Facebook and Twitter have censored President Donald Trump or his reelection campaign 65 times but have not censored Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his campaign a single time, according to a new report from the Media Research Center’s (MRC) Techwatch.
Techwatch analyzed two years of social media posts from Trump, Biden, and their respective campaigns, between May 2018 and October 16, 2020. The analysis did not include any ads from political action committees (PACs) or super PACs in support of Trump or Biden. It also focused on social media posts, not paid advertisements, from the campaigns.
Twitter labeled, fact-checked, and removed tweets from the president and his campaign 64 times since Trump’s election in 2016. …
Twitter put “public interest” notices on Trump’s tweets about mail-in voting, COVID-19, and the Black Lives Matter protests. … The company also deleted three Trump tweets about hydroxychloroquine on July 28, 2020.
Not allowed on Twitter. Can’t imagine why.
Twitter has also cracked down on memes that Trump tweeted or retweeted. The company removed a meme from his June 30 tweet showing the president saying, “In reality, they’re not after me. They’re after you.” …
In 2017, a Twitter employee deactivated Trump’s account on the employee’s last day at work, leaving the president’s account offline for 11 minutes. …
According to the Daily Beast, Twitter has suspended nearly 10 percent of the unverified accounts Trump has retweeted since his inauguration. “Twitter’s always been fair to me, until the president of the United States retweeted me,” one user told the Daily Beast.
The Trump campaign’s accounts have also faced censorship on Twitter. The platform removed four of Team Trump’s videos and it suspended the Team Trump account for sharing the Hunter Biden story. …
Facebook has censored Trump and his campaign five times and Instagram removed one video.
Facebook removed a video attacking antifa from Trump’s personal page and his campaign’s page, claiming the video violated the platform’s “organized hate policy” by featuring an upside-down red triangle.
Facebook also moved to suppress the Hunter Biden story even before a fact-checker could address its claims.
Western politics would be lot further right, not so extreme left, if not for these companies.