was banned by Facebook and Instagram by simply revealing the truth. Facebook and its CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is a self-hating leftist Jew sympathetic of Islamic extremism. Klayman sued Zuckerberg and Facebook years ago for allegedly furthering a Palestinian Intifada, which resulted in the death of Jews.
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Peter D’Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.