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Conservatives Launch Facebook Alternative
Fox News Radio ^ | January 31, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 01/31/2013 10:08:44 AM PST by Perseverando

A group of conservatives is launching their own social networking site after enduring what they call years of censorship and liberal bullying on Facebook.

The Tea Party Community is expected to officially launch on Saturday – but the social networking site for conservatives has already drawn nearly 50,000 members.

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“It’s a new home for conservatives and the Tea Party movement in America,” said co-founder Ken Crow. “It’s a social community just for them.”

Crow partnered with Tim Selaty Sr. and Jr. to launch the new site last November – a “safe haven for the conservative movement where we can share ideas and thoughts and express ourselves without fear of retribution.”

“Most of us are subjected to censorship on Facebook,” Crow told Fox News. “I’ve been suspended there as have many of my friends. You also absorb a lot of abuse from liberals.”

Crow and many other conservatives believe Facebook is intentionally targeting conservatives.

“There’s absolutely no question in my mind,” he said.MORGAN

Jan Morgan Harrison, another prominent Tea Party conservative, said she strongly believes there is a bias against conservatives.

Harrison, who has more than 300,000 followers, said she’s been censored and sanctioned a number of times for her pro-Second Amendment postings. She’s become a vocal supporter of The Tea Party Community.

“I think Facebook needs some competition,” she told Fox News. “I know that when I go there and make a post it won’t be censored. It’s not going to be deleted. It has a long way to go as far as building up followers, but it does give us an alternative.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: conservative; conservativefb; facebook; socialnetworking; teaparty; teapartycommunity

1 posted on 01/31/2013 10:08:55 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

I’ve been on Facebook for nearly five years. I post conservative material all the time and I’ve never encountered a problem (knock on wood).


2 posted on 01/31/2013 10:13:56 AM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Perseverando

I’ve never experienced push back from Facebook itself. From users and page owners, but not from Facebook.

In any event:

https://www.teapartycommunity.com/

The servers were overloaded when I tried to sign up.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 10:20:49 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Perseverando

I post conservative info all the time on FB and have not had an issue. Have been on FB for 5-6 years.

I did go ahead and join the new site and will post info about the TP site on my FB page for friends are who TP members or like minded.

Thanks for the info.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 10:24:18 AM PST by Texas56
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To: Perseverando

Competition to FR?


5 posted on 01/31/2013 10:24:38 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: Perseverando

Great idea, bad execution.

The name stinks and branding is very important

Nothing against the tea partiers but to truely compete with Facebook it needs more of a politically nuetral Synecdoche simple name

Just replace a sentence you see with “Facebook” or “Myspace” in it with the “Tea Party Community” and you will see it doesn’t work.


6 posted on 01/31/2013 10:25:50 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Perseverando

I post conservative stuff on Facebook all the time. Never got it censored.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 10:31:03 AM PST by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: EveningStar

My Facebook account was disabled November 6, the minute Ohio was called for Obama. I don’t miss it.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 10:37:31 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: qam1

I agree. Surely there are copywriters and other advertising folks in the Tea Party movement?


9 posted on 01/31/2013 10:38:34 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Perseverando
Freedom Connector is a conservative social network that has been up and running for some time.
10 posted on 01/31/2013 10:44:43 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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Nourish FR's Garden!

Feed It Here

11 posted on 01/31/2013 10:48:31 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Perseverando

but the social networking site for conservatives has already drawn nearly 50,000 members.

Wow....50,000 members? We have more than that on Free Republic easily. I will stick with Facebook and Free Republic. I also put conservative stories and anti-Obama things on my page and NEVER do I receive any negative feedback. I guess it must be the type of people you are friiends with. If your friends are “bullying” you, why are you friends with them? I stick with friends who share my values which has made my Facebook experience incredible. These off shoots of the main attraction (Facebook) never survive or they become a blip in the main World. 1/3 of the World is on Facebook and you can’t find a group of briends who won’t bully you and have to find a page that has a zero bullying policy? It sounds liberal to me.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 10:49:18 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Facebook doesn’t miss you either. However, it is weird that you would have a tantrum over Ohio going for Obama and pull Facebook as if that was the reason for the win. Might want to rethink who to blame.....hint....Republicans! Romney!!! Certainly not Facebook!!!!


