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Instagram Bans QAnon Accounts, But Refuses to Remove ISIS Accounts Celebrating 9/11

Social media network says as “a global community we understand people may express themselves differently.”

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Facebook-owned Instagram has announced that will ban all QAnon accounts, including ones that don’t promote violence, while refusing to remove ISIS propaganda accounts that celebrate 9/11 under the justification that “people may express themselves differently.”

In an update to its policy announced yesterday, Facebook said that it was moving beyond a measure taken back in August that removed QAnon accounts which contained “discussions of potential violence.”

“We’ve seen other QAnon content tied to different forms of real world harm, including recent claims that the west coast wildfires were started by certain groups, which diverted attention of local officials from fighting the fires,” said the social media giant.

Facebook specified that it would “remove any Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no violent content.”

Many pointed out the hypocrisy of Antifa accounts still being allowed on the platform despite the movement’s involvement in numerous violent riots over the last six months.

While banning all QAnon content, Instagram has simultaneously refused to remove literal ISIS propaganda accounts that celebrate 9/11.

As the Sun reveals, one such account posted an image of the World Trade Center being hit by a plane along with the caption, “One of the most beautiful scenes.”

Another account which posted an execution clip was followed by “20 other pro-IS accounts with more than 7,700 followers.”

However, even after The Center for Countering Digital Hate reported the accounts to Instagram, the social media network refused to remove them, saying no breach of guidelines had occurred.

Partially defending the content, Instagram explained that as “a global community we understand people may express themselves differently.”

“It is unbelievably irresponsible, but sadly unsurprising,” said CCDH chief exec Imran Ahmed.

So mere discussion of QAnon is completely banned, but actual glorification of terror attacks against the United States are just part of free speech, according to Instagram.

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Report: Hunter Biden Story Was Most Read On Social Media Despite Attempts To Kill It

Big Tech censorship doesn’t work

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Despite efforts by Twitter and Facebook to completely censor the bombshell New York Post story concerning Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell”, it was the most popular political topic on those platforms, according to a report from Axios.

The report cites data supplied by social media engagement tracking firm NewsWhip, which revealed that the Post’s story “generated 2.59m interactions (likes, comments, shares) on Facebook and Twitter last week — more than double the next biggest story about Trump or Biden.”

This was despite the fact that Facebook cracked down on users sharing the story, and Twitter censored the link to the initial NY Post story, as well as follow ups and related stories, and locked the accounts of anyone who attempted to share it.

The New York Post’s Twitter account is STILL locked, as Twitter is demanding deletion of all tweets related to the story.

The Axios report also notes that five of the ten most popular stories last week were about the Hunter Biden revelations, or the attempted censorship by Facebook and Twitter.

Indeed, the censorship of the story almost overtook the actual story itself in terms of interaction.

“Behind the Biden story itself, Facebook and Twitter’s response to the report was the second biggest topic last week,” the report states, adding “The backlash largely came from the right, which accused the tech platforms of meddling in the election through inappropriate censorship.”

The report also highlights that the Hunter Biden story was the 6th-most engaged article this month, only behind huge news such as Trump testing positive for COVID-19.

According to the figures, 83% of the interactions concerning the Hunter Biden story happened on Facebook, with 17% on Twitter.

This all goes to prove that attempted censorship by big tech only amplifies scrutiny of the issue at hand.

Perhaps they need a more bold move?


Alex Jones breaks down the Dems’ final solution to steal the presidential election by using the internet killswitch.

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Instagram Refuses to Remove ‘Black Art’ Image Showing Severed Heads of White People

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Social media giant Instagram, which routinely removes ‘offensive’ content, has refused to remove a ‘black art’ image depicting the severed heads of white people, arguing that “people may express themselves differently.”

The image was posted by an account called ‘supportblackart’ and features two obese black women carrying the severed heads of a white man and a white woman.

After the image was reported to the Facebook-owned company, it responded by saying the sick artwork didn’t violate their community guidelines.

In explaining its decision not to remove the image, Instagram stated, “Because Instagram is a global community, we understand that people may express themselves differently.”

Naturally, if a piece of ‘art’ depicting two white people holding the decapitated heads of two black people was posted to Instagram, the post would be removed and the user immediately banned forever.

As we have highlighted numerous times, Instagram’s hypocrisy when it comes to censorship is rampant. Check out a shortlist of the content the platform has removed in recent times.

– Earlier this month, Instagram announced that it would be banning all QAnon accounts due to their alleged promotion of “real world harm,” yet simultaneously refused to ban ISIS accounts that celebrated 9/11, arguing, as in the case of the ‘black art’ image, that glorifying terrorist attacks was a form of alternative expression.

– Last month we highlighted how Instagram was promoting images of obese people in the name of ‘body positivity’ while refusing to accept healthy eating ads which include photos that show people with well toned bodies.

– Last year, Instagram started ‘fact checking’ and removing memes, including obvious satire such as a meme that said Hillary Clinton had killed Jeffrey Epstein. Only memes that made fun of leftists were impacted by the policy.

– In October last year, Instagram began removing photos of people doing the ‘OK hand sign’, ludicrously claiming that it was a form of “hate speech”.

– While allowing Islamic jihadists to celebrate terrorism, Instagram routinely removed photographs of people at gun ranges, claiming that the images violate “violence or dangerous organization guidelines.”

– The company also removed a photo of Kaitlyn Bennett stood in front of an American flag, presumably because she was wearing an ‘Infowars’ t-shirt.

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Twitter Is STILL Refusing to Unlock NY Post’s Account

The platform has told the Post that access will not be restored until all Hunter Biden coverage is completely deleted.

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The New York Post’s Twitter account has been locked since last Wednesday, and Twitter is refusing to restore access until the newspaper deletes all posts pertaining to its Hunter Biden coverage.

Despite Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitting that it was wrong to immediately censor the Post’s tweets, the company is still blocking the account, reports Fox Business.

The Post has been unable to use the social network since last week.

“Anyone who looks at The Post’s Twitter feed can’t even see the tweets about the Biden stories, which have been replaced by messages saying, ‘This Tweet is no longer available,’” the Fox Business report notes.

“Twitter confirmed to FOX Business that the Post ‘has been informed what is necessary to unlock their account,’” including “six tweets about its reporting on 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden,” the report adds.

Twitter blocked the initial NY Post story, as well as follow ups and related stories.

The company also initially blocked other users from posting anything about the scandal, but appeared to do a 180 on the policy after backlash.

The NY Post says that Twitter told them that “While we’ve updated the policy, we don’t change enforcement retroactively. You will still need to delete the Tweets to regain access to your account.”

The newspaper claims that Twitter has not given them any indication of how their reporting violates Twitter’s terms of service, nor has it provided information on how to resolve the issue.

“Twitter hasn’t responded to an inquiry from The Post asking how it determined that the stories in question were allegedly based on ‘hacked materials,’” the Post reported.

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