Protecting the President: Big Tech Censors Biden Criticism 646 Times Over Two Years

Big Tech’s campaign to protect President Joe Biden and his agenda has continued unabated. Media Research Center found over 640 cases of speech restriction against those who criticised Biden through social media in the past 2 years. These 140 instances of Big Tech censorship over people were just a few examples. New York Post’s Late 2020: The Hunter Biden bombshell story

MRC Free Speech America tallied 646 instances in its CensorTrack Database of pro-Biden censorship cases between March 10, 2020 & March 10, 2022. The tally included cases from Biden’s presidential candidacy to the present day. 

One of the most severe cases of censorship was when platforms targeted people who spoke about anything related to the topic. New York Post bombshell Hunter Biden story. This is The Post investigated Hunter Biden and the Biden family’s allegedly corrupt foreign business dealings. Big Tech’s cancellation of that story helped shift the 2020 election in Biden’s favor. Twitter locked the PoSt’s Account for 17 days. In addition, Twitter slapped a “warning label” on the GOP House Judiciary Committee’s website for linking to the Post story.

Big Tech even fired those who blamed Biden for the current inflation crisis. For example, Facebook censored Heritage Action, the advocacy arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation, on March 15, simply for posting a video quoting Biden’s embarrassing statements on energy policy. Facebook placed an interstitial, or filter, over Heritage Action’s video, suppressing the post’s reach. Biden, along with officials from his administration explained how their policies would lead to higher gas prices in the video. 

The largest group was users who were able to point out Biden’s notoriously creepy and touchy-feely behavior towards women, children and other people. The 232 cases of comedic memes, videos, or generic posts about Biden’s conduct composed more than one-third of CensorTrack’s total instances of users censored for criticizing the president. 

A user claimed that Facebook removed a photo of Biden kissing his granddaughter, and that it had been deleted. The caption read: “Find someone to kiss you like Joe Biden does his granddaughter.” Snapshots indicated that Facebook claimed the post violated its community standards on “nudity or sexual activity.” 

Big Tech even went after posts that quoted Biden’s own words and made him look awful in retrospect. Breaking 911 published screenshots from Instagram posts on their Twitter page, Oct. 21 2021. It showed that Instagram had targeted this group to quote Biden. Biden was quoted in one tweet as saying, “Freedom! You can kill me with my COVID. You’re not allowed to kill me with my COVID. Freedom?!” 

Biden attacked former President Donald Trump’s departure from the Paris Climate Accords in the second Breaking 911 screenshot. Biden stated that “When the Pres. Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord…the agreement was that we could not, if we reached beyond 1.5°C increase in temperature, we’re gone. It was not funny. It was not a joke. We decided to pull out. I then committed that I would rejoin the agreement. The posts were reportedly deleted by Instagram. According to Breaking 911“Instagram has flagged the issue again @Breaking911 account for directly quoting the President of the United States, claiming our posts promoted ‘violence and incitement.’”

A variety of social media influencers were included in the list, including Trump and lawmakers such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R.TX) or Kevin McCarthy (R.CA); and news outlets like The Guardian. New York PostThe Federalist and The Washington Free Beacon; The Babylon Bee; celebrity stars like Donald Trump Jr.; and media personalities such as Dana Loesch and Sebastian Gorka (Salem) and Candace Owens (Daily Wire).

MRC Free Speech America’s research relied on its CensorTrack database for this study. It explains the reasons why Biden-hating people were banned from accessing their database. CensorTrack is a MRC database which shows the extent to which conservatives are being censored by Big Tech. This database has recorded over 3600 instances of Big Tech platform censorship in relation to a variety of topics such as election, COVID-19 climate change, race and many other matters. CensorTrack entries include a written report that is backed up with internal records and documents proving the censorship. 

The Evidence is Buried: How Tech Made the Hunter Biden Laptop Scam

The most important area of Biden censorship showed how Big Tech companies were willing to quash breaking news stories about his son’s alleged scandals. 

CensorTrack logged 140 instances of users — including lawmakers, organizations, news outlets and media personalities — censored for sharing anything related to the bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story.

The New York Post released a story on Oct. 14, 2020, that cited emails from Hunter’s laptop reportedly documenting his family’s corrupt dealings in Ukraine, two and a half weeks before Election Day. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter took extreme measures to silence them. Post, censor any account that dared share the newspaper’s reporting and discard the story entirely. 

A 2020 MRC poll found that 45 percent of Biden’s voters weren’t fully aware of the Post Because the media and Big Tech wanted to make it seem whitewashed, this story was fabricated. “Full awareness” would have led 9.4 percent of Biden voters to abandon him, flipping all six of the swing states he won to Trump.

The New York TimesAfter Big Tech attempted to hide the news, the email authentication was finally completed a year later. The TimesThe documents even were linked to an ongoing federal probe. Big Tech stood on the frontlines to ensure that Biden could punch his ticket into the Oval Office.

Twitter was the most assertive censor in the Biden laptop case. The CensorTrack entries indicate that the users were unable to tweet the story and/or photos of the incident. Post story. 

