Reposted from The Gateway Pundit – article by Alicia Powe
The media landscape completely transformed leading up to the 2016 election.
Reports exposing corruption and the corporate media’s ongoing attempt to manipulate the public lit up the web like forest fires. Suddenly, the mainstream media was no longer the gatekeeper of the news.
Scores of news sites, most prominently World Net Daily, Young Cons, America’s Freedom Fighters, and Clash Daily, were thriving as their reports garnered thousands and millions of “likes” and “shares” on Facebook.
Big Tech acquired unadulterated power as an unprecedented number of content creators, namely “conservative,” media monetized the platforms to circulate content exposing the truth and false narratives.
Tech giants resorted to collusion with the Democrat Party, the World Health Organization and even the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations to “stop the next Trump situation,” hijack the internet and rape and pillage the First Amendment.
Following President Trump’s miraculous 2016 victory, the mainstream media and tech conglomerates targeted every publication that investigated or called attention to content published by WikiLeaks.
Big media and big tech started labeling any publication calling attention to the corruption “fake news” for the first time in January 2017. The AI overlords began its relentless purge of prominent “conservative” sites, any site that diverged from the deep state-run narrative, from the web.
Americans continue to languish in solitary confinement for protesting the obviously stolen 2020 election and the illegitimate executive branch continues to weaponize the Justice Department to ramp up its war on free speech.
The Gateway Pundit’s Joe Hoft, author of the new book “The Steal, revealed how The Gateway Pundit has managed to not only survive the machine’s war against the First Amendment but emerged as one of the top sources for news on the web, garnering nearly 3 million viewers daily amid the sweeping censorship.
TGP, which Wikipedia states is a “far-right fake news website,” began garnering a viewership larger than that of network and cable news after 2016.
“In 2016, Jim was really instrumental in bringing Hillary down. As a matter of fact, we saw a couple of studies that were done, they were really hit pieces, to say GP and others are fake news,” Hoft said in an interview with talk show host Jason Bermas.
But the data that they had showed that GP was the fourth largest conservative website and was competing with the likes of ABC, FOX, CNBC, NBC, and all these others. There are very few entities that were bigger in regards to FB shares and Twitter shares,” he continued. “So what happened right after the 2016 election is they started censoring.
A study Hoft, a veteran auditor, conducted for the Gateway Pundit showed top conservative sites on social media were only able to amass less than 5 percent of their viewer from Facebook following big tech’s purge.
“Some of these sites, their whole platform was on Facebook and they were just gone. YoungCons and a couple of others –gone. Never heard from anymore. They de-platformed them,” he said.” Then you saw Zuckerberg go in front of Congress and just sit there with that non-emotional face of his and say, ‘ Oh no we don’t censor.’ That was really repulsive.
“All that was left, 5 percent. Before the election in 2016, we could tell how powerful a post was by the number of shares and then they started censoring it. Then pretty soon, that measurement wasn’t there anymore.
The hate and lies propagated by the actual fake news industry is a “gift” to TGP, Hoft argued.
“We were given a gift in 2020 when nobody else would report on the election. We are just sitting back just pounding through the stuff, ‘This doesn’t make sense, this doesn’t make sense, this doesn’t make sense and it goes on and on and on. ”
Google is currently partnered with the World Health Organization to remove and bury “COVID-19 misinformation” from its algorithms and search engine.
The company which removed its former motto “don’t be evil.” from its corporate code of conduct in 2018, was “funded by In-Q-Tel, the division of the CIA that invests in technology,” warned Bermas, a documentary filmmaker and former InfoWars host.
“They cut deals not only with the NSA apparatus but NASA in quantum computing and AI,” he said. “They are a Trojan horse civilian system. They have the number one search engine in the world…they have the number two search engine in the world, which is YouTube, which is also the number one video platform in the world. They also have the number one operating system and device in the world, which is Android. How could you tell me that isn’t cornering the market and having an unfair share in what is able to be shared amongst regular people?
“It has gotten to the point where there are not only downranking, but it is almost impossible to find things that are archived even from mainstream media that are over a decade old… Their ‘authoritative sources,’ which are nothing more than extensions of the media military-industrial complex.”
Yet, TGP continues to attract approximately 1.2 million “daily first-time visitors” daily and reached nearly a billion readers in 2021.
“More real news comes out of The Gateway Pundit in a day than you will see in national news media in a month,” Bermas noted.
There is only one way to preserve free speech, the US and our freedoms despite the seemingly- insurmountable obstacles, Hoft shot back.
“The remedy is to continue to share the truth,” he forewarned. “Continue to fight every day. Share the truth. Share the truth. Share the truth.”
“YouTube kicked Jim [Hoft] off. If you go to Google, you get five pages of garbage before you get the website page. This is today’s fascist, communist, regimes that are running our social media platforms,” Hoft added.”But we just kept doing the truth. That is the answer.”
Hoft’s New Book, The Steal: Volume II The Impossible Occurs, which comprehensively details exactly how the predator class and enemies of freedom stole the 2020 presidential election, just hit store shelves.
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