WASHINGTON, DC- It appears to be a full-blown attack against the biggest pro-police pages on social media. And at least for Law Enforcement Today, the timing coincided with our endorsement of President Trump for re-election.
Needless to say, when we saw Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slamming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, we were virtually cheering out loud.
After all, both platforms have seemingly taken to making a life’s mission out of censoring conservatives, not to mention sites sympathetic to law enforcement.
The pure hypocrisy of both platforms is mind-boggling. How these platforms continue to maintain protection under Chapter 230 is puzzling. Clearly, they have taken on the role of publishers.
It is not of course limited to Fakebook and Twitter. Our National Spokesman, Kyle S. Reyes, and the owner of our company, Captain Robert Greenberg, have both been permanently banned from LinkedIn for allegedly posting “fake news.”
“We’ve been in touch with the biggest police pages and groups on social media,” said Reyes. “It’s not just us. It’s all of us. The biggest pages representing law and order in America. It appears to be a full-blown assault against the pages of those who serve and protect. That’s absolutely chilling.”
The interesting thing is the items they posted that were flagged as fake news were all widely sourced from other legitimate sites. At least one of the articles cited I wrote…and I am meticulous in making sure I cite my sources from legitimate sites.
We have currently seen our reach on Facebook “throttled”—or reduced—by approximately 90 percent. We are not the only ones. There are several other law enforcement sites experiencing the same thing.
Clearly, Fakebook is targeting not only conservatives, but also pro-law enforcement sites. Meanwhile, in the case of Twitter, they put warning labels on tweets sent by the President of the United States… yet let tweets from terror organizations such as Antifa remain on the platform untouched.
Twitter has also taken to “fact-checking” tweets or articles about election fraud. Of course, that only seems to apply to tweets or articles favoring Republicans.
One radio talk show host conducted a test. They posted a tweet in which they claimed that Stacey Abrams was really the governor of Georgia and she had been the subject of voter fraud. No such warning appeared on that tweet. Bias? You tell us.
Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called out Black Lives Matter, and we posted a story on Facebook about it. Below is a screenshot of our article.
Someone responded to the article, saying, “Eat a dick uncle tom.” We’d show you who it was, but THAT would ironically be a violation of Facebook’s terms.
Uncle Tom is, of course, a derogatory term for African Americans. That comment was reported to Facebook because clearly, such a racist comment had to violate their community standards, right? Apparently not.
They of course said it was their “technology” that reviewed our report and did not take the content down.
“We understand that the content may be offensive or hurtful. Facebook is a global community. People express themselves differently, but we only take down content that goes against our standards. We review and update our standards regularly, with the help of experts.”
So, let us get this straight.
Fakebook will take down comments about possible election fraud, COVID-19 posts that don’t go along with the narrative, and all manner of “politically incorrect” content, but a racist, sexually explicit comment somehow doesn’t “violate” their “community standards?”
Let us take the hypocrisy and agenda-driven mission behind Fakebook further.
A member of our team tried to publish a video tribute to fallen officers – however, Fakebook kept giving “publishing error” messages.
We’ve posted thousands of videos on Fakebook with no problems, however, trying to post a video about a fallen officer results in “technical” errors.
This is why platforms such as Parlor, MeWe, and others are starting to thrive.
Fakebook and Twitter are going out of their way to interfere with, throttle, or censor content from conservative and law enforcement-friendly sites.
Both platforms, and others such as YouTube, Google, and LinkedIn, want to be liberal echo chambers and they will apparently get what they want.
There are over 800,000 police officers in the country. That does not include civilian employees and correctional officers.
Wouldn’t it be a shame if those 800,000 plus individuals, plus their extended families, all took their business off these platforms? What would Fakebook, Twitter, etc. do without the ability to sell that information off to third parties?
What is the saying? Get woke, go broke.
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Social media giants censor “potential misinformation” on Biden – but allow false accusations against Trump
October 15, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC- On Wednesday The New York Post reported ground breaking new evidence that alludes to the corruption of Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Following the report, Facebook and Twitter censored the bombshell story claiming it was “unreliable.” It seems that the social media giants only care about reliability in the news if it suits their narrative.
LET reported yesterday on the shocking material obtained by The New York Post. The consevative media outlet obtained emails and other documents from an abandoned laptop in Delaware.
In their report, The New York Post outlined how they got ahold of the emails:
“But before turning over the gear, the shop owner says, he made a copy of the hard drive and later gave it to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello.
Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Trump, told The Post about the existence of the hard drive in late September and Giuliani provided The Post with a copy of it on Sunday.”
The hard drive contained emails which claim that Hunter Biden previously introduced Joe Biden, who was Vice President at the time, to an executive at a Ukrainian energy company. The democratic nominee has continuously denied this allegation and this report is the first to provide irrefutable evidence.
The hard drive also contains photos and videos of Hunter Biden using hard drugs. One of the videos is a 10 minute long shot of Hunter Biden engaging in a sex act while smoking crack.
Since this shocking reporting by The New York Post, Facebook and Twitter have been working overtime to limit its spread. The social media conglomerates have used multiple methods to silence the information.
The media outlet claims to have locked out of their primary Twitter account at 2:20PM on Wednesday shortly after posting about the story. Allegedly, The Post was locked down their account for violating Twitter’s policies against the “distribution of hacked material.” Twitter also attempted to block the story from being spread by not allowing users to share the story after dubbing it “potentially harmful” to users.
A spokesman for Twitter spoke about the decision saying:
“In line with our Hacked Materials Policy, as well as our approach to blocking URLs, we are taking action to block any links to or images of the material in question on Twitter.”
Facebook followed in suit and also attempted to censor The New York Posts’ story. Andy Stone, a spokesman for the social media network, tweeted:
“While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook’s third-party fact checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.”
While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook's third-party fact checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) October 14, 2020
He followed the tweet up by claiming that the act of censorship is part of a “standard process”:
“This is part of our standard process to reduce the spread of misinformation. We temporarily reduce distribution pending fact-checker review.”
This is part of our standard process to reduce the spread of misinformation. We temporarily reduce distribution pending fact-checker review. https://t.co/vf3CBvLmjj
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) October 14, 2020
The hilarity of this social media firestorm is that when misleading, or blatantly untrue, information was published about President Trump, neither network worked to stop the spread of it.
For example, at the first presidential debate biased moderator Chris Wallace asked the president to condemn white supremacists to which president Trump responded with “sure, I’m prepared to do that.” The president has also condemned white supremacy multiple other times. Read LET reporting on this here.
Despite the President’s clear stance on the issue multiple leftist news outlets claimed that the president “refused” to denounce white supremacy.
In an NPR piece following the first debate one writer claimed:
“Trump has a history of refusing to quickly denounce racism and white nationalism, and then backpedaling.”
Despite this statement being blatantly false, Facebook and Twitter did nothing the censor NPR or the stop spread of the story.
In another example, The Guardian claimed that the campaign chief for President Trump, Paul Manafort, and Julian Assange of WikiLeaks met in secret in London at Ecuador’s embassy. This story was complete and utter nonsense, yet it was still toted as true with no objection from either platform.
Or how about when BuzzFeed claimed that President Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Was that true? Absolutely not. But, the social media overlords had nothing to say then.
There are countless other examples of false allegations against our president, but when was the last time a social media site fought back against them?
Their hypocrisy and bias is on full display.
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