The New York Times ran a piece that contained what is being referred to as a “stunning” graphic purportedly showing former President Trump’s reach on social media before and after his ban. In reality, the media outlet has inadvertently shown just how wildly popular Trump was and is currently.
The “Old Gray Lady” appears to be very proud of the results of Big Tech censorship concerning the former president. The results of the graph are unsurprising considering that Trump’s primary methods of communication to his followers were cut off because he was deemed a threat to the left.
What is notably stunning is the overwhelming power that Big Tech, the media, and the left now wield in controlling the free speech of other Americans. They are able to squelch the voices of those who disagree simply by banning them from their platforms. It is unsurprising in the extreme that Trump would no longer have much influence in social media arenas when he is no longer able to speak there. It is the very definition of censorship.
Regardless of the bans, the former president is still a force to be reckoned with politically. And he is arguably more popular than ever. Trump has become a kingmaker among Republicans and when he speaks it still garners national headlines.
— Lara Korte (@lara_korte) June 7, 2021
Despite being blamed for the Jan. 6 riot, being banned by Twitter, and now banned from Facebook and Instagram for two years, Trump is still the leader of the Republican Party and the nomination for the 2024 Republican presidential slot is ostensibly his for the taking at this point.
It appears the former president is still living rent-free in the minds of media outlets and Democrats as they keep rehashing past events and accusations against Trump. As The New York Times compares social media engagement connected to him, Trump is already gearing up for the midterms. And once again, no one comes close currently to the number of supporters that attend Trump rallies.
There does seem to be some confusion though at the Times. Apparently, a number of Trump’s statements following his ban were just as popular or even more so. So, it appears they did not fully silence the Republican powerhouse.
Even though Trump has now shut down his blog (at least for the time being) and has been digitally exiled, his statements are still reverberating on social media despite all attempts to silence them. On March 21, he published a statement on his website proclaiming that the Trump administration had handed over “the most secure border in history.” He slammed the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis. “Our Country is being destroyed!” Trump declared. That statement was liked and shared more than 661,000 times on social media according to The New York Times.
Ironically, the media outlet is positing that claims of election fraud have not been widely dispersed. The reason for that is obvious since the topic has almost been totally silenced on social media. Posts are deleted and those sending them out many times are banned if they voice an opinion that asserts there was indeed voter fraud. The claims are not spreading because they have been reportedly censored out of existence.
“As the Trump case shows, deplatforming doesn’t ‘solve’ disinformation, but it does disrupt harmful networks and blunt the influence of harmful individuals,” stated Emerson Brooking, who is a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, which studies “disinformation.”
Users on Twitter found absolutely nothing “stunning” about the graphic revelation by The New York Times:
That speaks more to the effects of censorship than anything else. Do you prefer people be arbitrarily muted because the ruling technocrats disagree with opinions? Is that your America? That's a sad commentary on giving people the freedom to make their own judgements about ideas. https://t.co/1Ece9aTU1n
— Denny Owen (@DennyOwen8) June 7, 2021
Literally, no one is surprised by this. Banning works. That's why the Left uses it as a political instrument. https://t.co/KKzJORRTju
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) June 7, 2021
Wow so you’re telling me a complete ban and black out of someone’s account means there will be less activity regarding that individual. Stunning information.
— Nick (@NicksTweet_) June 7, 2021
This says more about #BigTechCensorship than it does about DJT.
— Keep it relaxed (@bobdirects) June 7, 2021
More brilliance from the left. Yes. When the water company cuts off the flow of water, the sink won’t fill.
Censorship works. That’s why you guys love it so much as long as you are the ones that get to decide.
— Neanderthal Nigel (@MoDaddySFO) June 7, 2021
What is stunning about this?
His feed and all posts that could be liked and shared went missing when he was banned, you insufferable idiot.
— Good Grief (@carla_wessells) June 7, 2021
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