Russian War Propaganda Allowed By Big Tech While They De-Platform Pro-American Voices
As YouTube eliminates pro-American channels (Dan Bongino being the latest casualty), Facebook shadowbans and eliminates conservative pages. Twitter infamously bans then-sitting President Trump, Gateway Pundit, and even myself; both platforms openly allow the Russian government to spread its propaganda and disinformation. Invading a sovereign country isn’t a violation of terms, but questioning the integrity of an election or saying a particular Covid treatment works is strictly forbidden.
Over on Twitter, @KremlinRussia_E is the official blue-check-marked account for the President of Russia in English. There is also a duplicate of that account in the Russian language, @KremlinRussia. They are actively posting tweets. Twitter has no problem with this. Also operating with impunity on Twitter are accounts for the Government Of Russia (@GovernmentRF) and the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (@mfa_russia).
You can also count on the Metaverse as a haven for Putin and his supporters, as Zuck’s Facebook allows for a Vladimir Putin page, which has over three million followers:
It’s unclear whether this is his official page or just a fan page, but Zuck doesn’t seem to care.
Meanwhile, YouTube allows Russia Today (RT) to live stream continuously. The Russian government funds RT. It features lots of English speakers, namely from the UK. This includes anchors and reporters, some of whom are based in Moscow.
RT is framing the invasion as a “special operation” and claiming Russia is only trying to liberate Donetsk and Luhansk, which they say Ukraine has unlawfully claimed as their own in violation of the Minsk agreements. They claim Ukraine recently shelled a grade school in Donetsk, killing two teachers, and that Ukrainian militia groups have been attacking the region for years. Much of the content draws sympathy to the Russian cause and demonizes the West and Ukraine.
But if that were true, why is Russia attacking from all angles instead of just an eastern front, as well as making threats about Finland joining NATO?
News reports are sprinkled in around repeating puff pieces, one of which chronicles the life of a Spetsnaz soldier. They also claim Russia has no intention of attacking civilian populations, despite evidence to the contrary.
Putin started randomly claiming that neo-nazis and white nationalists run Ukraine in a bizarre statement. Where have we heard this kind of rhetoric before? Oh yeah, from Antifa terrorists in the US, trying to justify their street violence against those they disagree with.
What is of interest, the President of Ukraine is a Jew, hardly something someone like him would wish to be part of, but Putin does not care about facts; he is trying to feed this lie to his people to justify his actions.
The RT roster also includes an American who reported after the UN “security council” meeting. The 100% took Russia’s side with his biased reporting:
While it’s often important to see what the other side is saying, RT’s role is to convert Westerners into Russian sympathizers, as they constantly paint NATO and Western countries out to be liars and blame the west for the war.
So all of this is perfectly acceptable on American Big Tech platforms, but don’t you dare post a meme of a doctor saying covid vaccinations cause heart problems!
So it is ok to have a dictator invade another nation, use Twitter and Facebook to tell outright lies to justify his invasion, but bring noble prize-winning doctors who dare question the political stances on COVID, Facebook bans you, Twitter cuts you off for life?
The truth is these are no longer American companies, the interest of the US is the furthest thing from their mind, so one has to ask, “Why are we continuing to protect them?” Maybe we should all start asking this of our elected officials; if they can’t give a good answer, maybe it is time to put someone in that can.
Posted with input from Gateway Pundit
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