The so-called Masters of the Universe running social media platforms face tough competition from high-profile Republicans prepared to end liberal censorship.
Despite widespread instances of conservative-only censorship and suspensions that prompted Senate hearings, social media operators pretended to implement fair and impartial content review boards. Then they stack them with well-known liberal activists. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter used information manipulation to sway the tight 2020 election to Joe Biden and the Democrats.
After the votes were tallied, Facebook, Twitter, and other sites stopped pretending. Twitter permanently suspended then-sitting President Donald Trump, and Facebook routinely eliminates any content its snowflakes say is a “threat to the community.” At least we aren’t playing schoolyard games any longer.
That’s why conservative leaders such as Mr. Trump and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell have massive social media platforms in the pipeline. Lindell recently went on the record indicating his platform — called Frank — will launch with the ability to handle the millions who migrate away from censored platforms.
“I believe it will handle upwards of a billion. If it doesn’t, we will get to that capacity. I don’t think that’s exaggerated, by any means. It’s going to be the safest, secure platform. I built it expecting to be attacked,” Lindell reportedly said. “The only reason for the delay is, I actually added six more servers in another location. I really want redundancy, so I’ve got three different U.S. locations and another hidden one.”
Given the rise of Antifa violence in mostly Democrat-run cities and states, Lindell appears wise to prepare for attacks of any nature. Insiders refer to Frank as a mix of familiar YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter elements that allow everyday people to say what they want. Many anticipate Frank will rekindle the early days when the now-liberally biased platforms were free speech hotbeds.
“They’re going to have a safe place. You won’t have to walk on eggshells anymore,” Lindell reportedly said.
Many expect Frank to promptly enjoy tens of millions of subscribers within days of going online. Apps such as MeWe, Parler, Gab, and others have also benefited from a conservative backlash against Facebook and Twitter since the election. But some have already buckled under the weight of left-wing pressure. MeWe officials, for example, stated they would reportedly be “more vigilant” about monitoring user posts. That’s precisely how the popular platforms found themselves racing down the rabbit hole.
Lindell’s Frank platform will have competition from a Republican ally in Mr. Trump. The former president and First Lady Melania Trump recently launched a personal platform that allows people to message them directly. The conservative strongman has been steadily reminding supporters he plans to launch a social media platform that leverages its own servers. Like Lindell, Mr. Trump appears ready to defend it from online rivals and enemies.
“And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller reportedly said. “This new platform is going to be big, tens of millions of people.”
It seems only fitting that liberal CEOs followed the same shortsighted thinking Democrats use in their public policy to implosion. Conservatives are about to give them a free speech fight they’ll wish they never picked.