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The Heritage Foundation in an announcement Tuesday vowed to not accept funds from large technology companies over what it said was a bias against conservative views from such players as Facebook and Google.
The Foundation shared a on Tuesday where their president Kay C. James said that she's signing a pledge with other conservative leaders that calls out the Big Tech companies for censorship, and refuses to accept contributions from them.
"The Heritage Foundation will not in good conscience accept money from companies that repeatedly and blatantly attempt to silence conservative speech they don't agree with," James said in her statement . "Every time a new case of censorship comes to light, these companies trot out excuses and promises to do better. Enough is enough. I stand united with other conservative leaders against Big Tech's censorship of conservative voices."
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We rejected six-figure donations from Facebook and Google last year.
Today we're pledging to no longer accept financial support from Big Tech companies as long as they continue to suppress conservative viewpoints.- Heritage Foundation (@Heritage)
There is little evidence of a bias against conservatives on social media platforms such as Facebook, where some of the most popular pages are right-leaning.
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The top three performing posts by U.S. Facebook posts on Monday and Tuesday were from Fox News and the conservative commentators Dan Bongino and Ben Shapiro.
Criticism of tech companies on the right has been rising, however, especially since Twitter banned former President Trump from their platforms.
The Heritage Foundation turned down a pair of contributions from tech giants Google and Facebook that was worth six figures in March,
Kenya: Lamu's motorcycles-taxis, revealing an island in the existential crisis .
© Tony Karumba / AFP The presence of taxis motorcycles divides this peaceful island of the Indian Ocean, which has lived for centuries at the rate Dhows (ships) and donkeys. At the end of the wharf which runs along the old town of Lamu to Kenya, a municipal employee challenges a motor taxi who tries to sneak into the flow of donkeys, pedestrians and carts. The pilot stops, pretends surprise and misunderstanding.