(Tea Party 247) – If you didn’t already think that leftist politicians had a whole lot to gain in the fight against President Donald Trump by keeping the masses terrified over the coronavirus, you might want to rethink your position after you discover what Big Tech companies like Facebook and Twitter did to a group of American doctors who sought to hold a press conference concerning COVID-19.
It seems these companies, who have now earned a reputation for being the propaganda arm of the progressive movement, alongside the mainstream media, have decided to follow the lead of their overlords and stoke the fear of this virus as a means of helping to create an anti-Trump narrative to take him down later this year in the election.
Facebook decided to remove a video produced by America’s Frontline Doctors that was organized by the Tea Party Patriots, despite the fact the video was one of the top-performing posts on the social media network.
Here’s more from Breitbart:
The press conference featured Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) and frontline doctors sharing their views and opinions on coronavirus and the medical response to the pandemic. YouTube (which is owned by Google) and Twitter subsequently removed footage of the press conference as well.
The video accumulated over 17 million views during the eight hours it was hosted on Facebook, with over 185,000 concurrent viewers.
The livestream had accumulated over 17 million views by the time of its censorship by Facebook.
In terms of viral velocity, the post was beating content from many other prominent accounts on Facebook today, including Hillary Clinton, Rev. Franklin Graham, and Kim Kardashian.
The event, hosted by the organization America’s Frontline Doctors, a group founded by Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified physician and attorney, and made up of medical doctors, came together to address what the group calls a “massive disinformation campaign” about the coronavirus. Norman also spoke at the event.
“If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease,” reads the event’s information page.
The event was organized and sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots.
There’s no other explanation for the censorship of this post than the fact that Big Tech is working with the Democratic Party and others within the progressive movement to shape and craft narratives that keep people locked in fear. Why? Not only to make Trump look like a failure, but to justify the use of mail-in voting in November, thus providing them with an opportunity to skew the results in the favor of their candidate, Joe Biden.
Seems like a far-out there suggestion, but look where the evidence points.
“We’ve removed this video for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19,” a Facebook company spokesman, Andy Stone, told Breitbart News. The company did not specify what portion of the video it ruled to be “false information,” who it consulted to make that ruling, and on what basis it was made.
Stone replied to New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose on Twitter regarding the video:
Yes, we removed it for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) July 28, 2020
Also, one other thing to note. We're showing messages in News Feed to people who have reacted to, commented on or shared harmful COVID-19-related misinformation that we have removed, connecting them to myths debunked by the WHO.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) July 28, 2020
Facebook’s decision to censor the livestream was quickly followed by YouTube, the Google-owned video-sharing platform. The video had over 80,000 views on YouTube prior to its removal.
Following Facebook and YouTube’s removal of the video, Twitter followed suit, removing Breitbart News’s Periscope livestream of the press conference. Jack Dorsey’s platform also then limited the Breitbart News official account, indicating that tweets containing links to multiple stories about the press conference violate the platform’s COVID-19 policies.
This is censorship of the worst kind. Who over at Facebook gets to decide this information is false? Are there medical professionals and scientists they have working at FB headquarters who can help identify what’s going on and conduct studies and research to validate or invalidate what these doctors are saying?
Or do random millennials who work at the company get to decide what is true based on their own personal political beliefs? Seems likely it’s the latter.