(Tea Party PAC) – Just about anyone who is a conservative is well aware of the fact that social media companies have been on a rampage for years against individuals who espouse a right-leaning point of view. Originally, these companies, like Twitter, just shadowbanned people’s accounts, preventing their tweets from being seen. No one actually knew when this was happening.
Now, however, Twitter and Facebook have become brazen in their attempts to violate a person’s First Amendment rights. Many times accounts have been banned for expressing a certain point of view or sharing information the left does not want to see posted online for the world to see.
Many have claimed this is just a conspiracy theory and that conservatives are just paranoid. Well, that’s certainly not true. Now this wicked form of censorship has hit President Trump and his political campaign.
Here are the details on this story via The Gateway Pundit:
The Washington Post corrected its report on Trump’s tweet. Trump’s campaign was banned from tweeting, not the President’s official Twitter account.
Twitter on Wednesday banned President Trump’s campaign from tweeting until they delete a tweet about the Coronavirus that the tech company says violates its “rules against misinformation.”
This is happening in an election year during a pandemic. Where is the DOJ? Where are the Republican lawmakers?
The Washington Post corrected its report that Twitter banned President Trump over his tweet of a video clip of a Fox News interview in which he said children are “almost immune” from Covid-19.
Twitter banned Trump’s campaign, not the President’s account.
Twitter hid the post and said he will not be able to tweet from his account until he deletes it, although he can appeal.
BREAKING: Twitter has banned President Trump from tweeting until he deletes a tweet about coronavirus the site says violates "rules against misinformation," according to the @WashingtonPost. pic.twitter.com/tyJQ27hM95
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 6, 2020
The tech giants are working together to silence the President of the United States and his campaign.
Facebook censored the President Trump on Wednesday, taking down a video posted to President Trump’s personal page of an interview on Fox and Friends from the morning in which Trump talked about children and the coronavirus as it relates to opening schools. Facebook claims Trump was spreading misinformation by saying in the interview that children are “almost immune” to the virus.
Twitter and Facebook might be private companies, but they have become the modern day public square, sharing and publishing and disseminating information for the masses. Most folks today get their news from these platforms. Therefore, Twitter and Facebook have a responsibility to present both sides and allow information to freely flow.
What we really, desperately need is an Internet Bill of Rights that will protect conservative media companies and allow the free expression of individuals so that the battlefield of ideas can be a place of vigorous debate and truth uncovered.