The censored cases, including deleted social media accounts or posts and those given “warning labels” that stopped people from sharing or commenting, were counted between March 2020 and March 2022 by Free Speech America’s Media Research Center.
The post claimed to show three photos of Biden kissing a little girl, said to be his granddaughter, on the lips with the caption: “Find someone who kisses you the way Joe Biden kisses his granddaughter.”
MRC also noted Big Tech attacked posts quoting Biden’s own words. A cited example was from Instagram removing conservative outlet Breaking 911’s post quoting Biden about COVID-19 vaccines saying, “Freedom! … I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID. No, I mean, come on! Freedom?!” A screenshot from Instagram shows the post was removed for promoting “violence and incitement.”
Other censorship included posts that involved negative coverage of Biden concerning energy policy or rising inflation.
MRC’s CensorTrack team logged more than 3,600 overall cases of censorship against conservative outlets, individuals, or posts across multiple social media platforms. Overall, censored topics included discussion regarding elections, COVID-19, climate change, and race.
Such reports of censorship come as Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been critical of social media censorship, offering to buy Twitter for $43 billion and vowing to take the company private so it can serve as “an inclusive arena for free speech” in which people “are able to speak freely within the bounds of the law.”