As was pointed out in the fight over Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation, win or lose, President Trump remains president until January, so it wasn’t really a case of sneaking in his nominee right under the wire before Election Day. Instagram, however, seems to have forgotten that fact and is appending a “fact-check” to each of Trump’s posts. Julie Ponzi noted it yesterday:
The president creates a perfectly innocuous and gracious post on the occasion of the Marine Corps' 245th birthday and our big tech masters can't help but feel the need to troll with their bogus and unrelated "fact check." These people are clowns. pic.twitter.com/vOp3GHMdAS
— Julie Ponzi (@JuliePonzi) November 10, 2020
And again today:
Oh, look. They're doing this again. What the hell. Who's obsessed here? pic.twitter.com/eDR66cawGL
— Julie Ponzi (@JuliePonzi) November 11, 2020
We checked it out ourselves and sure enough, Instagram appends a “fact-check” to Trump’s posts now as if the cutoff to call him “president” was Election Day. What does Joe Biden being the projected winner have to do with Veterans Day? We mean, even Twitter, which can’t crack down fast enough on tweets spreading “misinformation” about the integrity of the election, would let this post slide. Fact-check: It is Veterans Day, and Donald Trump is still president.
The fact checkers doth protest too much
— frankie (@bayoukellyfish) November 11, 2020
It's like arguing with a child that thinks they're a dragon or something.
— ☧ Flavius Josephus ☧ (@Zip_It_Hippie) November 11, 2020
Yep. “I’M the princess now! IT’S MY CASTLE GET OUT!”
— VICE-PRESIDENT ELECT CORRCOMM (@corrcomm) November 11, 2020
That’s weird. And, bullshit.
— annie ? (@annie01224073) November 11, 2020
Twitter flags sworn affidavit alleging election fraud in Detroit as ‘disputed’ because ‘voter fraud of any kind is exceedingly rare in the US’ https://t.co/rIXvqm7YRo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 10, 2020