Twitter Follows Facebook, Deletes Trump Campaign Post Over COVID-19

Twitter Follows Facebook, Deletes Trump Campaign Post Over COVID-19

Update (2052ET): Hours after Facebook nuked a clip of President Trump telling “Fox & Friends” that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19, Twitter has followed suit – reportedly locking the Trump campaign account and deleting the offending tweet, according to the Washington Post (which erroneously reported that Twitter had banned Trump’s personal account).

Twitter spokesperson Liz Kelley told the Post that the tweet “is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation. The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again.”

As of this report, the tweet appears to have been removed from the @teamtrump timeline. It is unclear if the account can post once again.

Just when Mark Zuckerberg really looked to be making inroads with Trump and his inner circle by resisting a corporate ad boycott on the grounds that it was a misguided attempt to push more conservative voices off the world’s most popular social media platform, Facebook on Wednesday removed a post from the president’s page for containing allegedly “false and misleading” information about the coronavirus.

The post that was removed contained a snipped from a Fox & Friends morning interview with Trump from earlier Wednesday where the president claimed young children are “almost immune” to the virus.

“This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation,” a Facebook spokesman said.

Twitter kicked off the trend of tagging, altering or removing Trump’s social media posts, alleging lies and inaccuracies that have always existed in political communication, but are now, for some reason, considered “harmful” or otherwise wrong.

Then again, the partisans alleging “harm” here are the same ones who slammed the NYT for “putting black journalists lives in jeopardy” by running an editorial written by a sitting US Senator.

Trump responded to Twitter’s practice of tagging his tweets with an executive order threatening to remove a liability shield from social media platforms that interfere with the content of users.

This is the first time Facebook has removed any content posted by the president’s official or campaign account for allegedly violating the social network’s policies.

via zerohedge

13 comments

  1. This is why I don’t go on either of those websites. They are a two face punk companies. They talk about free speech. YEAH! Only if it fits their agenda. Or Marxist ways.

    1. Biden says, “Come on, man. Come on, dude. Come on, dumbass. Come on, dipshit. Come on, asshole. Come on, motherfucker. Come on, cocksucker. Come on, fuckface. Come on, bitch. Come on, cuntace. Come on, stupid shit. Come on, faggot. Come on, shithead. Come on, whore. Come on, dickhead.” He’s talking to his Democratic supporters.

  2. This is more justification for regulating Big Tech companies like utilities. I’d like to know where all their epidemiologists and medical doctors got their degrees. Big Tech companies are unqualified to pass judgement on ANYTHING medical. FCC Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act needs to be amended to strip these companies from exercising unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter virtually any form of communication between private citizens and large public audiences. They have been censoring conservatives now for years and that has to STOP!!

    Section 230 does not permit social media companies that alter or editorialize users’ speech to escape civil liability

  3. Well, conservatives can help the President Out, just by tweeting and Facebook campaigning for him. If they try to freeze or cut us out, they’ll lose alot of accounts, etc.

  4. I’m wondering when did Twitter become Drs to know what information is medically true or a false?
    So much deception!!

    1. They didn’t become medical experts. They are abusing the power that the demons gave them, to help run the country in their demonic image.
      Section 230 Protects them from liabilities, so they can ‘publish’ what they want.
      If concerned citizens would simply vote for conservative candidates, maybe Trump can get a conservative House and Senate, and alter the protections these Marxists enjoy.

    2. Biden says, “Come on, man. Come on, dude. Come on, dumbass. Come on, dipshit. Come on, asshole. Come on, motherfucker. Come on, cocksucker. Come on, fuckface. Come on, bitch. Come on, cuntace. Come on, stupid shit. Come on, faggot. Come on, shithead. Come on, whore. Come on, dickhead.” He’s talking to his Democratic supporters.

  5. We the people want to hear whatever our President wants to tell us. It is outrageous that you are deleting our Presidents information. It is not for you to decide who is ok or not ok to leave on.
    Facebook and twitter need to be closed down.

    1. I agree, I believe That Trump is the ONLY President who tells us what is going on…unlike the last President…and everyone was complaining that Obama never tells us what is going on…..

  6. We the people want to hear whatever our President wants to tell us. It is outrageous that you are deleting our Presidents information. It is not for you to decide who is ok or not ok to leave on.
    Facebook and twitter need to be closed down.

  7. You got that right. Whst we need to ask is if it is legal for Facebook to use it’s platform [ a public and open use software medium] to only post the Democrat Party Propaganda and close off the GOP message? Especially in a Crucial Election Year. Many people know are getting off FB for that very reason. THere is “FreeTalkApp” that can be used. I think the GOP should move there and take the President’s 81 Million followers from FB and his 41.7 million followers on Twitter, not to mention his other 40 million accounts on GOP, Trump Campaign @rel Donald Trump and the rest of the trump family accounts on these sites, MAGA, and others. I say Social Media would suffer a MAGA financial $$$ Loss if this were to happen. f the President publicly pointed out to the American people that FB and Twitter are only for Lefty liberals.. Then Free Talk App would become as popular or more popular then the other 2 social Media Oligarchs, and we could see a fair fight as to which of the three would survive.

    1. Biden says, “Come on, man. Come on, dude. Come on, dumbass. Come on, dipshit. Come on, asshole. Come on, motherfucker. Come on, cocksucker. Come on, fuckface. Come on, bitch. Come on, cuntace. Come on, stupid shit. Come on, faggot. Come on, shithead. Come on, whore. Come on, dickhead.” He’s talking to his Democratic supporters.

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