SOCIAL MEDIA BLACKOUT
Today, the Cabarrus County Republican Party is announcing a 30-day blackout on all of our social media channels, effective immediately.
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and others have become increasingly authoritarian in the enforcement of their community standards. Their heavy-handed moderation practices are disproportionately employed against conservative voices. We understand the need to restrict illegal activity on social media platforms, but we stand in solidarity with those who have been unfairly targeted. We want to make it very clear that we expect “Big Tech” to support free speech and facilitate the open discussion of ideas on their platforms.
Companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on user generated content to drive interaction on their services. They have become some of the wealthiest companies in the world by inserting ads into the stream of posts, photos and videos created by their users. By withholding our content from these services for one month, we hope that you will have fewer interruptions to your day and will spend less time looking at social media apps.
We will respond to comments and messages on our social channels as necessary. However, we will be using email almost exclusively during this blackout. Subscribe to our newsletter so that you don’t miss any important information. You can sign up on our homepage at cabarrus.gop.