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At least once a week, we at Law Enforcement Today are hit with throttling and shadow banning on social media.
Those terms, in case you don’t know, basically mean big tech is restricting our reach because they don’t like what we are reporting.
Of course, what we are reporting is the truth, but it definitely goes against their chosen narrative. Orange man bad. Police evil. All that.
Many times, they don’t even have answers for us as to why something was flagged or taken down- they just ignore us and hope we’ll forget about it.
We’re tired of it. We’re tired of being labeled as liars by completely biased “fact checkers” who mess with our readers’ ability to read another side of the mainstream media lies and actually think for themselves.
So, we’re making a move.
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— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) November 9, 2020
We’ve joined the social media platform Parler (@LawEnforcementTodayLET) and we’ve slowly been transitioning over to them. We’ll remain on other social media platforms for our readers who don’t want to leave, but we have to warn you that as long as they’re allowed to censor whatever they want, we will likely continue having our stories throttled so they can’t reach you.
Because, you know, you can’t think for yourself. You need some overpaid, clearly biased “fact checkers” to tell you what to think.
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— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) November 9, 2020
We are sick of seeing the red exclamation of doom on Twitter.
And the blue “let us tell you what to think” letter “f” on Facebook.
Some have said (including this author) that learning a new app and platform is just a giant pain in the rear. But it’s either that or get all content censored, stripped, and modified, and what’s the point of that?
This is America. We are supposed to have freedoms. Facebook and Twitter are supposed to be platforms, not publishers. They’re overstepping their boundaries, and no one is stopping them.
This is how they’ll be stopped. By people standing up and saying NO. We won’t be censored. We won’t be told what to think, what to read, who to listen to.
Here’s some help learning how to use Parler, compliments of good ol’ YouTube.
And if you’re worried about losing all your content on Facebook, here’s some help with that.
Here’s to freedom. Here’s to America.
Hopefully we’ll see you over on Parler: @LawEnforcementTodayLET
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More big tech censorship: Police wife loses Facebook account for life for her support of police
November 4, 2020
EL PASO, TX – Law Enforcement Today has been telling you about incidents of censorship in big tech and social media.
Now we have learned of another instance of this censorship, but this time it’s even more extreme.
Ruth Holmes, the wife of a police officer in Texas, had her Facebook account disabled Monday. She received absolutely no warning, which is infuriating to her.
She lost all the photos and videos of her children since she first started her account in 2009, as well as videos with her father that she posted before he was diagnosed with dementia.
While that’s incredibly upsetting, that’s not even the worst part.
The post that earned her getting banned? It was her final post, according to Facebook, which validated their “Community Standards.”
The post was of the El Paso hills, which are illuminated with a huge blue star. It’s the “star of El Paso going Blue to Support and Honor our Law Enforcement.”
The other part of her post was a video.
A video of her children.
A video of her children waving a thin blue line American flag and saying:
“Back the blue!”
Ruth tried to fight the decision, but Facebook notified her that they “cannot review the decision to disable” her account, because her account “did not follow…Community Standards.”
There’s no hope for her to recover it or the photos, videos, comments, or memories on it. Facebook said:
“This decision cannot be reversed.”
This author has searched tirelessly on Facebook’s “Community Standards” and was unable to find any possible scenario where Ruth’s post violated anything.
What’s more, how is it completely out of Facebook’s hands to even consider reviewing the decision?
Ruth opened a new Facebook account and started all over. In her first post, she said:
She told Law Enforcement Today:
“I honestly cannot believe how my kids holding the thin blue line and my porch/El Paso Star going blue was Offensive at all. I’ve had that account for 12 years. Had videos of my kids, my dad before he got dementia, conversations with friends who are now deceased and I can’t get those back.
“I’ve been crying because I can’t believe it’s all gone. I guess if you support Law Enforcement or have conservative views, you will be censored and shut down without a warning.”
In another post on her new Facebook page, Ruth said:
“I still can’t believe that 12 years of having my FB account….is all gone in a second. The memories, the videos of my dad before he got sick, videos of my kids learning to walk, messages from loved ones who are now deceased….gone. All because I didn’t fit FB’s narrative and was censored.
“Please friends, back EVERYTHING up. We are being silenced and censored.
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