President Donald Trump’s supporters were banned by an event-organizing website from sharing about a march scheduled in Washington, D.C.
A “March for Trump” event to support the president’s efforts to legally challenge the 2020 election results in several states is set for the weekend. But organizers of the event found their outreach de-platformed by Eventbrite which called out the “harmful misinformation” in an email.
The event, scheduled to begin Saturday on Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza, is going forward as planned and has been promoted on social media.
The chair of Women for America First, Amy Kremer, along with many other Trump supporters, shared details of the march with a rallying cry to “rise up and have our voices heard.”
🚨🚨We will #MarchForTrump in Washington, DC this weekend🚨🚨
Saturday, Nov 14th
12PM, Freedom Plaza
Tell everyone you know and let’s fill the streets
We cannot let them shut us down
It is time that WE THE PEOPLE rise up and have our voices heard
— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) November 10, 2020
But Kremer had to inform her Twitter followers on Tuesday that the event was still on, despite Eventbrite’s message. She shared in a tweet that the website had “just shut down our event & emailed everyone that it was canceled,” adding that the same thing had happened with Facebook and Mailchimp, another email marketing service.
“Big Tech is trying shut down our march,” Kremer added. “But we won’t let them.”
This is wild. Facebook, Mailchimp, and now Eventbrite all de-platformed a pro-Trump march, labeling it “misinformation.”
Woke corporate power, colluding against “wrong think.” Remember when it was just Alex Jones? The slope, it is so slippery. https://t.co/QyoQygzvNm
— Rachel Bovard (@rachelbovard) November 10, 2020
Kremer shared an image of the Eventbrite email explaining the decision.
“We’re reaching out regarding your event listing, ‘MARCH FOR TRUMP,'” the company’s “Trust and Safety” division said in the email. “We do not permit events, content, or creators that share or promote potentially harmful misinformation. In this instance, we have determined hat your event violates our community guidelines and is therefore not permitted on the Eventbrite platform.”
I’m not sure what terms they violated. How is this spreading “potentially harmful information?”
— Nicole J (@nicole_j0124) November 10, 2020
Rachel Bovard, the senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute, retweeted Kremer’s post, calling out the “Woke corporate power, colluding against ‘wrong think.'”
Also, it’s only a matter of time before Twitter shuts this down, right? “So just use another platform!!11!” kind of loses its resonance when they’re all colluding against specific viewpoints.
— Rachel Bovard (@rachelbovard) November 10, 2020
Others continued to use Twotter to get the word out about the scheduled march.
🚨🚨 Our March in DC is NOT CANCELLED this weekend. It is still a GO. Liberal @eventbrite personally emailed all participants and told them the #marchfortrump is CANCELLED! Another big tech company trying to control the election!! @eventbritehelp @realDonaldTrump @KylieJaneKremer https://t.co/vVggERTK26
— Jennifer Lynn Lawrence (@JenLawrence21) November 10, 2020
Meet at the Freedom Plaza at 12pm EST this Saturday 11/14 pic.twitter.com/N0VHBxQVdr
— Courtney Holland 🇺🇸 (@hollandcourtney) November 11, 2020
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas shared a tweet about Eventbrite’s actions, tagging the Department of Justice.
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) November 10, 2020
Twitter users expressed their shock over the move and slammed Eventbrite, as well as other anti-Trump Big Tech companies, for the double standards and outright censorship.
Potentially harmful misinformation?????
— CaLo (@Carly_Blogs) November 10, 2020
That’s cute @eventbrite. How is a March on Washington against Terms of Service?
— President Elect Anne Hutchinson (@bringmecheese) November 10, 2020
So it begins
— FiSTer (@13Fox4Lyfe) November 10, 2020
How is this a surprise? It’s the scumbag liberals cancel culture. They only believe in the 1st amendment if it makes them feel warm and fuzzy and it’s something they agree with. The hypocrisy is outrageously mind blowing!!
— AkeJay (@jakewl7) November 10, 2020
If they don’t want the business of 70+ million Americans, that’s okay with me.
— B̶i̶d̶e̶n̶H̶a̶r̶r̶i̶s̶ (@KaBoomTX) November 10, 2020
I’d like to see where in their TOS it actually says this and what authority or expertise they have to ID “potentially harmful misinformation.” Everybody and his brother thinks he’s a “fact checker” nowadays. This is just stupid. 🙄
— Stefanie Bolich (@StefanieSangs) November 10, 2020
— President-Elect #LockEmAllUp! 🇺🇸 (@trusokoff) November 10, 2020
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