As the 2020 election season prepares to get into full swing, both Twitter and Google are clamping down on political advertising. For all intents and purposes, political ads have been eliminated by both outlets.
Because of that, President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, just came forward and accused the social media giants of “voter suppression,” the Daily Caller reports.
We can’t figure it out, so…
The move by Google and Twitter to eliminate these ads comes in response to reports of foreign trolls abusing the system in the 2016 election. Both companies are acting as though ads were not manipulated during past campaigns, when we all know this to have been true.
Trump almost exclusively used social media and internet ads in 2016 to defeat Hillary Clinton, and that is the real inspiration behind these “bans.”
Rather than fix the problem of trolls being able to abuse the system, both Google and Twitter have simply decided to eliminate it altogether — even if it means silencing legitimate ads from legitimate candidates.
It won’t work
The liberal powers that be are trying to kick the legs out from under Trump’s re-election campaign, but it is not going to work.
“Jared [Kushner] and I knew two days [after the election] that they’re going to start systematically trying to destroy everting we did in 2016,” Parscale stated.
He went on: “They have a culture within their companies and a bias within their companies — I don’t even think this is as much for the general public as it is to keep control of their own companies, because they’re places that are so liberal, so progressive, that they even thing giving us an opportunity to talk to our voters is something they need to stop because it’s the virtuous, righteous thing to do at this point.”
However, as Parscale also noted, they are way too late to hurt this president. One area where Trump’s campaign sorely lacked in 2016 was its ground game, but that is no longer the case.
At this point, the campaign estimates it has more than two million volunteers that are ready to knock on doors, gather phone numbers and email addresses, and get the word out about Trump.
While Google and Twitter are doing this to hurt Trump, it is also going to hurt candidates with smaller budgets that don’t have the help of the Democratic National Committee on a grand scale.
Apparently, if hurting candidates like Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg is collateral damage in stopping Trump, so be it.