May 2019 – Earlier this year, Project Veritas released an exclusive interview with a former Facebook employee who revealed several documents concerning the deboosting of conservative pages. The term deboosting appears to mean “suppressing distribution” which can effectively prevent other Facebook users from interacting with certain content and blocks the promotion of said content.
The anonymous Facebook insider revealed that one of many tactics Facebook implements is to label a user a “troll,” an internet troublemaker, simply based on terminology the user employs. Pages and profiles that use terms like SJW (social justice warrior) and MSM (main stream media) are flagged and labeled “alt-right.”
Several conservative pages, including conservative commentator Steven Crowder, have dealt with the throttling of their pages in the past and were able to correct them. However, deboosting can occur without prior warning from Facebook and without the user’s knowledge.
In the wake of this and past incidents, several conservative alternatives to Facebook have emerged including usa.life and trumptown.com. These sites offer a social media experience free from conservative censorship.
projectveritas.com, 2/27/19; onenewsnow.com, 2/27/19