Gun Rights Activists Claim Facebook Is ‘Suppressing’ Pro-Gun Posts
Several pro-gun companies and groups claim that Facebook has been “actively suppressing” their posts for the past several months, leading to a rapid decline in website traffic.
“We have over 700,000 likes on our Facebook page and tremendous reader response to our material,” Brandon Curtis, publisher of Concealed Nation, said. “We didn’t change a thing about the way we post. In February of 2016 our Facebook traffic fell off a cliff. It sank by nearly 50 percent in that first month.
Curtis said that a Facebook representative told him his company’s page was “suppressed” due to “too much commercial content.”
USA Carry’s Luke McCoy, who also reported a sharp decline in his organization’s traffic, said he was told by Facebook that “people were claiming [USA Carry’s] content was overly promotional.”
Other firearms-related groups and companies pushing back against Facebook include The Truth About Guns, Gun Owners of America Alien Gear Holsters.
This comes on the heels of allegations about Facebook burying conservative news in their “Trending Topics” section.
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