Conservative group starts Facebook alternative
A group of conservatives is launching their own social networking site called Tea Party Community 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 co-founder’s of the social networking site say it has already drawn nearly 50,000 members.
“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.
Crow said it’s no coincidence that The Tea Party Community has a very similar look and feel to Facebook.
“That was intentional,” Crow said. “We didn’t want there to be a learning curve for the new members.”
You can “friend” people and “like” posts. You can also join pages and meet up with like-minded conservatives in your home state. And like Facebook – The Tea Party Community is free of charge.
Crow said he’s not surprised by the popularity of the new site. He expects it to become not just a social networking site – but a political networking site.
“This helps us begin the organizational process of the Tea Party movement,” Crow said. “We’ve been a little too disorganized. It cost us the election in 2012. We’ve all agreed – never again.”
By J.J. Smith, Publisher