2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Adam Kokesh announced that he will be leaving Facebook due to the social media platform’s perceived bias towards certain political views.
“I will no longer support a platform that censors my content and forces me to pay to reach people who value my work,” stated the libertarian promising that he would leave “quietly” and plans on having his announcement posted daily on Facebook.
Kokesh encouraged his followers to turn to Steemit due to its policy of users policing content and its system of paying popular content through its cryptocurrency Steem.
Recently, the candidate commented on Facebook’s removal of Diamond and Silk, a pro-Trump YouTube channel, comparing their censorship to his own demonetization on YouTube in 2013.
He claims that he’s not surprised on Facebook’s censorship of the page because insiders from Facebook have contacted him anonymously saying that he gets multiple flags on his content every time he posts.
Kokesh’s full announcement can be found below:
I will no longer support a platform that censors my content and forces me to pay to reach people who value my work. I will also no longer support a platform that has such an obvious political bias when it comes to what we see on our feeds. Though I will no longer support this corrupt platform, I am not leaving quietly, in fact quite the opposite as I know they would want nothing more than for us to leave without a trace.
So please join me, as I depart from Facebook and #LeaveLoudly by making this an auto post, reminding Facebook users daily of the other social media platforms out there that are not obsessively censoring them and actually pays you for your content!
Platforms like Steemit.com where you can post with no fear of censorship on the blockchain and get paid in cryptocurrency. Please check it out and follow me here: https://steemit.com/@adamkokesh
You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and can also find me on these platforms:
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