Snopes Now Have Power To ‘Shadowban’ Conservative Facebook Users

Conservatives who share news articles that Snopes decide to suppress are having their Facebook posts hidden from their friends.

Are your Facebook posts being shown to your friends and followers — or have you been “shadowbanned” by Snopes for sharing conservative content on the social media platform?

Shadowbanning is a new concept in social media and involves banning a user from a platform in such a way that the banned user is unaware of the ban. A shadowbanned user will be able to see their own posts, but other users, including friends and followers, do not get to see them in their newsfeed.

Thanks to new Facebook rules, conservatives who share news articles that Snopes decide to suppress, or opinion pieces that CEO David Mikkelson considers deplorable, are having their Facebook posts hidden from their friends, family and followers.

Snopes was tapped by Facebook as one of its approved fact-checking groups and given the ability to mark stories on the site as “true” or “false”. While this idea sounds fine in theory, in practice it has had a chilling effect on free speech, while limiting the free expression of conservatives on the internet.

Let’s look at a recent case in point. This past week many conservatives shared a news article written by this author about a double murder in Huntsville, Alabama. Two men were arrested and charged, including a Mexican Sinaloa cartel employee who was later detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Snopes reviewed the article and gave it a “Mixture” rating, presumably meaning they believe some information contained in the article is false.

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However after reading the Snopes article “debunking” the news story, it becomes apparent the “fact checking” outlet is not disputing the verified news story, but is engaging in the most egregious case of politically motivated “fact checking” overreach to date.

According to the Snopes “debunk”, there are two reasons they deem the news article about a barbaric crime worthy of suppression on social media:

  1. According to David Mikkelson, a Mexican citizen employed by the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel — who has been detained by ICE — may not be an illegal alien
  2. Mikkelson also takes issue with the claim there was a “media blackout” concerning the story, citing some minor reports in local news regarding court hearings to claim the case wasn’t being ignored

Are these the real reasons Snopes chose to suppress the real, verified crime story on Facebook? Or is it because the story does not fit the liberal agenda pushed by the Democratic Party and mainstream news outlets?

Many readers believe “fact checkers” do not check facts; rather they serve as damage control tools the Democratic Party establishment and liberal mainstream media. Snopes never fact check mainstream media. CNN regularly publishes unverified, baseless information citing anonymous sources and Snopes routinely grants them a pass.

Whereas an alternative media outlet publishing news of interest to conservatives will be suppressed by Snopes for the thought crime of identifying an ICE detainee as an illegal alien.

This absurd “ruling” by the Snopes’ CEO means conservatives who are concerned about a barbaric crime that was committed by an illegal alien will not be allowed to share the content with their friends and followers. The real, verified information contained in the article has been stopped from reaching the public by Snopes.

Information deemed important enough to be shared by American citizens will now be hidden from their friends, family and followers on Facebook — effectively shadowbanning these users — because David Mikkelson thinks a Mexican Sinaloa cartel employee — who has been detained by ICE — is not necessarily an illegal alien.

It is worth remembering at this point that Snopes are a team of unqualified amateurs who do not hold qualifications as journalists or investigators. CEO David Mikkelson employed his new wife, an L.A. based high class escort, to work for the fact checking site. The rest of the contributors are bloggers with liberal activist backgrounds.

Lead fact checker Kim LaCapria even admits she regularly “fact checks” while stoned. It’s California, it’s legal. That’s not the problem. The problem is that fact checking political news is a serious business, and it should be taken seriously by Snopes – especially now that Facebook have anointed them watchdogs of all of our news feeds with the power to shadowban users.

Facebook should draw the line at using the services of a fact checking company whose senior staff admit they work while stoned. There is too much at stake.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at News Punch. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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34 Comments

  1. Snopes is agitprop … They exist to Big Lie for the Left. Nothing more. Nothing less. That’s why they’re a multi-hundred million dollar operation for what is essentially nothing but a propaganda-blog-site.

    The question is whether FascistBook should be treated as a Utility – due to the domination of the Internet by its parent corp. –

    or is it just a mom and *uckerberg operation entitled to ban whomever pleases it?

    If the former – no ‘fact’ checking should be allowed. If the latter – everyone with a brain should abandon it – and make sure everyone knows only the infantile, domesticated drones of the Left-nazis use it.

  2. Fact, facebook & tweeter are both lefty socialist companies of which have to be controlled manly because out of socialism comes fascism.
    Even Wikipedia contradicts its self, when researching fascism it states its come from the right in politics and when researching the two most prolific faschists of the 20th century, Benito Mussolini ( Italian Socialist Party ) Adolf Hitler ( The German Socialist workers party )

    Socialism Communism and Fascism all go hand in hand.

  3. It’s now a global exercise in frantically protecting the pedophile based criminal cartels cabals that run the worlds crimibsl operations from exposure by their enemies Everything is about image now Here for example the Westpac bank has been exposed for allowing 23 million transactions facilitating pedophiles and no one is being held accountable at all They are even calling oedophilia child exploitation and child pornography so as not to use the pedophilia word It’s all like that now

  4. Facebook has huge US government contracts for data storage and a lot of research grants. They don’t have the right to censor anyone. they survive mainly by US taxpayer money. Not selling your data. they give your data to the government for free.

  5. Look! You people that are still using Facebook and Twitter are part of the problem. Get rid of them…they truley are the enemy. They are doing exactly what the Nazis did…Damnit open your eyes!!!

  6. Anyone still using faceshitebook is a Moron …. or google search engine or chrome browser…ha..ha…

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  8. FB already does this. I go directly to certain friends pages to see what they post, but now using other social media for the most part. FB is only good to keep up with friends and family.

  9. I’m shadowbanned and some change on facebook. I troll the DNC page every chance i get. they stopped sending me those “thank you for engaging with the DNC” messages long ago. I always replied with TRUMP 2020 !!!!

  10. GOOGLE is busted worldwide and snuck burger`SS muti-billion dollar enbesslement game is failin down falling down my fair sinclaira

  11. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you are working with? I’m having some minor security issues with my latest blog and I’d like to find something more safe. Do you have any solutions?

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