Fox News reported on Monday, Jan. 11, that Twitter Inc. recorded a capital loss on its stock market shares of more than $2.5 billion after the Silicon Valley giant suspended President Trump’s account.
While Twitter’s net loss represented 10% of its capital, Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. (Google) also registered losses of almost 2% in their shares on the same day.
After President Trump posted a tweet to his more than 88 million followers last Friday, Jan. 8, citing the violation of the “glorification of violence” policy, Twitter suspended Trump’s account.
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape, or form!!!” said the president.
Later, Facebook also suspended the president’s account. Simultaneously, Google made sure that his followers, who started migrating to the social media platform, Parler, could not download it to their cellphones. Apple canceled the server hosting Parler, leaving the social media company unable to function.
Looking at the surface of what unfolded in the week after Jan. 6, it seems that the Democrats, with the help of the media and Big Tech, are carrying out a purge of conservative voices, especially those who maintain the firm conviction that there was fraud during the presidential elections.
However, a comparison of the “politics” of these digital media companies shows shocking bias.
According to a Media Research Center report dated Oct. 20, 2020, Facebook and Twitter censored President Trump 65 times and Biden not once.
Along similar lines, according to a Breitbart report, nearly 95% or more than $4 million in donations from Silicon Valley companies went to Democratic candidates in 2020, so the purge of President Trump and his followers comes as no surprise at this time.
Perhaps these companies are confident of what they are doing because they have the support of the Democrats. Still, they have turned against more than half of the American citizens who detest censorship by definition and will soon let them know how much they value their freedom of speech.