TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis asked Florida’s secretary of state to investigate Facebook on Monday based on a news article that reported the social media company gives preferential treatment to politicians, celebrities, professional athletes and other prominent people.
DeSantis cited a recent Wall Street Journal report in asking Secretary of State Laurel Lee to see if Facebook’s policies violated Florida election law. The article detailed Facebook’s practice of exempting high-profile users from some or all of its rules.
The newspaper reported that incumbent politicians were included on the “whitelist,” but challengers often weren’t in state and local elections. That raised concerns that incumbents could be receiving preferential treatment. A Facebook spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal it addressed the problem.
“If this report is true, Facebook has put its thumb on the scale of numerous state and local races in a disturbing and concealed fashion,” DeSantis wrote to Lee.
Facebook’s communication office didn’t immediately return an email Monday seeking comment on DeSantis’ letter.
For months, DeSantis has criticized the influence of large social media companies. Earlier this year he signed a bill to allow the state to fine large social media sites if they deactivate a statewide politician’s account. The bill, which has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge, would have also let any Floridian sue those companies if they feel like they’ve been treated unfairly if their accounts are suspended. The state is appealing the judge’s decision to block the measure.
PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Over 20,000 Americans March in Washington DC Against Vaccine Mandates and Medical Tyranny
Over 20,000 Americans turned out today in the cold to attend the DEFEAT THE MANDATES RALLY in Washington DC.
The peaceful rally includes several voices and top authorities on the Coronavirus in the country today.
Speakers Include: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.,
Dr. Paul Alexander, Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Peter McCullogh, Lara Logan, Steve Kirsch, etc.
More than Six Thousand Federal Workers will also join the rally in DC including: Firefighters, First Responders, Doctors, and Americans in Peaceful March to Defeat the Mandates
Preliminary List of Speakers
Bret Weinstein, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Dr. Paul Alexander, Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Jessica Rose, Dr. Pierre Kory, Dr. Paul Marik, Dr. Christina Parks, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, Dr. Ryan Cole, Dr. Richard Urso, Vaccine Injured Representatives, Civil Rights, and Constitutional Law Attorney Tricia Lindsey, Will Witt, union activist Tramell Thompson, Lara Logan, Del Bigtree, Steve Kirsch, Chris Martenson, Jo Rose, and Firefighters with Operation Freedom of Choice, Wendy Williams, Samuel Eaton, Rick Sterl, Will Jones.
Here’s video from the march and rally today by TGP reporter Alicia Powe.
We have more video and photos coming…
NBC’s Chuck Todd: “Biden No Longer Seen as Competent and Effective” (VIDEO)
You know it’s bad when Chuck Todd is trashing Joe Biden and admitting the Democrats are in trouble for the midterms.
After a disastrous first year, NBC’s Chuck Todd said Joe Biden is “no longer seen as competent and effective. He’s no longer seen as a good commander-in-chief.”
-54% of adults disapprove of Joe Biden’s performance, according to a new left-leaning NBC News poll.
-72% say the country is on the wrong track.
“That kind of presidential approval rating leads to a shellacking for the party in power,” Chuck Todd said on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”
The polls are left-leaning so the numbers are a lot worse than what is being reported which is why Joe Biden and the Democrats are desperately trying to federalize elections.
Midterm meter: 2 of 3 indexes put Democrats in shellacking territory for the midterms.
-54% of adults disapprove of Mr. Biden’s performance
-72% say the country is on the wrong track
-Democrats lead Republicans by just 1 point in the Congressional preference ballot pic.twitter.com/GcEYPdGWyr
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 23, 2022
Laura Loomer Confronts GOP Leadership at NRCC Retreat Over Anti-Trump RINOs
Florida congressional candidate Laura Loomer confronted Republican leadership at the National Republican Convention Committee (NRCC) donor retreat on Saturday over their refusal to act against RINO Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.
The NRCC conference in Key Biscayne, Florida was held to consolidate the party’s top priorities ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Loomer used her time during the Q&A segment to ask why the NRCC isn’t making it a priority to unseat the 10 RINOs who betrayed Trump.
Loomer was cut off by NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer, who told her that the organization won’t “get involved in primaries” to unseat anti-Trump Republicans.
Additionally, when pressed about the fraudulent 2020 election, Emmer told Loomer that “we don’t talk about that here.”
Loomer explained in a statement to The Gateway Pundit how the RINO faction of the Republican Party led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy risks alienating the GOP base by not standing behind Trump and punishing the RINOs who voted to impeach him:
“I was invited by one of my donors, one of the biggest NRCC donors to attend the NRCC Winter Meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida at the Ritz Carlton. When I arrived, I was given a badge and sat down for the political briefings. I even introduced myself to Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and shook his hand.
Kevin McCarthy gave a presentation about His goals and focus for the 2022 election year, and he included a slideshow presentation equipped with images highlighting issues that he claims are the most important issues for Republican voters. I noticed that election integrity and big tech social media censorship were not mentioned by Kevin McCarthy at all during his presentation. There was no mention of the stolen election, and I didn’t hear President Donald Trump’s name mentioned once. There was also zero mention of the “America First agenda”.
After McCarthy finished speaking, “TEAM MCCARTHY”, a panel of his staffers gave a presentation where they talked about candidates who they thought were worthy of being invested into by donors, and they showed a screenshot of what they called their “2022 Top Targeted incumbent list”.
This list included 10 incumbents who they wanted to remove or challenge. There were 10 people on the list, and I noticed that none of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump, including Liz Cheney were on the list. Why wouldn’t the NRCC want to remove RINOS who voted to impeach President Trump?
TEAM MCCARTHY then asked the audience if there were any questions, so, as a declared America First congressional candidate in Florida, I felt compelled to stand up, and I asked them how they determined their “Top targeted incumbent” list and why Liz Cheney and the other nine Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump were not on the list?
I said that they were not in touch with the Trump base and asked why they were supporting incumbents who voted to impeach Trump. I attempted to ask my second question which was “How come your presentation didn’t mention anything about election integrity and big tech censorship, and will you be investing any of your millions of dollars into fighting against voter fraud and big tech election interference?”
Before I could continue speaking, Tom Emmer, the head of the NRCC grabbed the mic and shouted me down, and he continued to defend Liz Cheney, who has been CENSURED by her own GOP in Wyoming because she’s so anti-Trump.
In the words of Senator Lindsey Graham, “Elections are about the future. If you want to be a Republican leader in the House or the Senate, you have to have a working relationship with Donald Trump…He is the most consequential Republican since Ronald Reagan.”
The unfortunate reality is this NRCC event that I attended today is supposed to be the GOP setup for the takeover of the House for 2022, and there wasn’t any acknowledgement of President Donald Trump as the leader of the party, and zero mention of the America First Agenda and America First candidates like myself.
Given all of these facts, no wonder why they didn’t want me asking them the hard elephant in the room questions. I was also approached by others afterwards who told me they agreed with me and were disturbed to see Tom Emmer censor a legitimate America First Candidate.”
Loomer, an independent journalist, is running the the 11th district of Florida against career politician and incumbent Rep. Dan Webster.
If Republicans are serious about taking back the House and Senate in 2022, and eventually the presidency in 2024, they must abandon their politically correct agenda of supporting anyone who calls themselves a Republican and work to actually elect America First candidates who stand with Trump.
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