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This is 23 year old Mark Lutchman from Philadelphia:
He’s a father and a member of the National Guard. He’s also very politically outspoken, well written, and has a large following on social media. He runs a page called “The Colored Conservative” found here. As you can probably tell from the name, he is a black right winger, and thus has become a target. Currently he has 107,000 followers. The user interaction on his page is off the charts. Look at all the comments, likes, and shares he gets on typical posts:
His average posts get thousands of likes, hundreds, if not thousands of comments, and thousands of shares. That’s insane for a person with the size of his following. It tells you that his content is something that appeals to lots of people who come to Facebook often just to see what he’s saying. Facebook is making money off of him and selling the data on his followers to advertisers.
For a comparison Masslive has about 100,000 followers, very similar to his following. Here’s what interaction looks like on their page:
Not even a fraction of his. This tells you that he’s doing a good job and providing content that people want to see.
Things were going well for him. This was a full time job, and he used the platform (that he built up with quality content and hard work) to share links to his blog – TheLitchmanReport.com. Check it out. It’s a pretty tame blog. Nothing outrageous. No foul language. No nudity. No “hate speech.” Just a guy expressing his right wing opinions on current events.
But this is not his first Facebook page. A previous page of the same name had 300,000 followers. On November 8 he woke up and his page was gone. All that hard work, down the drain. He had no posts removed. He was not made aware of WHY his page was taken dow. He did not get an email or a notification. It was just GONE!!
He’s been trying to reach them for months ever since, but like Turtleboy knows all too well, no one actually works at Facebook. There’s no phone number that small business owners like us can call. You are at the mercy of their robots, even though they claim human beings are making these judgement calls.
But it gets worse.
To show you what Big Brother looks like, try sharing a link from thelutchmanreport.com on Facebook. This is what happens:
Now try copy and pasting the link and sending it to someone in Facebook messenger. Watch what happens:
His website is “deemed to be unsafe.”
This is INSANE. We’ve had a lot of shit taken down, but they’ve never blacklisted our site outright. Yet you could share a link to any porn site on Facebook or send it in messenger. Sure, it might get taken down, but it’s not blacklisted. He is though. Makes sense.
Facebook’s policies are clear – outspoken conservative black men are dangerous and unsafe. Social justice warriors whine about racism and white people keeping the black man down a lot. Well, here’s a white billionaire banning a black man from his site because his conservative but respectful speech is “unsafe.” So where are the SJWs at? Oh right, he’s not the right kind of black guy, which is why he’s under attack in the first place. He plays for the wrong team.
He’s posted extensively about it and how it has affected him and his family on the new Facebook page:
My name is Mark Lutchman. In September 2016 i started a Facebook page titled after myself. It took me a year of time & effort but I built a following of over 300,000. This page & the hard work I put into building it provided me a stable living for me as a 23 year old single father of a 3 year old girl. I am also a part time Army National Guardsman.
Exactly one year after the election on November 8th 2017, My page & everything I built suddenly vanished. My website was blacklisted from the site, And with it, all of my income was suddenly gone. I lost absolutely everything. But what tears me apart the most is that I lost the chance to give my daughter the life that I had planned to give her.
Facebook won’t even respond to me, I’ve been trying to contact them since that day! And have not gotten a response as to why this happened. I now have to work at a diner serving food to survive and take care of my child. It really traumatized me, I am really a nobody in the grand scheme of things and this billion dollar company stole my whole life away from me without blinking an eye.
I am a human being with first amendment rights! My business is destroyed and my life is ruined with no explainable reason! Many people lost their pages I am not the only one! Facebook has ruined so many lives and won’t even acknowledge the people who they destroyed. It’s time to hold them accountable. Tell us why you are taking down conservative pages & ruining businesses. Tell me why I have to look at my daughter & explain to her that we will never have the same life again. It’s time to start talking, Facebook.
This is what Facebook does – they hurt innocent people. They attack small business owners. Mark Zuckerberg is worth $66 billion, and this guy is simply trying to make ends meet by using Zuckerberg’s monopoly to give people content that they clearly want. This guy’s self made business supports his child. Why does Mark Zuckerberg want his daughter to starve? Why is he intentionally hurting small businesses? This man has served his country and is embodying the American dream by running his own business. Why is Facebook trying to hurt him instead of trying to help him?
His frustrations are the exact same as ours. He feels helpless going against this mega-monopoly and cannot even get someone from their company on the phone. He’s done absolutely nothing wrong. Stories like this are far too common, and Facebook MUST answer for this. Share his story. Share our story. And seriously, send it to your congressman, or any congressman for that matter. They’ve brought Diamond and Silk many times at these congressional hearings, so they listen. Congress needs to know about this and they need to fix it. Facebook must be responsible for their actions when they’re profiting so much off of our data and patronage on their site.
Tonight’s podcast will feature Mark Lutchman, so make sure you download tomorrow and follow us on iTunes and SoundCloud.
They should indicate what is “unsafe” about the link or site that has caused it to be blocked. They should also indicate why his initial site was shut down. That said, implying that it was simply because he was conservative (or black, or both) is just as dumb as them not being more informative about why the sites were blocked or the page shut down. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not blindly defending their actions, I’m just not blindly damning them either. Your rant sounds like you believe conservative sites are the only ones that ever get shut down, conservative links are the only ones that get blocked and its done simply because they are conservative. This is all simply naive and a bit snowflake-ish. A site with that kind of numbers, in followers and activity is a treasure trove for facebook. For them to shut it down, something must have seriously violated the terms of service. I have a very hard time believing that they did it without any explanation. What I can believe is that the explanation wasn’t acceptable to, understood (or even received) by the person whos page it was, and they are looking to stoke some outrage. The problem here is that no one will ever know if an explanation was given as that would only be known of by the page owner and only truly known to them if they still have access to the email address they gave to facebook initially.
MeWe.com is an alternative.
I just set up an account for when it gets more mainstream.
I once fought off a hoarde of liberals who wanted to pepper the angus of my good friend and fellow county sheriff up in Middlesex. I shot 17 of them with beanbags and then served papers on them before cooking up a mess of ribs.
Reddit, FaceBook, and other social media based in UberLiberal San Francisco area are rushing to censor any content not liberal, claiming it came from Russian trolls, not patriotic Americans.
It will only get worse. Just watch.
Go get em turtle. Fuck this censorship shit.
Time to get the Congressional Black Caucus involved. Oh wait, they hate Conservatives, too.
#deletefacebook it`s the patriotic thing to do….
MASSLIVE has done the same thing to ALL conservative commentators! Big red flashing sign “your account has been suspended”.I consider it a medal of honor.
I am very happy to announce that I have never had a Facebook account (or page, or whatever they call it), and I never intend to have one. I have no need to give the world the everyday details of my life and I do not crave attention from strangers.
Just another reason not to use social media.
Conservatives need to start mobilizing and mass-report liberal pages as well. Conservatives refuse to acknowledge or understand they are in a war, the object of which (from the other side’s perspective) is their annihilation, and the other side will stop at absolutely nothing to achieve their objective.
Ah, the tolerant left shutting down speech with which they disagree. How Hitler / Communist-esque of them.
Before people start with the “TB is whining ” crap, remember that he is a businessman and his largest distributor just arbitrarily shut him down. It’s akin to trying to run a liquor store and the Budweiser distributor pulls the plug on you for no reason. You’re kind of fucked with a lot of your customers.
Note that this is how a large, left-wing mouthpiece corporation treats a man who served his country. Delete your Facebook accounts accordingly and register your displeasure with Liddle Zuck.