13 posted on 01/31/2013 10:52:46 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Fiji Hill

Freedom Connector is a conservative social network that has been up and running for some time.

lol. I love it! Sign up with Facebook....what a hoot!!!!!


14 posted on 01/31/2013 10:54:20 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Perseverando

I’ve not been censored, but many of my liberal friends have unfriended me. No problem. That they cannot tolerate anyone else’s position, or read anything that they don’t agree with says more about their closed-mindedness than anything else could do.

Liberals are totally closed to anyone else’s opinion. They never grew up to learn adult opinions on anything. They are stuck in pre-adolescence and are happy to be there. If their ideas don’t work they know the government will bail them out. What a deal!


15 posted on 01/31/2013 10:59:32 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: napscoordinator
Wow....50,000 members? We have more than that on Free Republic easily. I will stick with Facebook and Free Republic.

Facebook once had 50k members. The Zuck appreciates the continued access to your information and the ability to easily monitor your network of friends and associates.

16 posted on 01/31/2013 11:12:30 AM PST by RobertClark ("May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't" - George S. Patton)
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To: napscoordinator

All the friends I have are on my phone. If I want to see a picture of a family member, my kid can show me. The only thing I miss is Mafia Wars.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 11:19:08 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: Perseverando

I got banned from a Christianity and Islam forum for challanging the historicity of Mohammed.

I actually enjoy pissing off liberals.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 11:57:40 AM PST by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: qam1

Yeah, I was kind of thinking the same thing. I understand the need to clearly state the site is for conservatives and not to be ashamed about it either. My first and immediate impression was hmmm, little strong. Maybe that was their point also. However, this is why I like this site so much. It would not take any person more than a minute to clearly understand this site is almost completely full of conservatives and the few liberal trolls who visit trying to bait people. I want to support the “conservative” effort. We’ll see. Regardless, I hope the site does well.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 12:04:12 PM PST by Capt.Michaels (Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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To: EveningStar

I have too. Never had a problem.


20 posted on 01/31/2013 12:10:27 PM PST by MamaB
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To: EveningStar

That’s because you are a speck of dust, and not a landslide.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 12:12:18 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Perseverando

Am I supposed to use my Facebook fake name or a new fake name?


22 posted on 01/31/2013 12:15:04 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: RobertClark; napscoordinator

Monitor for what? What I think about Obama? You are on here doing the same thing I do on facebook.


23 posted on 01/31/2013 12:18:19 PM PST by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Capt.Michaels

The thing is it is not really an alternative to Facebook, it’s instead a Conservative forum/meeting/gathering place. There’s already dozens of those (like here for instance).

A true Conservative alternative to Facebook would be like Facebook but with enough differences, bells & whistles to be unique.

99% of the activity on Facebook is not political, so it would be nice to have a place to do all the good stuff on Facebook and share with your apolitical friends/family and the only difference being that Conservatives benefit instead of that Liberal Twerp Zuckermann.


24 posted on 01/31/2013 12:38:41 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Perseverando

Gee, I wonder how long it will last before it becomes a “Hate Site” and blocked?


25 posted on 01/31/2013 12:41:01 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: qam1

Ah, thank you. And yes, I agree. Zuckermann is an evil little twerp.


26 posted on 01/31/2013 6:18:21 PM PST by Capt.Michaels (Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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To: mbarker12474

I tried out that website. It’s not as easy to operate as FB, and it has many glitches that made responding to other posts hard to navigate.


27 posted on 01/31/2013 6:20:30 PM PST by ducttape45
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