As tensions heat up between the far left and the right-wing, the former is pulling out all stops in order to give themselves every possible advantage. This is especially true as the 2020 presidential election gets closer and closer.
One of the classic left-wing moves has become the censorship of conservatives, thanks to liberal Silicon Valley. This is something which happened recently after Instagram deleted a photo of Donald Trump Jr. smiling with a wounded veteran at the 2019 National Rifle Association (NRA) convention, as documented by Fox News.
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The president’s eldest son posed for a photo with former Army Sergeant Omar Aliva during the most recent NRA convention. However, Aliva claimed that Instagram later removed the image from his account for some unknown reason. On Monday, the wounded warrior subsequent reposted the photo, along with the following caption:
“I honestly don’t know why this picture was taken down by Instagram. Not sure what guidelines it violates But here we go again… Thank you @donaldjtrumpjr for always taking the time out your busy schedule to say hello to chat.”
Don Jr. also expressed his own discontent with the obvious censorship, stating that it has to stop.
If @instagram can censor this great American hero for simply posting a picture with me, who won’t they censor? The bias has to stop. It’s gone too far. https://t.co/sX6oAkO5I6
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 30, 2019
Censorship of Conservatives via Social Media
Over the past couple of years, various social media platforms have taken heat for the purposeful and systemic censorship of conservatives. Lawsuits have been filed for infringment upon freedom of speech; various right-wing users frequently report experiences of video demonetizations, shadowbanning, account suspensions, and otherwise having innocuous photos removed from platforms altogether.
At the end of the day, the censorship of conservatives via social media ultimately boils down to Democrats attempt to regain power. They were truly thrown off by the 2016 victory of President Trump; as the 2020 election gets closer, the left-wing will continue doing all they can to ensure that the president is not re-elected to serve a second term in the White House.
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