Trump Jr.: Instagram warning says my name encourages harmful behavior
Donald Trump Jr. lashed out at Instagram on Friday for a reported warning that says posts including his name often “encourage” harmful behavior.
The president’s son and head of the Trump Organization took to the social media platform on Friday, saying conservative thought was being censored.
Honestly it’s time for me to put this out there. For weeks I’ve been watching my #instagram analytics and noticed a crazy drop off in new followers. I used to average around 10,000 + new followers a week and then it just dropped off. See screenshot from last week where despite over 7,000,000 impressions THAT WEEK I added 0 new followers. Also see video and pic where a friend searching MY NAME got a message warning that “Posts with words or tags you’re searching for often encourage behavior that can cause harm and even lead to death”… REALLY?!?! Are you fricken kidding me? @zuck this is insane. I get that my 3 year old Chloe can be pretty aggressive as are a few of my humorous memes, but this is ridiculous. If this account “could cause harm and even lead to death” we have serious problems. The #shadowban nonsense and the hysteria RE any conservative thought has to stop. #enough #mastersoftheuniverse #censorship
“REALLY?!?!” Trump Jr. wrote to Facebook CEO and Instagram owner Mark Zuckerberg. “Are you fricken kidding me?”
Trump Jr.’s feed features pictures of his children, his father and the Trump administration, and commentary or memes about Republican policies.
Instagram did not immediately respond when USA Today requested comment. USA Today first reported on the post Friday.
The warning did not appear in searches by USA Today and The Hill.
Republicans recently have accused social media platforms of discriminating against conservatives.
Last month, GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee pushed for a hearing with pro-Trump video personalities “Diamond and Silk” over their claims they were censored by Facebook.
Facebook confirmed earlier this month that it was bringing in two outside advisers to help run an audit on the platform’s community impact to prevent alleged bias against conservatives.
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