Trump says right-wing voices are being censored. The data says something else

Trump says right-wing voices are being censored. The data says something else

But data from Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, has given us cool water that conservative voices are being silenced.

In fact, according to CrowdTangle, a data-analytics company owned by Facebook, the content of conservative news organizations dominates Facebook and often outperforms content published directly from news agencies.

According to Crodangel, Trump captured 91% of the interactions in the content posted by Trump U.S. presidential candidates on Facebook last month. Biden occupies only 9%.

Cradtangel calculates interactions by linking the number of posts received, the number of views, and the number of shares.

Over the past month, the top performing news agency in the United States has been Fox News, a conservative network that largely echoes the message of the Trump White House.

According to Cradtangel, Fox News captured 13% of all conversations, including more than 29% of likes, comments and shares among U.S. news agencies.

The second top-performing page is a right-wing Breitbart website that is primarily pro-presidential and has close ties to the White House. Its Facebook page accounted for 9% of all U.S. media interactions last month with more than 20 million likes, comments and shares.

The third best performing U.S. news agency was CNN, with 7% interaction; The fourth was ABC News with 5%; The fifth was NPR with 4%.

The information in most cases goes to the Conservative News Agency when sorting by U.S. political media according to Crowdtangel ws includes six conservatives in the top 10 political media pages in the United States.

Prominent conservative news personality Ben Shapiro created more than 25 million conversations on his page last month, accounting for 29% of Facebook’s total share of US political media, according to CrowdTangle.

The second top U.S. political media page includes Breitbart with 23% of total interactions.

Other conservative outlets in the top ten of U.S. political media last month: Western Journal in fifth place with 4% of total interactions; Blaze in the seventh with 3% of total interactions; IJR in eight with 2% of total interactions; And the Washington tester in the ninth with 2% interaction.

Trump and Republican lawmakers have repeatedly accused Facebook and other social media platforms of bias and portrayed companies as villains in a long-running culture war to provoke a conservative base.

Technology platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, have in the past banned certain users for violating hate speech policies.

In a widely covered move, Facebook, YouTube and Apple Booted right-wing conspiracy theorists Alex Jones maintained in 2018 that companies do not discriminate against users for their political beliefs because of hate speech and harassment policy violations from their platforms.

But the notice has been lost to Trump, Republican leaders and members of the conservative media.

Republican and right-wing media outlets have been very happy Continuing with the narrative Social media companies are censoring conservatives regardless of the truth. Fox News, Breitbart and other outlets have lauded the claim that conservatives are on fire on social media platforms.

In addition to the president, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. were among the few Republicans to publicize the story.

Demands for social media bias and censorship have also entered Congress. Lawyers have heard about the so-called “social media filtering” practice where right-wing figures were present. Asked to testify They imagine in the hands of companies that discriminatory behavior is about

The description is unlikely to be removed any time soon. Politicians on the right and the media do not seem to be pressuring it. Instead, they seem more interested in a description that resonates with the conservative base and gives the whip.

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