Area man creates social media site for people “done with being called racist”

A Denver-area man announced plans Thursday for a new social media company aimed at those “tired of overly sensitive, politically correct individuals.”

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American flags (Lipton sale/Wikimedia Commons)

American flags (Lipton sale/Wikimedia Commons)

A Denver-area man announced plans Thursday for a new social media company aimed at those “tired of overly sensitive, politically correct individuals.”

A beta version of UncensoredPatriot.com will be launched later this month, CEO Kent Lewiss said Friday. He claims more than 25,000 people have already registered for the site.

Uncensored Patriot was described in a news release as going after informed people “tired of being told what we can say and cannot say” and people “done with being called racist for pointing out factual information.”

“My intended platform is not necessarily political. It’s more about having a place for people of all ages and races to unite,” Lewiss said. “Anything other than hate speech is going to be OK to post.”

Lewiss worries that Facebook’s algorithms and news aggregation promote “lies” and “propaganda” and censor facts that aren’t politically correct. Those fears were intensified by reports that Facebook workers were routinely censoring conservative news.

Incidentally, here is his most recent Facebook post.

A screenshot of a Facebook post from Kent Lewiss on July 8, 2016.

A screenshot of a Facebook post from Kent Lewiss on July 8, 2016.

He says his site will not feature content from “mainstream media” organizations like CNN or Fox News Channel, opting to go with the alternative sites Drudge Report, Info Wars, AMTV, Breitbart and Newsmax instead.

Given the current political climate and ongoing racial discussions in America, Lewiss does worry his site could become an online outlet for racist and sexist ideas to be shared. He’s still working on how to keep hate speech off the site.

“The word ‘patriot’ has been hijacked to be associated with a certain type of person,” Lewiss said. “My site is a place for people tired of the establishment and global elitists to unite and say ‘no’ to the New World Order.”

Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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