Criticism of Biden on Twitter or Facebook was censored 646 times in two years, new report finds: 140 cases related to the Hunter Biden laptop story and several that blamed the President for inflation
- The report was published by the Media Research Center, through CensorTrack
- The report looked at bans between March 10, 2020 to March 10, 2022
- It found 646 examples of anti-Biden posts being banned on Twitter or Facebook
- Users who posted such content saw their comments deleted, had their activities on the platforms restricted, or were out-right suspended
According to the Media Research Center, through its CensorTrack database, the various censored content included comedic memes and generic posts taking aim at the Commander in Chief, who entered the white house in January 2021.
Users who posted such content saw their comments deleted, had their activities on the platforms restricted, or were out-right suspended.
The report looked at bans between March 10, 2020 to March 10, 2022. This time period covers when Biden was running his presidential campaign, and his first year occupying the White House.
The largest category of banned posts related to Biden’s reputation for inappropriate contact, CensorTrack said. Biden was forced to address this during his campaign.
Meanwhile, more than a quarter of the 646 actions taken against users were related to the New York Post’s Hunter Biden story, in which it investigated his family over alleged corrupt foreign business dealings.
Twitter went as far as locking the New York Post’s account for 17 days, and placed a ‘warning label’ on the GOP House Judiciary Committee’s website after it linked to the Post’s story.
Some have suggested some of the media’s suppression of the story could have contributed towards the 2020 election result falling in Biden’s favor.
Criticism of U.S. President Joe Biden on social medial platforms Twitter and Facebook was censored 646 times in two years, a new report has found
CensorTrack detailed 232 cases – more than a third of the anti-Biden content – that were categorized as ‘comedic memes, videos, or generic posts about Biden’s conduct.’ The group also said some were banned for just quoting the now-President, for making him appear less than competent.
In one example cited by CensorTrack that was posted by news outlet Breaking 911 to Twitter, Biden was quote sarcastically saying ‘Freedom! …I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID. No, I mean, come on! Freedom?!’ The post was deleted.