2021 has been a wild year by all accounts.
It started with a vicious riot on January 6; a Traitorous Trump inciting his seditious supporters into trying to overturn the 2020 election. The violence left many US Capitol police officers dead in its wake.
MAGA hasn’t let up yet and neither has the craven GOP.
After Joe Biden was sworn in as the President, QAnon got even crazier and Fox News turned into a slightly more sophisticated OAN.
Tucker Carlson became their #1 host, practically donning a white hood and promoting white pride while leading the anti-vax movement.
We’ve covered every minute of it like we always do.
But we are having problems like never before.
As soon Biden was sworn in, with no warning, Facebook devastated our traffic, threatened to de-list our page, and to this day will only allow us to PAY to promote our page on their service. Because the majority of site visitors come here via Facebook or Twitter, we lost over half of our daily visitors.
At the same time….
Social media companies like Facebook have decided to let Republican hacks like Ben Shapiro and Dan Bongino skirt all their rules and regulations and run rampant so they can prop themselves up and rake in millions of dollars in revenue.
They survive off promoting lies, anti-vax conspiracies, and voter fraud nonsense. Yet who does Facebook single out?
Yours truly. FB consistently censors and suspends honest and transparent websites like our own for no actual reason, even claiming a Daily Show video is “misinformation on COVID,” while they leave the original video up on the Daily Show’s page.
And as you know, there’s no customer service at Facebook to discuss the situation, so we are left in the wind.
C&L is at a tipping point now and we really need everyone’s help.
Facebook isn’t the only one kowtowing to conservatives.
Google, Twitter and almost every other social media outlet and news app are rejiggering their algorithms to give aid and comfort to liars. Guess what types of websites are left in the dust?
Honest news and opinion sites like Crooks and Liars.
There’s a reason we’ve been around for 17 years, and it’s not because we have the Mercers or Kochs to support us. We haven’t received millions of dollars like Breitbart has to promote right-wing propaganda.
We don’t get funding from billionaires.
We only have you.
Please, we need you now. If you are able to reach into your pockets and donate at least $25, and maybe buy a yearly ad-free subscription, that would be awesome.
I’m not asking for the usual five-dollar donation today because I need to make it perfectly clear that Republicans are running social media while publicly screaming they are the ones being censored.
They are the ones profiting financially with their lies.
Readers of Crooks and Liars, Hullabaloo, Daily Kos, and others have written about this issue for a long time.
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We really want to be around to fight for liberal values in the future.
The country needs it now, more than ever. Thank you.