President Trump recently posted a video online where he mad some questionable comments regarding the pandemic, the virus in general and whether or not children are “immune” to the disease.Facebook and Twitter decided this misinformation could be dangerous and even cause harm to those that believe it and they quickly removed the video from their respective platforms.
This whole situation has stirred up quite a debate about freedom of speech and just where we should draw the line with it, with many feeling this is liberal censorship of the president while others feel it’s not about politics but more about the general safety of the people that might believe the video’s statements.
Let’s take a look at some of the reactions from Twitter.
A Trump ad doctored photos of Biden to make him seem alonehttps://t.co/YcfL5r9pwR— LZeefe LPC CT (@LZeefe) August 6, 2020
Another reason given for the video’s removal, honestly this part doesn’t feel any worse than any other political ad these days.
New #MediaCensorship event: Facebook and Twitter remove a video on #COVID19 shared by the Trump campaign, with Twitter also locking their account, claiming that there was misleading information https://t.co/7B1rNfhgt1— Tilap News (@tilaptimeline) August 6, 2020
They even locked the accounts, not sure if this has been undone yet.
Lying Teacher’s union president fact-DROPPED for claiming Trump’s tweet debunking their back-to-school fear mongering was ‘misinformation’. #TruthMatters #LiberalLies #TrumpLandslide2020 https://t.co/178ODIyfxc— Zen Raindancer (@zen_raindancer) August 6, 2020
Lol when did caring about our children become political…
Penalise facebook and twitter, shut them down.— lurx006 (@lurx006) August 6, 2020
Yea sure numb nuts punish them for looking out for public safety.
Facebook and Twitter and Google— AMAL SHAL LOVES AYMAN SHAL 💖💛💙💛💙💖💛 (@AmalShal27) August 6, 2020
FROM DONALD TRUMP
KIDS ARE NOT IMMUNE FROM#COVID19 GOOD NEWS 🗞📰
THEY REMOVED YOUR VIDEO 📽🎬
SAYING KIDS WONT CATCH IT.
HOW DARE YOU. WE ARE CLAPPING NOW👏#thursdaymorning#coronavirus #TrumpIsNotWell pic.twitter.com/4wQlgwv9nb
Some people are applauding Facebook and Twitter for their quick action and response to the video.
Why are Republicans arguing about Facebook and Twitter while millions of Americans are dying and out of work pic.twitter.com/goTbq2PYV0— Help US (@Mystrchristmas) August 6, 2020
At least it’s opening up some discussion about the 1st amendment I guess.
@Varneyco Facebook and Twitter are playing the role of Thought Police. They clearly are censoring Conservatives, not Liberals or people who hate America. Their actions speak louder than their words. @WSJ @SenTedCruz @IngrahamAngle @ACLJ— Tony Patterson (@triplenickle29) August 6, 2020
Anyone that disagrees with your beliefs must hate America right? seems legit…
so you think FACEBOOK and Twitter should be decided what you see and what you don’t see? OK gotcha— KBfan#1 (@jrockstar115) August 6, 2020
It’s a tricky situation because yes you have freedom of speech but too many people just believe whatever Trump says so they can’t exactly allow a misinformation campaign…great time to debate with each other , too bad no one can do that without hating each other.
If you’re mad about this please boycott Facebook and twitter as a favor to all of humanity https://t.co/cWTJtMg9nw— Bed Bath & Beyonce (@KaoticDrew) August 6, 2020
No one is going to boycott shit, we all need to argue with each other online too badly.
I agree Facebook and Twitter can go to hell and stick the bullshit up their ass close my account I don’t give a damn https://t.co/hRb2tI7V3j— Johnny (@Johnny42770840) August 6, 2020
Sure, as you tweet this on Twitter…
What are your thoughts?
Censorship or a good choice by Facebook and Twitter?
Let us know in the comments.
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