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Trump Supporter Goes After Big Tech When Doctored Video Said She Was Voting For Biden

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Joan Herbert, an ardent Trump supporter, wasn’t the type of person to blast her political views all over social media like so many folks this day and age, but decided to be part of a campaign advertisement to let people know why she is pro-Trump.

Filming the advertisement in a darkened room, the mother of four delivered her message without the use of her actual, physical voice, flipping through cue cards instead of speaking.

One of those cards read, “I’m afraid to say this out loud. I won’t risk my children’s future with Biden.”

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However, after the ad started circulating, friends began to call her up confused and understanding which of the actual candidates she was supporting for president.

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“Some people called and asked, ‘Which is the real one? Are you really a Biden supporter or a Trump supporter,’” Herbert said.

Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:

Within hours of her video hitting social media, it had been picked up by Republican Voters Against Trump and edited to replace her cue cards with words attacking the president and his record.

“I voted for Trump in 2016,” one reads. “It was the biggest mistake of my life.”

The altered video remains available on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube despite Herbert’s efforts to have it removed. Its makers insist it is clearly a parody and, therefore, not designed to mislead.

As a result of this video, there is now a huge dispute about how social media companies should handle manipulated footage like this so that the original message of the posters is kept intact and ensures they are protected against misinformation, while also protecting the right to post satire and parodies.

However, President Trump’s campaign is saying the rules here are not being applied fairly and that Herbert is a victim of the anti-conservative bias of certain social media companies in Silicon Valley.

“Joan Herbert embraced her First Amendment right to express her views in support of President Trump, and in return, the left exploited that expression — and the arbitrary ‘rules’ created by social media companies aren’t helping her fix the issue,” spokeswoman Samantha Zager said of the incident.

Officials have gone on to point out how it seems the president’s social media accounts are held to higher standards and subjected to stricter rules than others. For example, when he tweeted out a parody video featuring one toddler chasing after another one with Fake CNN chyrons that said, “Terrified toddler runs from racist baby” and “Racist baby probably a Trump voter,” the content was slapped witha “modified” label on Twitter.

Shortly thereafter it was removed entirely by the company.

Efforts to have the video removed required complicated proof that she was the copyright holder, something she did not have.

Twitter told her that “only the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf” could apply to have the video removed. The company did not respond to a request for further comment.

All that’s being asked for here is that Trump and his supporters receive the same kind of protection that Big Tech companies provide for those who are left-wing in their politics. In other words, fairness and consistency. That doesn’t seem like a very tall order, but for the left, apparently, it is.

That might have something to do with the fact that many of these companies wish to help the Democratic Party by silencing the voices of the opposition.

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Apple Backs Down, Will Allow Parler Back on App Store

The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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Free speech is a fickle thing, and precious too.  If we’re not careful, it can be stripped away but those who hide behind the claim that a “private” company can limit your personal freedoms. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are almost always the culprits here, bending the algorithmic reach of those with whom they disagree. Enter Parler:  A free speech app where only the bare legal minimum of content would be moderated. The platform became incredibly popular with an astonishing swiftness, but soon faced trouble from companies who had previously aligned themselves with Facebook and Twitter’s more controlling stance. Apple, who had previously booted Parler from its App Store, has now relented to the Constitution. Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices. The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple’s platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.” On April 14, Apple’s app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient, the letter continued. Now, all Parler needs to do is to flip the switch. The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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WATCH: NC Man Slings Rabid Bobcat Across His Front Yard

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For many North Carolinians, neighborhood living brings with it the peace of mind that the most invasive animals you might have to deal with are squirrels who are trying to rest in your attic, or raccoons hoping to fatten up from your trash can.  The Tar Heel state has some bears, sure, but they’re not often the pestering or dangerous type like you might see in the Pacific Northwest or parts of California. But one man this week got up close and personal with a seriously frightening creature this week, after it lunged at his wife from underneath their car. A disturbing video captures the moment a rabid bobcat attacks a North Carolina woman—and the moment her husband grabs it off her and throws it through the air. Kristi and Happy Wade of Burgaw were walking to their SUV to take their cat to the vet the morning of April 9 when the growling animal ran across the street and attacked, WIS-TVreports. After throwing it several feet, Happy Wade eventually shot it after it ran into the couple’s garage and then continued to charge, ABC 11 reports. A neighbor who had been jogging by at the time stopped to help and called 911. Video of the incident is simply unbelievable. https://twitter.com/nojumper/status/1383145940807163904?s=20 The bobcat was injured by Wade and later euthanized by local law enforcement.  An autopsy revealed that the animal was indeed rabid, and the family has been undergoing treatment for their numerous bite wounds.

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