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Instagram ‘Fact Checked’ a Greta Thunberg Meme That Was Obviously Satirical

The left can’t meme, so easier to ban memes.

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Instagram is now ‘fact-checking’ and removing memes, including one that sought to make fun out of climate activist Greta Thunberg’s hypocrisy.

Back in May, Instagram announced that it would begin “fact checking” and removing memes.

The Facebook-owned platform said it would rely on 52 global “fact checking partners” to censor “false photos and memes on its platform,” according to Poynter.

This was no idle threat, with Instagram now ‘fact checking’ and censoring embarrassing memes about climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

One of the memes shows Greta enjoying a meal on a train while hungry African children watch from outside the window.

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The image is blatantly meant to be satirical, but Instagram slapped a large message on the meme saying “Independent Fact-Checkers Say This is False.”

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Another meme which isn’t even political was also removed.

It shows someone trying to remove a tire’s valve stem and is accompanied by the text “Stop the government from tracking your car. Remove the RFID chip from the factory by snipping off this tube.”

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“Incorrect: ID chips not in tire’s valve stem, so don’t snip!” reads the ‘fact-check’ from a group called Africa Check.

Earlier this year, we highlighted how Instagram was set to begin removing photos of people displaying the ‘OK’ hand sign and possibly banning users who do so under the company’s new hate speech rules.

The social media giant is also blurring out images of women at gun ranges, saying the photos violate “violence or dangerous organization guidelines.”

The reason Instagram, Facebook and others are targeting memes is clear.

As the video below documents, studies show memes played a massive role in helping Donald Trump win the 2016 election.

The media is now even ‘fact-checking’ blatantly humorous images tweeted by President Trump, such as the dog that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being awarded a medal, accusing Trump of “doctoring” them.

It’s also a well known fact that the left can’t meme, so far easier just to ban memes.

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Comcast Bans Laura Loomer From Sending Texts & Emails to Voters

Election meddling 101.

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Comcast and its subsidiary Xfinity has banned Republican Congressional candidate Laura Loomer from sending out texts and emails to voters in what appears to be yet another example of Big Tech election meddling.

“See video. Wow. @Xfinity/@comcast has BANNED Republican front-runner Laura Loomer from sending texts & emails to voters. This is next-level censorship,” tweeted Fox News host Pete Hegseth.

“When she wins the @gop primary on Tuesday, will the Republican Party fight for her? They’d better!”

In the video, Loomer explains how Comcast/Xfinity how Comcast in Palm Beach County has banned her campaign from sending out communications to voters by labeling them “dangerous content” and not delivering the messages.

Loomer also cites tweets from Comcast “publicly thanking” her Democratic opponent Lois Frankel, suggesting the ban is a clear example of election interference.

“Congresswoman Lois Frankel is only one of thirty one members of Congress who owns Comcast stock, so this is clear blatant election interference,” states Loomer, noting that censorship has now moved from social media networks to Internet Service Providers and telecommunications companies.

Loomer warns that the same ban could now be enforced on other Republican candidates ahead of the 2020 elections.

The Congressional candidate, who has vastly outperformed her rivals by raising more than $1.1million for her campaign, is the clear frontrunner for the GOP nomination although she faces a big task to win a Congressional seat in Florida that has voted Democrat since 2013.

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Twitter Labels RT As ‘State Affiliated Media’, But Ignores BBC, NPR

“Unlike independent media, state-affiliated media frequently use their news coverage as a means to advance a political agenda.”

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In another bold censorship move, Twitter has decided to label certain accounts as ‘state-affiliated media’, but apparently this extends only to the accounts whose content the platform does not agree with.

Accounts such as RT and Sputnik, Russian news sites, and accounts of people who work or supply content for those websites have been labeled with the tag by Twitter:

Twitter also announced that tweets from those accounts will no longer be highlighted on the home screen, in notifications, or in searches.

Effectively, it is an open announcement of a shadow ban.


The fictional film that exposed a world wide child trafficking networks was recently banned on Amazon.com in light of recent interest in the movie from the Wayfair and Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest.

Twitter claims it is doing this “to make the experience more transparent.”

However, state affiliated media sources that Twitter likes, such as the BBC in the UK and NPR in the US will not be affected by the move.

“State-financed media organizations with editorial independence, like the BBC in the UK or NPR in the US for example, will not be labeled,” the company noted.

Twitter further claims that “unlike independent media, state-affiliated media frequently use their news coverage as a means to advance a political agenda.”

To claim that independent media sources, such as CNN or The New York Times, for example, do not push a political agenda is laughable.

It is clear that this is yet another move by Twitter to editorialise news content, and censor content it doesn’t like.

That is made more apparent, given that Twitter says the move was made after meetings with “a number of expert groups, including members of the Digital and Human Rights Advisory Group in Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council.”

That group includes the Anti-Defamation League, the Dangerous Speech Project, and Feminist Frequency, all notorious for pushing censorship of conservative and alternative news content.

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Twitter Censors, Locks Breitbart’s Account Over Pro-HCQ Doctor’s Livestream

“Tweets with the video are in violation of our Covid-19 misinformation policy.”

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Twitter continued to crack down on anyone sharing the viral video of a group of doctors touting hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a Covid-19 “cure” Tuesday, removing a tweet containing a link to the video by Breitbart News and locking the outlet’s account.

Breitbart announced that its video of America’s Frontline Doctors was removed from Twitter with the justification from the platform that “tweets with the video are in violation of our Covid-19 misinformation policy.”

“Footage of the livestream on Periscope, Twitter’s livestreaming platform, had generated 1 million views before being removed by the site.” Breitbart noted.

The outlet added that “Footage on Facebook had accumulated over 17 million views within 8 hours and had 185,000 concurrent viewers at the time it was streamed.”

“On YouTube, a clip from the event received 80,000 views before being removed by the platform for ‘violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.'” the report added.

Breitbart then found that its Twitter account had been “limited” as a punishment for “violating the policy on spreading misleading an potentially harmful information related to COVID-19”:

Twitter also censored Donald Trump Jr.’s account after he shared the America’s Frontline Doctors video.

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