DOUBLE STANDARDS: Social Media Doesn’t Censor “Intentionally False” Biden Ad, Trump Campaign Hits Back

( President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign hit back at social media giants last week, demanding that they apply the same standards to both major parties and censor an “intentionally false” ad being pushed by the Biden campaign.

Trump’s campaign called on Twitter and Facebook to remove an ad pushed by the Biden campaign which lies about President Donald Trump’s comments about American soldiers, based on a report pushed by the media through anonymous sources and proven wrong by various non-anonymous sources.

Jenna Ellis, the Trump campaign’s senior legal adviser, sent a cease and desist letter to Joe Biden’s campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon over the campaign, describing how the ad claims President Donald Trump said terrible things about soldiers even though those claims cannot be verified by anybody.

Ellis also CC’d Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the letter.

“This letter notifies you that Biden for President…produced and caused to be posted on Joe Biden’s Twitter feed a digital ad that contains intentionally false and misleading statement that cannot be verified when it alleges that President Trump made derogatory comments towards fallen American heroes,” Ellis wrote.

The story, in case you missed it, came from The Atlantic. Surprise, surprise.

It alleged that President Trump denigrated fallen American soldiers who were buried in the French Aisne-Marne American Cemetery back in 2018, suggesting he called the fallen soldiers “suckers” and “losers.” The claims, however, have been dismissed even by the likes of former national security adviser John Bolton, who is no friend to the president.

The report was written by Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of the magazine. He claimed that anonymous sources gave him the information, but those sources have been questioned widely by other media outlets. Despite the controversy around the story, and the lack of journalistic integrity, the Biden campaign immediately jumped on it and used it as a campaigning issue.

In her letter, Ellis explained that social media platforms are making more efforts in “slowing the spread of misinformation” and called on the platforms to censor the ad in that same spirit.

“Both Twitter and Facebook have used their policies to remove or flag tweets and posting by President Trump,” she said. “Now, Twitter and Facebook-if they are truly to be fair arbiters of factually accurate statements-will be obliged to remove your False and Misleading Ad, which is based solely on cites to anonymous sources.”

What do you think – will the social media giants be fair?