Dear President Trump:
Stop worrying so much about CNN, the Washington Post, the New York Times and the rest of the fake-news machine that despises you.
There’s a bigger, more powerful enemy stalking you.
You may not realize it yet, but Google – along with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube – represent a much bigger threat to your presidency, your re-election campaign in 2020 and, more profoundly, our First Amendment rights to freedom of the press, freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Together, Google and Facebook control 75 percent of the digital advertising market. Most Americans don’t get their news directly from CC, the Washington Post, the New York Times and the rest of the fake-news cartel; they get it indirectly through Google and Facebook’s algorithms that are biased toward those sources and even more despicable ones like the Huffington Post and the Daily Beast.
Think of Google and Facebook as the gatekeepers of what passes for news and information to Americans. Why? Because that’s what they are. They are the unofficial “distributors,” if you will. They penalize news sources that report honestly on your amazing accomplishments as president, while spreading the lies and propaganda of the Trump-hating fake-news cartel. They reward the media they like with advertising and punish those they don’t like.
Is that their right to do so? No, it is not. In fact, they are not publishers under the law. They are more akin to “utilities,” with a sworn public trust to be neutral and unbiased in the content they serve, repurposed at huge profits.
Without the advantages they provide to the fake-newsters, your characterization of the New York Times as “failing” would be accurate. Google and Facebook are propping them up, just like Jeff Bezos is propping up the Washington Post.
But what about the alternative media, the independent media, like WND? We’re all being starved of advertising and traffic by these hard-left “utilities” that are supposed to be operating in the public interest without bias.
It’s interesting when these policies began in earnest: Right after the 2016 election. While they hype the ridiculous theories of Russian interference, Google, Facebook and other mega-corporations that are part of what I call the “Digital Cartel” are planning the political and social transformation of the United States. If I’m right, they will have orchestrated the cultural takeover of the country with the imposition of speech codes, the banishment of what they call “hate speech” and the eradication of the independent media.
It’s not just about you, Mr. President. It’s about the survival of a First Amendment that has any meaning.
However, if you want to see how Google distorts your record and actively promotes the most viciously partisan coverage, just take a minute any day and click on Google News. The top pages are always left-wing Democrat propaganda. You won’t find any independent media reports – at least not without scrolling through page after page. In other words, this is where and how the media game is rigged. The fact that Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon all depend on the extremist nutcases at the Southern Poverty Law Center to advise them on proper content is all we really need to know about the chances for Trump policies to get a fair shake.
I urge you to have your team look into the legal strategies that can be used to right this egregious wrong – one that poses an imminent threat to the First Amendment’s protections of free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion.
Without your help and leadership on this matter, the independent media that helped you get elected in 2016 will not long survive. And that’s the game plan for the Digital Cartel.
For those reading this open warning to the president, here’s how you can help WND survive to fight another day:
We’re in the midst of an existential battle for survival right now – just as other independent media are, with all of us facing seemingly insurmountable odds on the rigged playing field the Internet Cartel has created. Good people, dedicated media professionals, are suffering with pay cuts and late salary payments. Help us survive to keep up the fight! We need to raise a minimum of $100,000 in August to make ends meet. The good news is that we have seen a showering of blessings already.
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