After years of Russiagate conspiracy mongering, CNN is furious at Twitter for not doing more to censor President Donald Trump’s concerns about the risks of mass mail-in voting.
CNN praised how Twitter has fact-checked Trump’s tweets, but declared that this is nowhere near enough. The liberal network explained that now, “seven weeks later, and after a dozen similarly untruthful tweets from the President, that extraordinary step by Twitter looks more like a one-time aberration than the new normal.” CNN’s July 15 article was an all-out assault on the platform for not censoring legitimate concerns from the president of the United States.
The controversy began in late May, when Twitter fact-checked Trump for suggesting that mail-in ballots could lead to voter fraud, a concern even The New York Times has acknowledged to be valid. Since then, the president’s continued speculation over the problematic nature of mail-in voting appears to have triggered CNN to the point where it blurs the line between editorial and reporting:
According to a CNN analysis, Trump's latest posts included misleading information about the mechanics of mail-in voting, flat-out lies that the system is plagued by widespread fraud, and false accusations that Democrats are using these new voting procedures to cheat. He repeated the phrase ‘rigged election’ five times. Yet, Twitter took no action.
Twitter spokesman Trenton Kennedy reportedly informed CNN that "Our rules prohibit people from using Twitter for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in an election or other civic process." He further stated that "We won't take action on broad, non-specific, or partisan statements about the integrity of elections.”
CNN’s solution going forward? To force Twitter to become the left-wing arbiter of so-called truth. CNN wrote that the controversy over Trump’s tweets may force the platform “into a position they've resisted since their inception,” which is “deciding what is true and false.”
Throughout the entire article, however, there is not a single mention of China’s nefarious propaganda campaigns that were allowed on the platform amidst a worldwide pandemic. Twitter allowed a Chinese official to scapegoat the U.S. military for spreading the virus. Twitter later allowed a lego-based propaganda video published by a Chinese embassy to erroneously blast the American government for not handling the virus properly.
No liberal rant about the president would be complete without scapegoating Russia, however. And CNN did not disappoint. It noted in its reporting “a sweeping operation by the Kremlin to influence American public opinion through troll farms, fake accounts, and viral propaganda.”
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