Allegations that prominent social media companies have been attempting to stifle and/or remove conservative content are varied and target different companies. Summarizing these arguments is difficult. Some allegations take aim at social media, with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube being among the most popular targets. Others are more focused on Google’s search engine. The claims vary from allegations of “shadow banning,” tweaked algorithms, “de‐ranking,” to outright deletion of accounts. For the purposes of this article I will assemble all of these allegations under a broad claim:
The most famous U.S.-based Internet companies are engaged in a campaign focussed on limiting access to American conservative‐oriented content.