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Legitimize Alternative Social Media

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Whereas, Twitter achieved early success through tens of millions of dollars in free advertising it received from media outlets through the editorial referencing of tweets in news reports, and,

Whereas, conservatives are the primary consumers of Breitbart, Fox News, Newsmax, One America News, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Free Beacon, and The Washington Times, and,

Whereas, conservatives have been ruthlessly suppressed and silenced by Twitter, and,

Whereas, conservatives respect the independence of the newsgathering media and believe it should report honestly and truthfully in a way resilient to public pressure, but this resilience does not preclude minor operational adjustments requested by an outlet’s consumers when those adjustments do not demand changes to content or editorial,

We, the undersigned, resolve that each of the aforementioned media outlets should do the following by or before 10 February 2020:

  • Establish and maintain an account on Gab, Parler, or at least one other Twitter-alternative microblogging platform;
  • Place a link to that account in a position on the outlet’s website equal in prominence to that given to Twitter, if applicable;
  • Adopt clear editorial guidelines that advise – but do not require – that any story that references posts from three or more social media accounts, shall include at least one post or comment from a social media platform other than Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, or YouTube.

We do further resolve to boycott reading or viewing any of the aforementioned media outlets which do not adopt these minor and reasonable changes – and email confirmation of their compliance with these changes to – and that this boycott shall be effective upon non-compliant outlets as of 11 February 2020, with the announcement of the boycott to being widely communicated to the signers of this petition and others.

We remain, until February 11, your faithful viewers and readers.

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