Conservative journalist Allum Bokhari examines how the liberal-leaning elites of Silicon Valley have completely overtaken social media, creating a crisis for privacy and freedom of expression.
In the beginning, the entrepreneurs who created the internet wanted to disrupt an old, oppressive system. They wanted to ensure that everyone -- no matter their social standing or level of education -- could have a voice. Today, those same entrepreneurs are in control, and they've created an oppressive system of their own. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are more powerful than most governments. They censor conservative voices. They ban content they don't like. They hide the profiles of users whose views don't align with their own.
In #DELETED, Allum Bokhari tells the story of how this happened, and warns us what could happen if we don't do something about it.
AUTHOR: Allum Bokhari currently serves as the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News, the leading source of conservative tech coverage. Thanks to his network of sources in Silicon Valley, he has exposed YouTube's manipulation of its search results for political topics, Google's efforts to curry favor in the world of D.C. think-tanks through strategic donations, and Facebook's internal list of hate agents - prominent political users that it monitors for potential acts of hate speech. Bokhari's work has received praise from Donald Trump Jr., Fox News host Tucker Carlson, and Canadian media entrepreneur Ezra Levant. Bokhari has appeared on local and national radio, TV, and web shows. He lives in Washington, DC.