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A report released by CNN is accusing conservatives of trying to “discredit” giant social media companies while ignoring the New York Post’s explosive exposé on Hunter Biden, according to Fox News.
CNN technology reporter Brian Fung claimed, “A right-wing offensive is underway to discredit social media companies just days before the election.”
“What began as complaints about anti-conservative censorship by social media companies has now evolved into outright allegations of election interference, as high-ranking Republicans have accused online platforms of helping Democrats by way of their content moderation decisions.”
“Outside experts have found little evidence to support claims of widespread, systematic political bias in Silicon Valley’s technology.”
“But the conservative allegations are an explosive charge and a dramatic escalation ahead of Election Day. They reflect not only the stakes of the race, but also the fact that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become key parts of America’s democracy, for better or for worse — and now, fair game for a party with a habit of working the refs.”
CNN managed to write a long, tendentious piece pooh-poohing conservative concerns about Big Tech bias and censorship — without ONCE mentioning the New York Post https://t.co/Fn7VGnITWR
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) October 25, 2020
Are you kidding me!?
CNN really exceeds the delusional-o-meter every single day.
If they honestly can’t listen to the story and read reports from reputable sources about the Hunter Biden scandal/controversy, then I say we all hold up three fingers and tell CNN to just read between the lines.
The First Amendment makes zero exceptions for hate speech just as much so as what others may deem false information.
Big Tech was blocking the articles being shared, not the other way around.
CNN decries a "right-wing firestorm… to broadly delegitimize the platforms at a time when millions are relying on their services for accurate information." One, it's not just right-wing criticism. Two, we don't rely on platforms for information, but outlets on platforms. https://t.co/8et4sI4hMk
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) October 25, 2020
This article discredits CNN for not even mentioning Twitter censoring the NY Post/the Trump campaign/the WH spox/Biden pay-for-play scandals just days before the election https://t.co/wlvXvanCLb
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 26, 2020
In a related story, the New York Post’s official Twitter account has been locked since Oct. 12… https://t.co/PUiag4kCtR
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 25, 2020
More from Fox News:
The lengthy report quotes prominent GOP lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., both who have been outspoken critics of Big Tech. However, CNN did not mention that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were subpoenaed by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week as a result of the backlash their platforms received following the censorship of the New York Post.
“CNN managed to write a long, tendentious piece pooh-poohing conservative concerns about Big Tech bias and censorship — without ONCE mentioning the New York Post,” the paper’s op-ed editor Sohrab Ahmari reacted on Twitter.