For all the winning and “tremendous” things that President Donald Trump‘s administration loves to tout as successes, they can be some really sore losers as well. After Facebook and Twitter removed a Trump campaign video espousing false facts about COVID-19, many of the former business mogul’s supporters are crying foul amid claims of so-called censorship.
The @TeamTrump account, which serves as the president’s reelection hub on Twitter, posted a clip of a Fox News interview from Trump in where he’s telling the hosts of one of its programs that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19.
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“If you look at children, children are almost — and I would almost say definitely — but almost immune from this disease,” Trump is heard saying from a phone during the Fox News chat.
It was also reported that Trump used his own official Twitter account to share the video, and a quick look at his feed seems to be vacant of the offending clip.
The social media giants made it clear that it would have no tolerance for misinformation on its channels, considering that much of the last presidential election cycle was potentially influenced in favor of Trump by way of false claims or unchecked facts.
While Twitter has been somewhat firmer on hate speech and misinformation, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook were, according to some observers, slow to react and limit the spread of posts or discussions, citing their support of free speech as to why many things flew on the platform at will. Social media has been an effective tool for Trump and his team, but now they’ll have to pivot to other means to rile up their base.
Meanwhile, the special little snowflakes who worship at the altar of Trump are completely losing their sugar, honey, and iced tea, claiming that the president is being censored or claiming these actions are part of a bid to sink Trump’s chances at reelection. He’s actually doing a fine job of that himself aside from any outside force lifting a finger.
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Republicans using Facebook and Twitter to complain about conservative censorship on Facebook and Twitter pic.twitter.com/Rxkfzmp3es— Pretty Progressive (@leftsalwysright) August 6, 2020
Facebook and Twitter need to stop this crap! They should both be investigated for election interference. To censor the President during an election year, no matter what he says, is leftist election manipulation. Orwell would be proud.— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) August 6, 2020
Facebook and Twitter have become the two leading roles in Conservative and Christian censorship. That’s a fact.— Pastor Greg Locke (@pastorlocke) August 6, 2020
Want to solve your social media and tech bias problems? Declare Antifa a terror org. Find the staffers at Google, Facebook and Twitter who belong to Antifa and charge them.— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) August 6, 2020
When you find out Facebook and Twitter deleted Trumps misleading coronavirus video pic.twitter.com/bMyD5Mu1jD— Kathiana (@iconkathiana) August 6, 2020
Facebook AND Twitter remove Trumps fake news post.— Darren Maule Official (@thedarrenmaule) August 6, 2020
When MAGA and Republicans say that Facebook and Twitter should be shut down while on the platform complaining about it. You can easily delete your account if you feel like you or Trump are being censored pic.twitter.com/1yLDKXDzNx— Just Sam™ (@JustSam__) August 6, 2020
Facebook and Twitter removed a video posted by Trump in which he said children are "almost immune" from Covid-19, the first time Facebook removed his posts for violating its coronavirus misinformation rules. pic.twitter.com/0qJ7CMrY7U— Christian Onassis™ Κρίστιαν Ωνάσης™ (@COnassis) August 6, 2020
Trump didn’t say children are immune, he said “almost” immune. Big difference. It’s like when you say it’s almost like... Anything. Fill in the blank. It’s almost like Facebook and Twitter don’t understand non-literal expression.— First Words (@unscriptedmike) August 6, 2020
As long as Trump has Fox, and Fox has Trump, lies will be told. Lies will be spread. Even when Twitter and Facebook pull Trump’s video where he says “the fact is children are “virtually immune” to #coronavirus - Fox gives him a pass. Trump is a danger to kids, parents, everyone.— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) August 6, 2020
Outrageous! It’s time to limit the political and economic power of the Silicon Valley and Social Media Oligarchs: Facebook removes @realDonaldTrump post over coronavirus misinformation rules; Twitter also clamps down #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbshttps://t.co/LqLqtfLQ87— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) August 6, 2020