The eldest son of President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Instagram over claims of censorship.
“I always knew that social media was censoring me and other conservatives and my experiences this week only drove the point home. That said, I never knew it was this bad,” Donald Trump, Jr. argued. “This is insanity!”
“The numbers must be huge and this kind of leftist activism and censorship must finally stop,” he asserted. “The attack on free speech cannot be allowed to continue on platforms as large as Instagram and with as much reach.”
Trump urged his followers to use specific hashtags, one of which misspelled ‘censorship’ as ‘sensorship.’
“This is no longer a simple little error or coincidence as they keep claiming,” Trump, Jr. argued.
Instagram, however, did not argue there was an error or coincidence.
Instead, a company spokesperson explained the situation is likely because of “spammy behavior” by Trump, Jr.’s followers.
“The ‘action blocked’ message is shown to people when we detect they may be taking part in spammy behavior, for example, liking multiple posts, following multiple accounts or similar. This is a measure we have in place to prevent spam on Instagram and isn’t specific to any one account,” the company explained.
don jr ready to fucking rage because instagram temporarily restricts accounts that like too many posts at once pic.twitter.com/QntlwGdqil
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 21, 2019
he does this like once every three months, it's incredible