Some conservatives have decided to ditch Facebook for an alternative that looks decidedly like, well, Facebook.
It's a social network dubbed the "Tea Party Community
," formed by a group of right-leaning social media fans who claim they've been bullied by legions of liberal Facebook users. So now they're doing their own thing:
"It's a new home for conservatives and the Tea Party movement in America," said site co-found Ken Crow, who claims it to be a "safe haven for the conservative movement where we can share ideas and thoughts without fear of retribution."
Justin "Filthy Liberal Scum" Rosario, a writer for leftie site Addicting Info
the Tea Party Community in high-snark fashion, calling it another example of the "bubble of right wing propaganda" conservatives blow for themselves. But research suggests that it's the left, not the right, communicating in an echo chamber. As social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has shown
, liberals are generally less accurate in their understanding of conservative ideas than conservatives are of liberal ideology.
As for the ostracism that conservatives like Crow complain of, that may be no illusion. Mediaite reported
last year that liberal Facebook and Twitter users were more likely than conservative users to block or "unfriend" folks holding political opinions at odds with their own.
Via Addicting Info and Mediaite