Speaking one’s truth can be quite an inconvenience – it can make one a target for harassment, doxing, censorship and even death threats.
This was what happened to Conservative media personality Laura Loomer.
Describing herself as a “guerilla journalist,” Loomer, during an interview with Mike Adams, noted that she had a relatively early head start in the media industry.
According to Loomer, she started working as an undercover investigative journalist for Project Veritas during her senior year at Barry University – a move that Loomer said, eventually led to her dismissal from the school.
In her interview, Loomer said that despite being an honor student and an active member of the local College Republicans chapter at her university, she ended up getting dismissed by school administrators just one month before she was supposed to graduate because of an investigative project she produced.
“One month prior to graduation, my university expelled me, accusing me of creating a hostile environment for making a video where I exposed the fact that they would have allowed for an ISIS club to exist on campus while they discriminated against College Republicans,” Loomer said.
This did not faze her, however. Instead, it just pushed her to do more.
“After that, I began working full time with Project Veritas and I was undercover in the Hillary Clinton campaign throughout 2015 and 2016, exposing voter fraud and corruption,” Loomer said in her interview, adding that she stayed with Project Veritas for three years.
During her stay at Project Veritas, Loomer conducted investigations on several issues like voter fraud for the media firm. These investigations, Loomer said, soon impacted the 2016 presidential race.
Loomer, however, soon left the media and activist group to start her own media firm, Luminate Media.
“I left Project Veritas because I wanted to start my own media company and I wanted to be my own personality and do investigative journalism that wasn’t undercover,” Loomer said.
According to Loomer, who also operates the site Loomered.com, she quickly generated a massive online following – an achievement that she attributes to the popularity of her viral videos, which form the backbone of her investigative journalism projects.
These videos usually involve her showing up to events where she would interview high-profile Democratic politicians and figures such as Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters.
“I would confront them on live stream for everybody to watch. And so you never knew what was gonna go down because it was all on live stream and so it was very exciting for people to watch,” Loomer said, adding that her videos were “very successful” when it comes to exposing the aforementioned personalities and calling them out for their hypocrisies and double standards.
This has become a sort of a double-edged sword for Loomer, however, with the journalist noting that while her incisive videos and investigative reports have become popular among conservatives, they have also caused her to earn the ire of several big names from the Liberals.
“As a result of my effectiveness in my investigative journalism – particularly my investigative report into Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, prior to them becoming actual members of congress – the Democrats decided to partner with Big Tech and I was de-platformed and banned everywhere,” Loomer said.
According to Loomer, this led to her becoming the “Most Censored Person” in the United States.
“I would say I was the Female Patient Zero – Alex Jones was the Male Patient Zero – in Big Tech’s grand experiment to see how far they could take their censorship and violation of civil rights of conservative content creators,” Loomer said, referring to the radio host and InfoWars founder who was also de-platformed and banned because of his often controversial conservative views. (Related: Laura Loomer: “I am now the most banned woman in the world”.)
“I am now the most censored person in this country, literally banned on every social media site, I’ve been de-banked, I’ve been de-platformed and it’s just because I speak the truth,” Loomer added.
This censorship from Big Tech is far-reaching; Loomer noted that even mere mentions of her name or linking to her website can cause people to get barred from accessing their own social media accounts.
“Right now I’m running for congress, and if you post “Laura Loomer” or if you post articles from my site, oftentimes they suspend you,” Loomer, who is seeking the GOP nomination in Florida’s 21st congressional district, revealed.
According to Loomer, this is an effect of Big Tech’s decision to brand her and a host of other high-profile Conservative figures as “dangerous individuals.”
Loomer insists she is not.
“They labeled us as ‘dangerous individuals’ and under their classification of a ‘dangerous individual’ was a serial killer, a human trafficker or a terrorist and obviously I’m neither of those things,” Loomer explained in her interview, decrying the fact that actual dangerous individuals and organizations such the KKK and Antifa, as well as pedophile groups still have access to Big Tech’s online platforms.
“It’s clear that the bias is against the conservatives,” Loomer said.
According to Loomer, while her concerns regarding Big Tech’s censorship of conservative voices may be seen as trivial by many, it’s actually not.
“People say oftentimes ‘oh it’s not that big of a deal, it’s just social media, get over it,’ but they don’t understand how far they’re taking this, these Big Tech social media companies, or these Tech Tyrants or these Techno-Fascists as I’d like to call them,” Loomer said, noting that technology giants such as Facebook, Twitter and the like, are now establishing what looks to be their version of a social credit scoring system in the United States.
This is in reference to a system recently put in place in China, wherein the government ranks the population based on their “social credit” which, in turn, is based on their behavior and how they act according to standards set by the government.
Loomer also noted that, in addition to pushing for potentially dangerous measures against conservative voices, Big Tech also allowed – albeit unofficially – the use of violence against those like her who dare speak up against the companies’ glaring bias and prejudice, adding that Facebook basically said it was alright if people posted threats and incited high-severity violence against her.
The latter happened the day after Loomer lodged a defamation suit against the California-based tech giant.
“When we say that these Radical Leftists in Big Tech want you dead, it’s not a conspiracy theory,” Loomer explained, adding that while such a situation may seem to be too improbable and farfetched for other people, it’s a grim reality for most conservative voices and personalities.
“It might sound a little out there for people, but when a company – one of the largest tech companies in the world, a multi-billion dollar company – targets a private citizen who doesn’t have any major financial backing per se, with incitements of violence against their lives simply for challenging them, that’s a problem and that should not be happening here in America,” Loomer stressed.
As reported by TechCrunch, however, the U.S. appeals court in Washington, D.C. has since dismissed Loomer’s lawsuit.
Loomer stressed that while she herself is not, in any way, dangerous, she is willing to admit that in many ways her truth is – at least to the Left’s agenda.
“I’m not dangerous – maybe my truth is dangerous to their Leftist agenda – but that’s what they do, they try to brand you and defame you and then most people don’t question it because most people – average people who maybe aren’t really politically involved, or people who don’t watch the news, or those who don’t live and breathe in the world of social media – they’re like ‘if Facebook is saying she’s dangerous, and if the company’s taking that hardline position, then maybe it’s true,’” Loomer lamented.
Despite the dog pile launched by Big Tech and Democrats against her, Loomer shows no sign of stopping. In fact, according to a report by Breitbart, Loomer – who has built her platform on the idea of protecting free speech — raked in a 9-point lead during the Florida congressional race.
Earlier this year, Florida GOP chairman and state senator Joe Gruters, sponsored a bill inspired by Loomer that seeks to eliminate what he considers a liberal political bias held by the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and other large social media companies.
According to Gruters, his bill is “not partisan” and is intended to allow people to speak freely in the “digital public square” no matter what their opinions are.
The bill would make social media companies with more than 75 million subscribers liable for damages if they delete or censor a user’s “religious speech or political speech” or if they use certain algorithms to target certain religious or political views.
Watch the full interview: