Is it "hate speech" when liberals call for people to commit suicide? Occupy Democrats, a very popular liberal Facebook page with more than 8.6 million followers, posted a screencap of a tweet on March 26 that wished for the suicide of two Republican senators.
Conservative news sources are calling out fact-checkers for ignoring inconvenient truths. PoltiFact, a fact-checking website acquired by the Soros-funded Poynter Institute in 2018, denied that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had attempted to put abortion funding measures in the upcoming relief bill.
Twitter released a policy stating that it would restrict and remove content that would “place people at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19.” But while some articles are left up, other articles from conservative outlets receive the ban hammer. Conservative news outlet The Federalist was locked out of its Twitter account on March 26, 2020, for a piece written by dermatologist Douglas A. Perednia.
Facebook is now aiding religious groups with a new initiative for “[k]eeping your faith community connected through the COVID-19 outbreak.” The site launched its “Faith on Facebook Resource Hub” to help religious communities reach out to their followers on March 25 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.. The Hub includes step-by-step guides on managing Facebook groups and donations and also has a downloadable “Faith on Facebook toolkit.”
Actor James Woods has run afoul of the Twitter sheriffs — again. Sara Miller, his girlfriend, shared with Twitter on March 24 that her boyfriend had been locked out of Twitter, this time for sharing a picture of former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) signed a letter demanding that Twitter ban Chinese propaganda accounts. The two Republicans sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding Twitter ban Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials and all foreign leaders who use Twitter while not allowing their citizens to do so. One egregious example was when Twitter allowed Spokesperson & Deputy Director General, Information Department, Foreign Ministry of China Lijian Zhao to point a finger at the U.S. and suggest, “It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan.”
Even liberal media outlets are condemning an anti-Trump ad for containing misinformation about President Donald Trump, but Twitter will not call it that..The bias against Trump has become so egregious that even The Hill and The Washington Post are calling it out. “According to emails reviewed by The Hill, the Trump campaign flagged new content on Twitter that it said had been deceptively edited,” The Hill’s Jonathan Easly wrote on March 16. One video in question was shared by Mike Bloomberg’s former senior adviser Tim O’Brien and featured audio clips of Trump’s words spliced together and taken out of context, set to a rising graph showing “Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in US.” The most damning part from the video was Trump saying, “Coronavirus” edited together with “this is their new hoax,” as if Trump were denying the existence of the disease. Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted a video with similar language.
If liberal fact-checker Lead Stories finds a fact that's inconvenient, it just ignores it. Lead Stories, one of Facebook’s official third-party fact-checkers, failed to fact-check the contentious Democratic debate between former Vice President Joe Biden (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on March 15. Lead Stories ignored the debate and its many controversial statements entirely. The Washington Post published an entire article of fact-checks on issues ranging from super PACs to abortion support.
Facebook currently relies on nine fact-checking organizations in the United States to help the platform “reduce” and “remove” problematic content. However, many of the people the company has put in charge of suppressing content are pushing a left-wing agenda.
Wikipedia contributors have waged a fierce debate over whether they should change the name of diseases to be more PC as the virus from Wuhan, China reaches across the world. Wikipedia is debating whether history itself needs to be changed to fit modern PC standards. The proposal “that Spanish flu be renamed and moved to 1918 influenza pandemic” has divided Wikipedia’s community of contributors. There appear to be more "oppose" than "support" lines of comment on the Wikipedia page.
Big Tech is undergoing radical reforms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and Twitter is letting users know that as bot programs temporarily replace humans, the platform is in for a bumpy ride. Twitter announced that “we’re expanding our safety rules to include content that could place people at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19” on March 18. The platform said that it would restrict content that “increases the chance that someone contracts or transmits the virus,” including: “Denial of expert guidance[,] “Encouragement to use fake or ineffective treatments, preventions, and diagnostic techniques[and] “Misleading content purporting to be from experts or authorities.”