Big Tech has declared war on the Republican Party, whether conservatives want to admit it or not. We’re not just talking about Facebook taking down Uncle Bob’s “Hillary for Prison” memes either. We’re talking about a full-scale assault designed to keep conservative men and women from winning elections. Big Tech has nearly monopolized key parts of the internet. They openly use their influence to stop conservatives from getting their message out.
Part of the reason why the GOP isn’t properly responding to this assault by Big Tech is that they can’t agree on the best way to address the problem. Some conservatives advocate that Republicans form their own digital platforms to rival the liberal Silicon Valley leviathans. Others think we need to fight Big Tech on their own platforms to force a change.
While the Right is squabbling about strategy, Democrats like Mike Bloomberg are bolstering their ranks by hiring from these liberal high-tech companies. Former Facebook Chief Marketing Officer Gary Briggs has become the digital director of Mike Bloomberg 2020, and the former Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck has joined Bloomberg’s campaign digital marketing firm Hawkfish. The Hawkfish employees are working hard, as Bloomberg expects for all his companies. Glueck posted on Twitter that “this is a seven-day-a-week workplace through Super Tuesday and beyond.”
There is plenty of cash and enthusiasm on the Republican side to compete with the Left for their support of young people online. The real question is whether GOP party officials are willing to focus on young voters as an essential part of their campaign victory strategy. In the past, party consultants have soaked up millions of dollars for themselves by placing ineffective ads on television while pocketing enormous commissions. We’d be better off using that money with targeted advertising online.
Many young voters do not agree with Democrats’ extreme positions on abortion, the Second Amendment, and transgenderism. Conservatives just have to reach out to them with a better message. In this election cycle, all conservatives have to understand the importance of bucking the norm. Big Tech isn’t going to hand us victory without a fight.