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SACRAMENTO, California, November 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Democratic California governor Gavin Newsom revealed at a press conference on Friday that his children have returned to their private school classrooms for in-person instruction. However, public school students in the district in which he lives, as well as throughout most of California, remain locked out of their schools.

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Twitter just deplatformed President Trump premanently! And, other conservatives, including General Flynn and Sidney Powell, were also deplatformed.

Conservatives, Christians and freedom-loving Americans of all political persuasions must now take a decision to preserve their free speech AND their ability to peaceably assemble by dumping Twitter and Big Tech, and by finding other good alternatives to communicate with each other and share their opinions.

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When you use Twitter or Facebook to communicate, or Google to search for something online, these companies can stifle your ability to share your thoughts and opinions and manipulate your search results, threatening your privacy, your freedom of speech, and even our democracy.

Evidence suggests that Twitter and Facebook's 'community guidelines' are selectively enforced against conservatives and Christians, while Google rigs their search algorithms to direct traffic away from conservative and Christian websites, effectively choking traffic to those sites.

Simply put, Twitter, Facebook and Google (who owns YouTube) appear to be actively suppressing access to pro-freedom, pro-family and pro-life news and opinion.

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To repeat: a few liberal and completely unaccountable computer programmers in Silicon Valley are dictating what we do and do not see in our Twitter and Facebook feeds, and in our Google searches.

We, here, at LifeSite, also recently had our Twitter account suspended by the company over "misgendering" a man who claims to be a woman.

LifeSite has also experienced a fall-off in Google search-related traffic since the company updated its search algorithms at the beginning of May.

And, since the November election, Twitter and Big Tech appear to have dramatically INCREASED their censorship of conservatives and Christians as the President Trump disputed the results of the election and when evidence of election fraud began to mount.

Now, it seems likely that they are trying to cut-off conservative leaders (like President Trump) from conservatives on the ground, and effectively exclude us from the national conversation.

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The great irony is that, while Twitter, Facebook and Google executives talk a lot about maintaining freedom of speech and diversity, in fact, these hypocrites are ATTACKING free speech point-blank!

This kind of manipulation poses a lethal threat to our democracy, but as we see so clearly now, Twitter and Big Tech have shown no hesitation in excluding conservatives and Christians from the public square.

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Newsom said:

My children, they started to phase in, my four-year-old, my seven-year-old, nine-year-old, so they’re phasing back into school and we are phasing out of our very challenging distance learning that we’ve been doing, so many parents are doing up and down the state.

According to Politico, “Newson’s children attend a private school in Sacramento County that has a hybrid schedule that alternates remote and in-person education.” The school will return to normal operation next month. The article also says that all of the public schools in Sacramento County legally are allowed to reopen their classrooms:

But the county’s large public school districts — including San Juan Unified, which serves Newsom’s neighborhood — have yet to do so. Some Sacramento County districts plan to reopen elementary schools next month, while San Juan has a January goal date. Sacramento City Unified has yet to propose a reopening date.

The biggest push-back against opening schools comes from the California Teachers Association, the union representing teachers from across the state, who say it’s not safe to reopen classrooms without the ability to routinely test students and staff. In a letter to Newsom and other elected leaders, the CTA expressed the demand that the state ensure that “robust testing, tracing, and isolation support, along with the other prevention measures, are in place before additional students, their educators and support personnel return to in-person teaching and learning.”

Newsom’s press conference was held at the opening of a $25-million laboratory that tests for COVID-19, and increased testing should lead districts to reopen schools. He said he is eager for all schools to reopen, because the social and emotional learning that takes place in the classroom means that “the classroom is best place for our kids.” Those students who are not able to attend private schools and must settle for online instruction only often suffer academically, and that leads to a widening of the achievement gap.

According to The Daily Wire:

Pradeep Shankar, a radiologist and public health policy expert, said on Twitter that the “rich and elite will have children that will advance for more than those in public schools…and years from now, we will wonder with great concern about why we have a massive income gap[.]”