One of Congress’ most powerful committees was responsible for the worst example of censorship of Biden laptop subcategory. This tweet was sent by the GOP House Judiciary Committee. It read: “Twitter blocks users from tweeting link to @nypost’s article on Hunter Biden. We put the article on our website so you can read it and also share. GOP House Judiciary posted a link to its press release that included a republished version originally published in the New York Post. Also, the press release linked to the original article. Instead of the official press release link, users received an alert warning that the link was “warning, this may not be safe.” 

The categories listed for Twitter’s warning included “malicious links that could steal personal information or harm electronic devices,” “spammy links,” “violent or misleading content that could lead to real-world harm,” or other content that would violate Twitter’s rules if posted directly on Twitter. 

Kayleigh McEnany, former White House Press Secretary, found her account blocked on Twitter when she attempted to share it. New York PostStory on Hunter. McEnany claimed to Fox’s Sean Hannity Twitter was holding Hunter “at gunpoint”. She refused access to her account and deleted her tweet until McEnany did so.

The 220-year-old Hunter story was finally released. New York PostFor 17 days, the account was removed from its server. Twitter reportedly said it suppressed the account because of a lack of knowledge of where the article originated, and because it violates Twitter’s rules against ‘distribution of hacked material,’ accordingFormer Post reporter Noah Manskar. Jack Dorsey was then Twitter’s Chief Executive Officer. He claimed, after the November 3, 2019, election, that he had blocked the Twitter account. Post story was a “mistake,” even though the damage was already done.

Conservative Hollywood icons weren’t exempt from Twitter’s pro-Biden zealotry. Actor James WoodsHis account was also locked because he tweeted about the incident New York Post bombshell. His account was censored by a tweet saying: “Sorry, you must read it that way. Twitter is trying to censor information about the Biden corruption scheme. He is not clear if he connected to the New York Post story or included any photos from the story but Twitter claimed that this tweet violated its “rules against distribution of hacked material” according to screenshots.  

Woods deleted the tweet and gained access to his account again. Woods posted screenshots taken from Hunter Biden’s compromising video to Twitter in another instance. Woods said he was willing to delete his tweet in order to regain access to his account “only because I know they’re not gonna stop the tsunami that’s coming,” he said on Twitter.

Big Tech also had a censorship problem with news organizations and journalists for promoting the Biden laptop story. Jack Posobiec was a Human Events Daily host and reported to Parler on Twitter that his account had been locked by Twitter for posting the Hunter Biden meme. 

Four images of Biden were used to illustrate four websites, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. Each of his images is unique, the Craigslist photo being one where he lies in a bed and has a crack pipe in him. Posobiec didn’t say the excuse Twitter used for blocking the meme. 

The National Pulse saw a Facebook post of one of its articles on Hunter’s leaked emails showing his friends mocking “f*ggots” and “d*kes” deleted on June 16, 2021. “Facebook is now restricting access to our *EXPLETIVE CENSORED* story on Hunter Biden and his buddies’ frequent use of the terms below,” tweetedRaheem Kazsam, National Pulse Editor In-Chief, refers to the usage of these slurs. “All roads lead towards Zuck. And he knows we know.”

Big Tech Doesn’t Want Americans to Know About Biden’s Creepy Behavior Around Children and Women

Big Tech companies have mashed the shut-up button on users who attempt to critique President Biden’s notorious reputation for inappropriate conduct when it comes to women and children. MRC CensorTrack tallied a staggering 232 instances of Big Tech silencing material that tried to criticize Biden’s creepy behavior around children and women.

Biden once boasted that kids liked touching his “hairy legs” in the pool. Another example of his behavior is when he told a 10-year-old girl in 2019, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking” before placing his hands on her shoulders while talking. The liberal Insider even ran a May 2020 story headlined, “Here are all the times Joe Biden has been accused of acting inappropriately toward women and girls.” Big Tech clearly hates it when users mention Biden’s inappropriate behavior. This category accounted for over a third the instances when Big Tech shut down criticisms of President Biden.

 The pro-Biden TikTok had a conniption over the MRC’s video division, MRCTV. MRCTV uploaded a TikTok video that showed President Joe Biden with audio saying, “I can’t eat it but it’s so exciting to smell it.” Another frame contained four photos of Biden snorting several uncomfortably young women. TikTok deleted the video due to an unexplained violation of the “Community Guidelines”, but restored it after MRCTV appealed.

One Twitter user claimed that her account was locked by the platform after she uploaded a compilation of Joe Biden’s touching words to young girls. Twitter required her to remove the video and regain her access. Twitter banned another user for posting pictures that Biden touched young girls on February 19, 2021. Twitter forced the user deleted the image in order to gain access to their account. Screenshots show that Twitter in both instances claimed the videos and images were against its Child Sexual Exploitation Policy. 

Screenshots indicated that Twitter censored a user August 10, 2021 for posting a picture collage showing Biden inappropriately touching young girls (with faces obscured) and a woman. Text was placed above the collage that stated “Politically inconvenient, not sexual exploitation.” Do not pretend that this is normal. Twitter blocked the account of the user until the photo was deleted. The screenshot also showed that Twitter claimed the image violated its “Child Sexual Exploitation Policy.” 

Conservatives under attackTell your representatives to insist that Big Tech is held accountable to the First Amendment and provide transparency. Contact us at Media Research Center if you feel your voice has been blocked. Contact formPlease help us make Big Tech more accountable.


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