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More than 60 members have now joined The Free Speech Alliance (FSA) , a coalition of conservative organizations and conservative leaders committed to protecting free speech online led by the Media Research Center (MRC), FSA announced on Monday: "Recent members to the FSA include: PragerU, Susan B. Anthony List, Americas PAC, and Independent Women’s Forum. As big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter continue to de-platform conservatives, it is more important than ever for conservatives to band together in the fight to protect free speech online. That is why the FSA was formed. "The FSA fights for transparency and... continue reading
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell has joined more than twenty conservative leaders issuing a statement condemning Facebook’s failure to address conservatives’ concerns that the social media giant is censoring their content. On Thursday, Bozell, along with fellow members of MRC’s Free Speech Alliance and other prominent conservatives, issued the following statement denouncing both Facebook’s treatment of conservatives and former Sen. Jon Kyle’s impotent audit of Facebook’s practices : Former Sen. Jon Kyl’s audit investigating Facebook’s anti-conservative bias is not only disappointing, it completely fails to address the many concerns and specific examples of bias raised by the conservative... continue reading
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Tuesday regarding former Senator Jon Kyl’s interim report on Facebook’s anti-conservative bias : “Facebook refuses to publicly acknowledge that conservatives have been disproportionately affected by their content policies. We have waited over a year for Facebook to properly address the long list of issues raised by the conservative movement, but have received nothing of substance in return. The audit released today by former Senator Kyl is shamefully more of the same. Kyl spoke with representatives from some 130 conservative organizations, but their complaints fell on deaf ears. While... continue reading
On Tuesday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and other conservative leaders released a letter calling on Google to explain reports and allegations that the search engine is attempting to block conservative sites and exclude voices that don’t fit the liberal narrative. (A similar letter has also been sent to members of Congress, asking them to investigate.) The letter to Google can be found, in its entirety, below: August 20, 2019 Mr. Sundar Pichai Chief Executive Officer Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 Dear Mr. Pichai, We are writing today to ask that you provide a detailed... continue reading
“Families are still burying their loved ones” and, yet, CNN is already exploiting last weekend’s two mass shootings with “a partisan political ratings stunt,” Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said Tuesday in a statement calling for public officials to boycott the cable network’s upcoming town hall on guns: “I’m calling on all public officials to boycott CNN's disgraceful town hall in El Paso tomorrow night. It’s nothing more than a partisan political ratings stunt, and it dishonors the victims and their families. We saw how CNN’s town hall following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, last year turned into a... continue reading
On Wednesday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and other conservative leaders called on Facebook to live up to its own standards when it comes to standing up to violent and extremist groups like Antifa. Bozell explained that “no action has been taken to de-platform this domestic terrorist organization.” He added that “Facebook is enabling these extremists to commit more violent acts and further spread their hateful message.” Here are the statements by conservative leaders: “The Antifa-led assaults in Portland this past weekend were not the first instance of violence from this militant-leftist group. Antifa’s core principles condone and encourage... continue reading
On Sunday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the company's latest efforts to institutionalize the demands of 90 left-wing organizations into the company's operations, including disturbing efforts geared toward the 2020 elections. Media Research Center President (MRC) Brent Bozell issued the following statement Tuesday on behalf of The Free Speech Alliance, a coalition of more than 50 conservative organizations committed to combating online bias and censorship. "Sheryl Sandberg just announced that she is allowing the ACLU and 90 left-wing organizations to dictate nearly every aspect of Facebook’s policies. This will let the left dominate the most powerful social media platform on... continue reading
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued a statement Monday applauding reports that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is opening an antitrust investigation into Google. On February 21 of this year, the MRC organized a letter from the Free Speech Alliance (FSA ) which was signed by 32 conservative leaders to Attorney General William Barr recommending that he open an investigation into Google, Facebook and Twitter. This was the first formal written request made to the new Attorney General to investigate big tech's lack of transparency, censorship, and bias. Specifically, the letter stated: "Respecting these entities’ own constitutional rights,... continue reading
On Thursday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and other conservative leaders released the following joint letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. They described the “alarming rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic rhetoric in public discourse, especially online” and called for clarification on social media rules regarding hate speech policies. The full letter can be found below: May 16, 2019 Dear Mr. Dorsey & Mr. Zuckerberg, We are writing to you today about the alarming rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic rhetoric in public discourse, especially online. We are asking for clarity on whether your rules governing... continue reading
The Free Speech Alliance (FSA) , a coalition of more than 40 conservative organizations, released the following statement Wednesday in response to reports that Google “blacklists” conservative news and opinion websites – preventing those websites from appearing in search results. As reported by the Daily Caller, Google’s Trust and Safety team manually manipulated various search features to exclude a number of conservative websites including the American Spectator, Gateway Pundit, and Conservative Tribune. In response, FSA calls for "full transparency" from Google regarding its practices: “It comes as no surprise that Google, and the rest of Silicon Valley, is biased against... continue reading