Twitter Locks Trump Campaign Account With Only Three Weeks Left to Election
By Breitbart. Twitter locked the account of @TeamTrump, an official Trump campaign account, citing the same policy it used to ban links to the New York Post’s bombshell story on hitherto unrevealed links between Joe Biden and the Ukrainian gas giant Burisma.
Mike Hahn, a social media manager for Team Trump, revealed the censorship in a tweet earlier today.
“Twitter has suspended TeamTrump for posting a video calling Joe Biden a liar who has been ripping off our country for years, as it relates to the @nypost article” said Hahn. He added the suspension comes “19 days out from the election.” . . .
19 days out from the election. pic.twitter.com/Z9FFzridyr
— Mike Hahn (@mikehahn_) October 15, 2020
TeanTrump is the official account of the Trump campaign. It has 2.2 million followers and plays a critical role in disseminating the campaign’s messages on Twitter. The fact that it is unable to post is a major advantage granted by Twitter to the Biden campaign.
Twitter is also labeling links to the website of the House Judiciary Committee as “potentially unsafe,” because Republicans on the Committee posted material from the New York Post’s story to the site.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 15, 2020
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Wikipedia Censors Negative Stories About Biden, Call New York Post “Unreliable”
By Breitbart. Wikipedia has joined Twitter and Facebook in seeking to suppress revelations from the New York Post about Hunter Biden allegedly securing a meeting between his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, and a high-level adviser to Ukrainian energy company Burisma where the younger Biden served as a board member and which faced serious corruption allegations. Editors recently deemed the Post an “unreliable source” on Wikipedia and cited this as a reason to exclude mention of the story.
Previously, editors have slanted content on Wikipedia regarding the Biden-Burisma controversy and also joined in Big Tech censorship campaigns to suppress the name of the alleged whistleblower who sparked the Ukraine-focused impeachment of President Donald Trump. . .
Editor “Soibangla” promptly removed the material on the story claiming “this story smells” and arguing it was based on “unreliable” sources. The editor who had added the material restored it and questioned how the Post and Fox News could be deemed unreliable. At the discussion page, Soibangla cited a list on Wikipedia of sources whose reliability has been assessed by the site community, which shows the Post listed as unreliable and Fox News discouraged for politically contentious claims. Both outlets have only recently been downgraded with Fox News being discouraged as a political source in July and the Post being deemed ureliable in a discussion last month.
Numerous conservative news outlets have been downgraded or outright banned from use on Wikipedia in recent years, including Breitbart News. Discussions on such downgrades and bans, which began in earnest after editors banned the Daily Mail, have typically been dominated by the site’s left-wing editors. After removing direct links to the Post and backing the material with reports about the story in sources still considered “reliable” on Wikipedia, an editor still removed it, though it was again restored. Soibangla insisted on the article’s discussion page that the material should still be removed given it originated in the Post and also badgered the user who added the material in the comment section of his profile page.
Paul Lee, known currently as “Valjean” on Wikipedia, went further in arguing against the material by claiming the Post story was “likely Russian disinformation.” Lee is heavily involved in articles regarding debunked claims Trump colluded with Russia to rig the 2016 election. Most notably, Lee is the primary author of the Steele dossier’s article where Lee has filled the page with commentary defending the discredited dossier’s veracity. He also actively pushes extreme Russia collusion conspiracy theories on Twitter and has drafted articles pushing Russia-related anti-Trump smears. More egregiously, Lee’s personal editing space includes an essay suggesting Trump had the Saudis kill Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi for criticizing him and might have other journalists killed if re-elected. (Read more from “Wikipedia Censors Negative Stories About Biden, Call New York Post “Unreliable” HERE)
YouTube Bans Numerous Pro-Trump Channels Over Last Week
By Daily Mail. YouTube has banned videos promoting QAnon, cracking down on videos that target an individual or group with ‘conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence.’
The online video service, owned by Google parent Alphabet, said on Thursday that it would begin enforcing expanded hate and harassment policies immediately and would ‘ramp up’ in the weeks to come. . .
YouTube said in a statement that it would now ‘prohibit content that targets an individual or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify real-world violence.’
‘One example would be content that threatens or harasses someone by suggesting they are complicit in one of these harmful conspiracies, such as QAnon or Pizzagate,’ the company added. (Read more from “YouTube Bans Numerous Pro-Trump Channels Over Last Week” HERE)
Twitter Banning User Accounts that Post About Explosive Biden Corruption Emails
By WND. Just when you thought Big Tech companies couldn’t be more obvious with their partisan censorship, they’ve outdone themselves just weeks before the presidential election.
On Wednesday, Twitter was blocking users from sharing a link to the New York Post’s bombshell investigative report citing emails allegedly exposing a meeting Hunter Biden initiated between his father, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — who was vice president at the time — and Ukrainian businessman Vadym Pozharskyi.
According to the emails acquired by the Post, “Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.” (Read more from “Twitter Banning User Accounts that Post About Explosive Biden Corruption Emails” HERE)
Twitter Censors Official House Judiciary Account; Jim Jordan Returns Fire
By Breitbart. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) posted the entire text of an explosive New York Post story about Hunter and Joe Biden on his congressional website on Thursday, after Twitter censored a link to the House Judiciary GOP’s website where the story text was also posted.
The House Judiciary GOP account tweeted, along with a link to Jordan’s website: “Twitter censored our last link! So, we put the article on @Jim_Jordan‘s website. Nice try, @jack. But, we won’t stop. Click, share, and RT!”
Twitter censored our last link! So, we put the article on @Jim_Jordan's website.
Nice try, @jack. But, we won't stop.
Click, share, and RT!https://t.co/DwJTdvqbUB
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) October 15, 2020
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