Is “Outbrain” The Latest Tech Giant to Censor Conservatives?
Big tech may have enlisted a new soldier in their fight to silence conservatives on the internet: Outbrain.
Outbrain is a platform that publishers can use to display ads on their websites – including this one… formally.
This morning Dan got an email from Outbrain, informing us that they’d no longer be allowing us to use their platform. “It has come to our attention that some of the content on one or more of the domains associated with your account are in violation of the terms of our agreement” Outbrain says, without specifying what was violated.
Bizarrely, this email comes from their “anti-fraud team”…. who allege no fraud.
The tech tyrants strike again. They’re doubling down on their war on speech. Here’s an email from the tyrants at .@Outbrain who canceled services on our websites for spurious reasons.If you’re running a conservative website, you’ve been warned about Outbrain.More on my show today pic.twitter.com/RL0kynai8F
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) November 18, 2020
Twitter and Facebook in particular have long faced allegations of censoring conservatives. Twitter in particular has flagged hundreds of Trump’s tweets (and zero of Biden’s). Both platforms also made an effort to suppress the New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden.
While we have idea whatsoever what content of ours supposedly violated their terms of service, and we can only speculate that it’s for purely ideological reasons, it would be yet the millionth time this has happened to conservatives.
Outbrain is free to clarify what policy was violated – though it’s a bit odd they didn’t do so in the first place.