Social media platforms exist to let people communicate easily but they are essentially a way to market a brand. The major platforms, Google, Instagram, Twitter, etc. all support instant access to information so followers can keep up with trends and know what’s up. Information disseminated follows a free speech model where all ideas (except illegal ideas!) are supposed to be encouraged.
Manifold opinion posts are seen by users who search the platforms. Everyone has access to information and can make an informed decision about what to believe…unless they are searching for a post that has a Christian or conservative opinion.
According to a FoxNews report, Raheem Kassam said it is not unlawful things that are being suppressed, it is conservative viewpoints that the “masters of the universe” are choosing to suppress. Get acquainted with who actually owns all of the major Main Stream Media (MSM). Here is an extensive layout on the top executives that own a majority of the air waves.
Deneen Borelli added, “They are picking winners and losers. They’re choosing content, especially conservative content, to suppress."
Social media must be a free exchange of ideas or it becomes a bully pulpit for the owners; in current times, the liberal left. If conservative and Christian viewpoints are suppressed, the general public will not be able to make informed decisions and will miss out on one of the tenets of America: FREE SPEECH.
Now, in the age of COVID-19, liberal politicians are calling for platforms to decide what is "misinformation" and to label it as such and have had many platforms delete TRUTHFUL content on YouTube, Facebook, IG, etc.
Because the platform owners can limit what information consumers see, the growing concern over censorship of conservative content is not unwarranted.
But what can we as Christians and conservatives do about it?
How can we be sure free speech rights are not trampled by the powers that want to stymie our Constitutional rights?
COUNTER CULTURE MOM CHALLENGE
Go to news sources that present conservative views and compare them to what mainstream media puts out. Join Tina's fast-growing TRUTH RISING Facebook group which exposes many of the lies MSM is pumping out today.
Talk to your kids about the differences in these news platforms and how to critically think through the issues.
Rely on these excellent news sources to find biblical perspective on issues
Another great source to put today’s issues into perspective is William Federer’s American Minute posts. These daily lessons on history show how politics and religious ideas have evolved. Counter Culture Mom has been on a speaking tour with Mr. Federer and he is the REAL DEAL!
Caveat emptor has never been more concerning than it is today: consumer, beware of what news you consume. Be sure to temper what you are reading with solid, biblically-based information. Look for bias, liberal agenda, and subtle unbiblical ideas in the news you read or hear. Know what the Bible says so you can defend yourself against content that does not have God as the standard and bedrock.
As scripture reminds us in John 8:31-32: Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
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