Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Conservatives have long complained over unfair treatment by social media giants like Twitter and Facebook. Nationally syndicated talk show host Ben Shapiro reported that one of his staffers was temporarily banned over a joke about Brussel sprouts he posted on Twitter. And we just learned that Franklin Graham was temporarily banned from Facebook for a post over the transgender issue in North Carolina. It was regarding a post he made in 2016. Facebook claimed that the two-year-old post violated their “community standards on hate speech.” Graham recently responded that "Facebook is trying to define truth…. They’re making the rules and changing the rules. Truth is truth. God made the rules and His Word is truth. Actually, Facebook is censoring free speech.  [And] The free exchange of ideas is part of our country’s DNA."