MSNBC's Hayes Mocks Social Media Summit as 'Ice Cream Social For Trolls'

NewsBusters | 7/12/2019 | Staff
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MSNBC host Chris Hayes devoted a two minute-long monologue to trashing President Trump’s social media summit on Thursday’s edition of All In. According to Hayes, “instead of social media companies like Twitter and Facebook, they invited a pack of Trump-supporting, race-baiting conspiracy theorists.” Hayes also described the event as an “ice cream social for trolls.”

For the record, attendees at the event included Lila Rose of the pro-life group Live Action, Senator Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Matt Gaetz; all well-established voices in the conservative movement. After playing some video clips from the event, Hayes warned that “what took place at the White House today threatens to further undermine the truth in American politics.”

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Many of the guests at the summit have experienced this censorship firsthand. Twitter blocked an ad by Blackburn highlighting her work on behalf of the pro-life movement that referred to her work stopping “the sale of body parts,” describing the content as “inflammatory.”

Nearly two years after the censorship of Blackburn’s ad, another social media company, Pinterest “permanently suspended” Live Action’s account. During a brief speech at the social media summit, Rose brought up her organization’s censorship by Pinterest as well as its four-year-long ban on doing any advertising on Twitter; adding that the social media giant told the company “we’d have to stop calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and stop sharing our pro-life content.”

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Not surprisingly, Hayes did not bring any of this up; as it would not advance his narrative that conservative censorship on social media is nothing more than a fringe conspiracy theory. Following a commercial break, Hayes trashed the President’s “performance” at the social media summit as “surreal and pathetic” before once again slamming the attendees as representing “very real vectors of disinformation that were very much responsible for electing the President in the first place.”...
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