Are Social Media Companies Disproportionately Censoring Conservatives?

Three weeks ago, President Trump hosted a summit at the White House during which a bevy of right-wing personalities, influencers and provocateurs descended upon the nation’s capital to condemn the alleged censorship of conservative viewpoints on social media by big tech companies. “A big subject today at the White House Social Media Summit,” tweeted the president, “will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies.” While many on the right, including the president, are packing heavy accusations, nobody appears to be armed with sufficient evidence of guilt.

In August 2018, a Media Research Center/McLaughlin & Associates poll found that 65 percent of “self-identified conservatives” believed that companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were intentionally stifling their …

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