(RightWingAmericans.com)- Just days after President Donald Trump signed a new executive order that will result in social media platforms losing their liability protection if they don’t stop censoring voices they don’t like, Snapchat announced that they will stop promoting President Donald Trump’s account.
The social media network, which allows people to directly share videos and images and was the first to offer the “story” feature, is popular with young people and has until now promoted the president’s account as it would any other big account.
Incredibly, the social network claimed that President Trump incites “racial violence and injustice.”
A spokesperson for Snapchat said, “we will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover.”
“Racial violence and injustice have no place in our society and we stand together with all who seek peace, love, equality and justice in America,” the spokesperson added.
The Hollywood Reporter reported how Snapchat concluded that the president promotes racial violence because he referred to lawless criminal protesters who are burning down buildings and violently attacking innocent people as “vicious dogs.” Snapchat also reportedly took issue with the “ominous weapons” that were protecting the White House from violent rioters last weekend.
The Trump campaign responded to the false claim immediately after the comments were made on Wednesday. Brad Parscale, the manager of the Trump reelection campaign, said that Snapchat was simply censoring conservatives.
“Snapchat is trying to rig the 2020 election, illegally using their corporate funding to promote Joe Biden and suppress President Trump,” Parscale said. “Radical Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel would rather promote extreme left riot videos and encourage their users to destroy America than share the positive words of unity, justice, and law and order from our president.”
Parscale also said that, if you’re a conservative, “they [Snapchat] don’t want to hear from you. They do not want you to vote.”
Snapchat joins the ranks of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube who have all suppressed conservative voices in a way that President Trump’s administration argues is illegal. And it might well be.
If a platform is allowing free promotion to one candidate and not to another, is that not election interference? Is the free airtime being granted to Joe Biden not considered a donation?