America’s far right party have launched their own version of Facebook, ‘free of liberal censorship’.
Do you love Facebook, but find yourself endlessly frustrated by its liberal bias? Do you wish you and your like-minded friends could congregate somewhere on the internet where no one could tell you your opinions on gay rights and abortion are ‘backwards’? Well, you’re in luck!
The Tea Party – who are, for those of you who don’t know, essentially an offshoot of the Republican Party, so conservative that they make the Republicans look liberal – have launched their own version of Facebook. Apparently they were being ‘bullied’ on the other social network. Presumably, that means people suggested to them that they are wrong on a few points. Anyway, rather than fight a losing battle, they’ve uprooted and planted themselves on their own website.
The final strike against Facebook, as far as conservatives are concerned, was when Facebook went after the ‘Chicks on the Right’ – Amy Jo Wright and Miriam Weaver – asking them to remove some content from their site. They insist this was the result of ‘liberal trolls’, and not because they were being offensive. They may actually have a point, as currently their site is being blocked by a malware warning.
However, before you head over to The Tea Party’s new site to sign up and spend several amusing hours tearing their shiny new home apart, be warned that the site can be accessed by invitation only. Unless you know someone who’s managed to infiltrate the Tea Party and can wrangle you an invite, you’re pretty likely to be rejected.
This could be the first step for a new type of social networking. Separate websites for separate opinions and political stances. Everyone will just stay in their own little bubbles and never have to worry about anyone disagreeing with them. Which would be disappointing because that’s all part of the fun.
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