Heather Moon

MRC TechWatch researcher

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President Donald Trump retweeted a video on Saturday that was quickly deleted. 

The video was a short clip from a speech that conservative Michelle Malkin gave decrying social media censorship of conservative voices.

Facebook has shut down two of the Michigan shutdown protest groups. “Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine” and “Michigan United for Liberty” were Facebook groups created as a result of the Michigan lockdowns. According to The Center Square, Facebook indicated that both groups were found to have “violated the platform[’s] Community Standards,” and were shut down.

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eric Carmen (@RealEricCarmen) is battling Twitter. The open conservative and supporter of President Trump often complains that his tweets are being suppressed and that Twitter is deleting his followers.

Catholic filmmakers claim that Facebook chose Holy Week to shadowban their content. Sancta Familia, Catholic filmmakers based in the Holy Family Mossend parish in Scotland, claim that Facebook alerted them on April 6 that their posts are not being shown in the News Feed.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham ran afoul of Twitter’s new Coronavirus rules, and was punished for it. Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) tweeted: "Lenox Hill in New York among many hospitals already using Hydroxychloroquine with very promising results. One patient was described as ‘Lazarus’ who was seriously ill from Covid-19, already released."