“I stay off Facebook and Twitter because they’re loaded with leftists.”
Over the last two or three years, I’ve heard a variation of those words at least fifty times. Many conservatives have given up on the popular social media platforms. Some have gone to smaller platforms that promote free speech. Others have left social media altogether. In many ways, it has been “mission accomplished” for the progressives in Big Tech.
But there’s a challenge with this mentality. While I won’t fault anyone for feeling they should’t participate in social media for political reasons, I believe it’s still an important tool for revealing the truth. Conservatives who choose to remain on social media should unite as we work to counter the leftist narrative that’s pervasive throughout. Why? Because it’s still one of the best ways to reach the masses with messages of limited-government. We can reach fellow conservatives with information they want. We can reach leftists with truths they need.
The American Conservative Movement is going to use social media as a weapon, just like leftists are doing today. It’s like wielding a “sword of truth” through which we can slice through the lies and propaganda that is so popular in mainstream media. We will share links of stories, videos, and podcasts. They won’t just be ours. When we see conservative news outlets offering messaging that aligns with our movement’s ideology, we’ll be active in sharing those as well.
Arguably the most powerful way the left utilizes social media is to rally behind individual causes, events, and actions. Many on the right do this as well, though not quite as effectively. Digital activism is going to play a major role in the ACM’s strategy. If we can unite as many conservatives as possible through social media, we’ll be able to grow and spread the tenets of conservatism much more easily.
To that end, this is an official call for likes, followers, and subscribers. Our Twitter and Facebook pages are aged nicely but we can definitely use more likes and follows to help us amplify the message. We are building our YouTube channel and Instagram page from scratch, so subscribers and followers there will help us launch those appropriately.
I’ve labeled this post as an “Event” because it needs to be ongoing. It isn’t just a matter of liking us or sharing our posts. We need as many patriots as possible to encourage others to follow us on social media. We’re behind the 8-ball, and not just because of our ideology. We’re entering the social arena late and we desperately need a groundswell to make us relevant on these platforms rapidly.
The left has been dominant on social media for years, but conservatives have been fighting back. We can use your support to build our presence. Please check out the American Conservative Movement today and help us build for tomorrow.