MANCHESTER, CT – LinkedIn is once again censoring law enforcement content.
Hours after Law Enforcement Today’s National Spokesman Kyle Reyes shared a warning about an Antifa threat to America, the platform shut down his account.
Ironically, the last message Reyes received after warning about the danger… was a racist threat.
Law Enforcement Today is the largest law enforcement owned and operated media outlet in America. Reyes, and the rest of the Law Enforcement Team, regularly share the content on the platform that they create.
When Reyes logged in this morning, here was the message he received:
It’s not the first time. Over the past several months, LinkedIn has repeatedly “restricted” the account of Reyes and others who have shared law enforcement related content.
It’s worth pointing out that there are nearly a million men and women in America who put on a uniform every day and go into work protecting and serving. Businesses that are kept safe – especially during these riots – by these men and women. The argument that law enforcement related content doesn’t “belong” on LinkedIn is simply wrong.
in February, Reyes’ account was restricted for 10 days for a “fake news” story from LET (as a reminder, there was nothing fake about the report, which you can read here).
Finally, after forcing Reyes to jump through many hoops, which you can read about here, LinkedIn acknowledged that there wasn’t anything fake or misleading about the news being reported and they reinstated his account.
Two weeks later, it happened again.
Just when Reyes finally got his account back after the latest debacle, he posted a story from LET regarding a New York Police Officer receiving a credible death threat, which you can read about here.
The story was shadowbanned, which essentially means blocked without letting the poster (Reyes in this case) know about it.
Reyes posted about the story not being visible, saying:
“15 minutes ago I shared a breaking news article about a credible death threat against NYPD officers. I have tens of thousands of followers on LinkedIn. As of the time of this note, it’s been seen by three people.
“That same article, when posted on another one of our social media outlets, was shared more than 1,000 times in 10 minutes.
“The war on law enforcement is very real…and it’s clear what side this platform is on. What will it take to change? Do you think this is acceptable?”
And guess what? Yep- that posting was also shadowbanned. It wasn’t even visible to himself when he clicked on his own postings.
Last week, .@LinkedIn shut down the account of Law Enforcement Today’s National Spokesman, Kyle Reyes, for sharing an article they called “fake news”. But it was a story backed with video evidence that was widely reported in the press. #LinkedInSuckshttps://t.co/Lnqp2MXo8C
— David Bird (@ScienceJerk1) February 11, 2020
So, Reyes not being one to just lie down and take it, emailed them again. He still had the “Member Safety and Recovery Consultant” email address handy, since less than a week had passed between incidents.
Reyes asked why his account was again being targeted and why his posts were being shadowbanned. Here’s what his message said:
“Can you please explain to me why I’m now being shadowbanned?
Many of my posts aren’t showing up – including when you click on ‘posts.’ As the national spokesman for Law Enforcement Today, we use this platform to make people aware of urgent law enforcement related stories.
For example, tonight I shared an article and a followup post about a credible death threat against NYPD at the request of police officials. The posts were both completely buried.”
WARNING – MUST READ
NYPD COPS ASSASSINATION THREAT- the attached notice has been distributed throughout NYPD Commands. REMAIN ALERT – respond with back up on all 9/11 calls. pic.twitter.com/1EyaXMB0Ep
— SBA (@SBANYPD) February 13, 2020
Here, dear readers, is the response of the century, verbatim:
“Thank you for reaching out about your post.
We work to keep the platform focused on discussions relating to professional interests and activities. Content that doesn’t appear to relate to these topics may not reach a wide audience.
Lastly, any content that doesn’t comply with LinkedIn’s User Agreement and Professional Community Policies may be subject to removal.
However, the post in question should now be visible. If you have any other questions please let me know.”
Um, I have a question: What the hell?
The posting was clearly related to professional interests and activities, seeing as how Reyes is the spokesperson for a law enforcement forum, and the story was regarding threats to a law enforcement officer.
The posting clearly complied with the user agreements and community policies and didn’t have anything inappropriate or unprofessional within it.
The posting was not the problem here.
LinkedIn seemingly having an anti-police agenda is the problem.
Reyes wasn’t even afforded an actual answer as to why the posts were blocked. They didn’t tell him he did anything wrong, or that there was a complaint against it, or anything even close to relevant.
Just their protocol, which was not violated, and then saying they fixed it.
When the “shadow” was removed, the posting received over 17,000 views within a few hours.
Mainstream media likes to paint conservatives as all living in a world of conspiracy theories, saying we make these things up to make them look bad.
But it’s not a conspiracy theory when they basically admit to blocking a prominent pro-police figure for no reason other than his posting being pro-police.
Why is this allowed? If it were the other way around and an anti-police post were blocked, lawsuits would fly, along with bottles and bricks and buckets of water, oh my.
It’s time to hold LinkedIn responsible for their actions.
In case you missed it, here’s the story that’s believed to have gotten the account shut down.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota National Guard has been armed and is on high alert.
This is after the FBI reportedly warned of a ‘credible, lethal threat’.
Minnestota National Guard’s top general said his soldiers are armed after receiving FBI warning about “credible, lethal threat” against his forces
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) May 31, 2020
The National Guard’s top general requested military police units from out of state as a result of the threat. He has not requested active-duty forces yet.
Minnesota National Guard’s top general says he has requested military police units from other states, but has not requested active-duty forces yet
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) May 31, 2020
These threats reportedly came after officials worked to determine if extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country.
Definitely hope this doesn’t happen to your humvee pic.twitter.com/S4gw8T5OZX
— MOST VICIOUS PAWGS (@upsetterofchuds) May 29, 2020
Law enforcement is looking into if they deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence.
Just in: Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen says his soldiers are armed & "carrying ammunition" in their magazine pouches based on "a credible lethal threat" to Minn NG conveyed by the FBI on Thursday. Can be upgraded based on local conditions.
— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) May 31, 2020
To make matters worse, they’re investigating if foreign adversaries – such as Russia – were behind a growing disinformation campaign on social media.
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) May 30, 2020
On Saturday, an Antifa activist group put out a message that encouraged people to consider Minnesota National Guard troops “easy targets,” according to two Defense Department officials.
— John D. (@thinkthinkthin6) May 31, 2020
The activists were encouraged to steal “kit”, or the weapons and body armor used by the soldiers.
The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, reports one outlet.
Now, soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard have been armed during all missions at protests across the state.
The soldiers are sometimes – but not always – armed. Yet for the past few days, they haven’t been armed as they’ve moved into parts of the state taken over by riots.
In the state, the troops do not currently have the authority to make arrests, and are there to act essentially as extra security for police.
There are currently more than 4,100 National Guard soldiers and airmen in Minneapolis.
Hours after President Trump declared that he’ll be designating Antifa as a terror organization, they reportedly made the ultimate threat – we’re bringing the war to the suburbs.
Now authorities are on high alert.
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