(Slay News) – President Donald Trump’s Truth Social has come under increasing attacks from the Left for allowing free speech on the platform.
In the latest smear effort against Trump’s social media company, The New York Times is amplifying a few dozen alleged “QAnon” accounts on the app as examples of the “dangers” of First Amendment rights.
Truth Social has become a target of the Left because it allows more free speech than its highly censorious Big Tech competitors such as Facebook and Twitter.
The New York Times complains that there is too much free speech on Truth Social.
The Times makes its case by arguing that some accounts that have been banned on Twitter are still allowed on Trump’s platform
Trump, of course, was also banned by Twitter, and every other major Big Tech platform, while he was still in office.
The report cites NewsGuard data to claim that users are spreading “the QAnon conspiracy theory on Truth Social.”
However, the Times fails to mention that NewsGuard is a left-wing propaganda tool that parades as a “fact-checking” service.
Via The New York Times:
NewsGuard, a media watchdog that analyzes the credibility of news outlets, found 88 users promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory on Truth Social, each to more than 10,000 followers.
Of those accounts, 32 were previously banned by Twitter.
Breitbart News has extensively covered NewsGuard and its effort to suppress conservative news outlets.
NewsGuard has also been condemned by top House Republican and House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN).
Despite presenting itself as a fake news watchdog, NewsGuard’s own founders have fueled false claims about major national news stories.
At the height of the 2020 presidential election cycle, NewsGuard co-founder Steve Brill stated on national television that he thought there was a “high likelihood” that the Hunter Biden laptop story was a “hoax perpetrated by the Russians.”
In a comment to the Federalist, a representative of Truth Social condemned The New York Times for failing to correct its own shoddy reporting.
Below is the full statement Truth Social sent to the Times, which it then shared with The Federalist:
Lacking any sense of humor, irony, or basic common sense, and having zealously promoted the Russia collusion hoax, the Russian bounties hoax, and countless other ludicrous fabrications, the New York Times is the last media company on Earth that should be accusing anyone else of spreading conspiracy theories — by contrast, Truth Social has reopened the Internet and given the American people their voice back.
If the Times has any dignity left, it should return its Pulitzers and apologize for their continued slander and defamation of Truth Social.
In a comment to Breitbart News, NewsGuard co-CEO Gordon Crovitz emphasized that the organization was not singling out Truth Social
Crovitz claims that NewsGuard takes misreporting on the Hunter Biden laptop story into account when assessing news sites.
However, NewsGuard promotes outlets – mostly Left-leaning – that inaccurately reported on the Hunter Biden story as “trustworthy.”
Meanwhile, it smears the outlets – mostly Right-leaning – that accurately reported on the laptop story as “untrustworthy.”