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Facebook Steps Up Censorship of Trump Ads Even if They May be True

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The pressure to censor information from pro-Trump groups and even the campaign has gotten to be too much for social media giants. The alt-left, that has taken over the Democrat party, has now demanded Facebook censor ads that are using Biden’s own words during speeches.

To Facebook, fact checking is all about their opinion of those facts.

In a couple of new examples, Facebook fact checkers aren’t even disputing facts but now claiming the ads or articles are missing ‘context’.

In an August 4 ad run by America First one of the fact check sites, Politifact, gives the ad a ‘mostly false’ rating for directly quoting Biden saying “If you elect me, your taxes are going to be raised, not cut,” and warns that his plan will raise taxes “on all income groups.”

See it for yourself.

What does that sound like to you?

What's more is that Politifact actually admits their mostly false rating is, well, mostly false in their review of the ad.

new ad from a pro-Trump super PAC uses out-of-context footage of Joe Biden to claim that the former vice president wants to raise taxes for Americans across the board.

Versions of the ad from America First Action began airing Aug. 4 on Facebook and on TV screens in Wisconsin and North Carolina. They focus largely on a comment Biden made in response to a voter during a February campaign stop in South Carolina.

But the America First Action ad presents that remark out of context. And while some tax experts estimate that Biden’s plan would mean higher taxes on average for all income groups, those increases would be relatively small for all but the biggest earners.

Politifact then cites a Biden campaign official in its review, as a source, to explain that, although this is exactly what Biden said, what he meant was that it would hurt those pesky GOP wealthy benefactors from the Trump tax cuts.

I mean, that's a much better talking point for him.

And then goes back into raising taxes, again.

“We should charge people the same tax for their capital gains as their tax rate is,” Biden said. “And I think we should raise the tax rate back to, for example, I take it back to where it was before it was reduced. It could go higher.”

But I guess that's not what he 'meant to say'?

I recently re-posted a video of Kamala Harris saying the protests "are not gonna stop before election day and not gonna stop after election day. They're not gonna let up and they should not."

This was rated 'Partly False' by Facebook fact checkers and cited a USA Today article. These are her own words, nobody else's.

Congress better get off its butt to address this political censorship taking place on social media platforms across the board. With Facebook itself, 43% of people admit they read their news from the site.


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25 thoughts on “Facebook Steps Up Censorship of Trump Ads Even if They May be True”

  1. And this was posted on my AT & T Yahoo server account which I use for communications and informational news updates. Seems in this hostile political climate they want to cool down temperaments :>>>> Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting.


  3. Facebook has become little more than a purveyor of falsehoods, negativity and depression. I can think of no reason to continue with their site. I left about a year ago because I was just angry and depressed all the time. I quit watching the news, and basically anything that promotes lies and dishonesty. My outlook since has dramatically improved.

    1. Two years ago I threw out my TV and do not listen to the news or read newspapers. As Mark Twain said” if you don’t read the news, you are not informed. If you do read it, you are ill informed.”

  4. I did nothing wrong and had Facebook censor and block me for a month. Is the executive branch (Trump) able to do anything about Facebook censorship of conservatives? (Or do we need Congress — Yikes.)

  5. This is sad and should be called into the courts for controlling information to the public. This has become a very one sided situation that is not grounded or supported by allowing people to make up their own minds. ITS CONTROLIN INFORMATION.

  6. Does anyone know how to cancel a Facebook account? I will have nothing to do with this obvious socialist controlled Democrat advocate organization. They have NO business censoring anything. If they want to add their own OPINION, fine. but the censoring should be stopped cold by our AG.

  7. It sounds like it is time to abandon the sleaze running Facebook. I will point this sleazy act to my friends and relatives.

  8. The left-leaning media is one of the main reasons our country is in the shape it’s in today. If you are going to be a news outlet or even a social outlet allow people to see and hear the truth, not a bunch of only left-wing, anarchists propaganda!

  9. SHUT DOWN FACEBOOK . . . Permanently! They are NOTHING but a Left Wing Organization of the Democrat Party and need to be EXPOSED, and SHUT DOWN. Be fair, or DON’T open for BUSINESS AT ALL. One Disgusted Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  10. Of course they will censor Trump ads BUT they will let any lies that
    the Biden Campaign puts out go through, happily. I hope that IF the
    Democrats take over the Government that Zuckerberg and all the other
    super rich Billionaires get their fortunes confiscated.

  11. The Liberal media will continue to post ads to suit their agenda and MOST people know this… and… dont pay much attention To it!! The facts (as you refer to them) are basically one sided and the NOT fact related are basically ignired by the general public. Thats a FACT!!! There is No unbiased media and most educated citizens are aware! The liberal party has threatened Civil War if they lose the election. Now…. how pathetic can you get? Threats!!!!! KARMA IS A BITCH.

  12. I read what fb wants to do after 01 October 2020 and that it exactly against FREE SPEECH ! I will cancel my fb address since my friends can find me with my e-mail address.
    fb is manipulating the users and it seems that their children “fact checkers” really have no clue and only see the name Trump in the comments and they delete, delete, delete. It’s unreal that this can happen in America since we are NOT a “Socialist” country where everything goes.

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