This is precisely why President Trump calls them “the fake news media.”
Robert Bowers, the Pittsburgh shooter, wasn’t on Instagram. He had nothing to do with Instagram. The mainstream media, however, is campaigning to censor Instagram:
“SAN FRANCISCO — On Monday, a search on Instagram, the photo-sharing site owned by Facebook, produced a torrent of anti-Semitic images and videos uploaded in the wake of Saturday’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
A search for the word “Jews” displayed 11,696 posts with the hashtag “#jewsdid911,” claiming that Jews had orchestrated the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Other hashtags on Instagram referenced Nazi ideology, including the number 88, an abbreviation used for the Nazi salute “Heil Hitler.”
The Instagram posts demonstrated a stark reality. Over the last 10 years, Silicon Valley’s social media companies have expanded their reach and influence to the furthest corners of the world. But it has become glaringly apparent that the companies never quite understood the negative consequences of that influence nor what to do about it — and that they cannot put the genie back in the bottle. …”
Is this “journalism”? Is The New York Times and all these other leftwing websites merely reporting the news or are they engaged in political activism? I’m pretty sure it is the latter.
Note: Pretty funny that the people who hired and defended Sarah Jeong want to censor “hate speech” and “racism” on social media. For some reason, they believe that they should have the authority to decide what can and cannot be said on the internet. Because, “democracy.”
It is a “crisis” when they keep losing elections like in Brazil and Germany and Sweden and Poland and Hungary and Italy and the UK and the United States. “Democracy” requires that their opposition shouldn’t be allowed to network and organize, raise money, assemble in the public square, communicate without their oversight, share ideas, attain employment, own firearms or speak their minds on the internet.