On Wednesday night Tucker Carlson warned President Trump — “You will not be reelected if your supporters cannot speak freely.”
This was not the first time Carlson warned President Trump about the tech giants censoring, silencing and banning top conservative voices.
This comes at a time when the far left tech giants continue to eliminate conservative publishers and content from their platforms.
As we reported in May…
Tech Giants Google, Twitter and Facebook are currently purging conservative content from their platforms — Google is hiding conservative stories from their search results — Tech giants are shadow-banning conservative news on all social media.
In February of 2018 Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on their social media platform.
The algorithm change caused President Donald Trump’s engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%.
In contrast, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.
Top conservative Facebook pages with daily traffic in the millions have seen 75% to 95% drop in traffic since the 2016 election.
Young Cons, Western Journalism, SarahPalin.com, Chicks on the Right, Independent Journal Review, Right Wing News, The Gateway Pundit, Infowars (banned completely), Breitbart, Pamela Geller, Laura Loomer (banned), 100% Fed Up, The Drudge Report and several others have seen dramatic loss in traffic and influence.
Facebook has been shutting down traffic to conservative websites since the 2016 election.
In March 2017 Columbia Journalism Review published a study of the 2016 election that found conservatives had abandoned the liberal mainstream media in 2016 and went online and to social media to get their news.
Harvard University published a similar study months later.
This slide shows the online influence map on Facebook before the 2016 election.
(Columbia Journalism Review)
After this study was published Facebook went to work and started censoring conservative content through a series of algorithm changes.
By Summer 2018 this is what the Facebook influence map looks like today.
Facebook was on a mission to delete traffic to conservative websites.
Most prominent conservative publishers from the November 2016 election have been hit hard or eliminated.
So Tucker Carlson is right. It will be difficult for Trump to win when there are no voices left to carry his message.