STRAIGHT-UP ORWELLIAN BULLSHIT: Instagram censors post for linking Joe Biden’s 1994 law to mass incarceration.
Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday censored as “false” a user’s claim that President-elect Joe Biden’s 1994 crime law contributed to the mass jailing of black people.
That claim is vehemently supported by both left-wing and conservative criminal justice reform advocates, and by lawyers for people with long prison sentences.
Artist Brad Troemel, who has more than 100,000 Instagram followers, posted a photo of Biden and then-President Bill Clinton, writing: “Find someone that looks at you the way Biden looked at Clinton after Clinton signed Biden’s crime bill into law. Bringing mass incarceration to black Americans.”
The post was quickly censored with an interstitial warning saying it is “False Information.”
A message explaining the censorship says, “Independent fact-checkers say this information has no basis in fact.” Users are told the claim was rated “False” by a USA Today reporter, Doug Stanglin, in July.
This is quite extraordinary.
Twitter on Wednesday announced they were switching back rules to before the election.
The rules served their purpose. They were able to list any criticism of the fraudulent election as “disputed” or “fake news.”
And they especially hit President Trump hard.
Facebook, Twitter execs donated big bucks to Biden while blocking Hunter news
Facebook and Twitter executives poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, all while blocking the New York Post’s exposé about Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings.
The revelation comes amid accusations from President Trump and other Republicans that Silicon Valley is censoring conservative voices, sparking a push for the companies to lose their liability protections.
A review of Federal Election Commission records show Facebook’s vice president of public policy and chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, donated $99,440.01 to Democrats and Biden in the final weeks of the race.
Egan donated the maximum contribution of $2,800 to the former veep’s White House bid on Sept. 8 and Oct. 1 before ponying up a whopping $55,000 for the Biden Victory Fund and $35,500 for the Democratic National Committee.
You'd better get busy taking screenshots, everything's going to be wiped next week:
Twitter to scrub posts claiming vaccines ‘cause harm’ or ‘used to control populations’ in latest ‘conspiracy’
— Tess Summers (@tesssummers98) December 17, 2020