Conservatives launch Reaganbook, a “Facebook for patriots”

Tired of Facebook's supposed liberal bias, a group of right-wingers are giving social media the Gipper glow

Published July 29, 2014 6:22PM (EDT)

Ronald Reagan           (AP/Barry Thumma)
Ronald Reagan (AP/Barry Thumma)

Tired of seeing mild-mannered patriots like Peter "I'm thrilled to be considered the leader of a hate-group by the Southern Poverty Law Center" LaBarbera censored by the far-left totalitarians who run billionaire entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg's social media site, a group of dedicated conservatives are taking matters into their own hands by creating a right-wing alternative called — what else? — Reaganbook.

"We’re tearing down walls of tyranny and censorship!" proclaimed Janet Porter, the president of Faith2Action, in an announcement about Reaganbook's launch. She went on to note that Facebook employees would soon be participating in a march in favor of gay rights (this is evidently a bad thing), something her audience was to understand the people behind Reaganbook would never do.

Beyond being a safe space for anti-LGBT patriots who are tired of being relentlessly persecuted simply for wanting to deny other people their rights, Reaganbook's backers are promoting the site as an alternative to Facebook in one other key respect: privacy.

"We stand by what Ronald Reagan said, ‘Government has no power except those voluntarily granted to it by we the people,'" claim Reaganbook's site-runners. "The same holds true for your social media," they promise. "We will not partner with government agencies or divulge any user information without a court order because Free Speech is not for sale."

Currently, Reaganbook only has about 70 members, so the community is rather on the small side. But you know that famous Reagan quote about how a small group of dedicated people is the only thing that ever changes the world, right? That was Reagan, wasn't it?

You can watch Porter announce Reaganbook below, via Right Wing Watch:

By Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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