The New York Post may officially be the least favorite publication of our social media overlords – which is a sign they’re doing something right.
The New York Post editorial board released an article today titled “Social Media Again Silences The Post for Reporting the News.” In it they document the latest example of social media censorship they face:
On Thursday, Facebook decided its users should not be able to share a New York Post article about the property buying habits of one of the founders of Black Lives Matter.
This is the third time we’ve tangled with social media giants in the past year. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we published a column that suggested the virus could have leaked from a Chinese virology lab. Facebook’s “fact checkers” decided this was an opinion you weren’t allowed to have, and blocked the article. Today, it’s a commonly discussed theory, with officials from former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield to CNN’s Sanjay Gupta saying it can’t be discounted. Even the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said it can’t be ruled out.
In October, we published a series of articles about a laptop Hunter Biden left at a Delaware repair shop. Twitter suspended our account. You probably know how that ended. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted to lawmakers months later it was a “total mistake.”
We were right both times. We’re right this time, too.
While true reporting from the Post gets censored, leftist propaganda gets disseminated (and often promoted) routinely on social media.
The most recent notable bogus story that was hyped by the entirety of the media only to be exposed was the dubious claim from “intelligence officials” that Russia had been paying the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops. The timing of that story came as Donald Trump wanted to remove troops from Afghanistan – and was “confirmed” by multiple publications. Once Biden pledged to follow through with that withdrawal, the story gets debunked days later by U.S. intel.
The timing is interesting for sure – and one is left to wonder how it is that stories keep getting “independently verified” by various outlets and then turn out to be bunk.
Sheryl Attkisson has a running list of bogus media stories in the Trump-era that were damaging to Trump and conservatives, with 153 notable examples documented. Social media played a commanding role in censoring a grand total of zero of those stories.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate
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