Donald Trump Jr. has pointed the finger at what he described as the “social media gods” at Instagram for allegedly scrapping a photo of himself with Sgt. Omar “Crispy” Avila, an injured US Army veteran.
Writing on his Instagram page, the US president’s eldest son berated the social platform for its "bias deleting posts”, adding that “there was nothing harsh or political in there”.
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INSTAGRAM IS AT IT AGAIN WITH THEIR BIAS DELETING POSTS. Time time the deleted my friend @crispy11b’s post that was simply a post of him and I catching up at the NRA show. There was nothing harsh or political in there and as usual it magically somehow “violated @Instagram standards”, presumably because I’m in it and that’s too much for the social media gods in California. Omar aka Crispy is a vet severely wounded in conflict who has undergone I believe over 100 surgeries to fix the damage done. He’s been a vocal supporter of other wounded vets and an inspiration to so many because despite everything he manages to live his life to the fullest. His adventures often documented right here are amazing and I’ve never once seen anything but an incredible attitude towards life despite the obvious difficulties. This man is amazing and he should not be censored, in fact we would be better off as a nation with many more with his attitude, demeanor, and patriotism. I suggest you give him a follow. The bullshit has to stop. If Instagram can censor a hero like this who the hell won’t they suppress??? #america #hero #censorship
“As usual it magically somehow ‘violated @Instagram standards’, presumably because I’m in it and that’s too much for the social media gods in California. The bull***t has to stop. If Instagram can censor a hero like this who the hell won’t they suppress???”, Trump Jr. noted.
Many netizens lashed out at Instagram’s move which they portrayed as “unreal, unbelievable and ridiculous”.
Unbelievable. That’s such bull.— Francis Montgomery (@montysrebels) 30 апреля 2019 г.
when the hell is someone going to make a "political neutral" social media site?— Carlito (@craignicholas18) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Just curious on how it violates community standards— Big Kahuna (@DanPars65646412) 1 мая 2019 г.
Unbelievable— “Maga Martha” (@marthab9876) 1 мая 2019 г.
What?!— Cheryl Ingram (@cherylingram) 1 мая 2019 г.
Wow. that's insanity— Anthony finelli (@justice4all311) 1 мая 2019 г.
I wish someone would start a new social media— Val (@AuntValLovesUSA) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Instagram wants to CONTROL EVERYONE!!! Just like the democrats/socialists party NO THANKS I can take a picture with whom ever I want as long as we are dressed!! They sensor the wrong things!!! 🙏🏻♥️🇺🇸— Colleen E Braun (@colleenebraun) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Nice work @instagram How does this violate community standards?? Don’t worry we’ll wait….. Absolutely ridiculous!— ItsThaWorld (@MPDinthaQC) 1 мая 2019 г.
What a joke!— VAQ139mike (@mike68134553) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Say what?— Gary England (@garyeOK) 1 мая 2019 г.
One Twitter user wrote that “the progressive media company is crazy” and that “we need regulations to bar this kind of discrimination”, while another netizen noted that the influence of the social platform is “frightening”.
Seriously?— Steve G (@Sgonzonj) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Incredible!— pickupdaily (@pickupdaily1) 1 мая 2019 г.
This is why I don’t post on Instagram— Rita Mcquinn (@rita_mcquinn) 1 мая 2019 г.
This sounds crazy…..— Shannon Bailey (@Shannon72207440) 30 апреля 2019 г.
The progressive media company is crazy. We need regulations to bar this kind of discrimination— Alan Cheng (@alancheng333tw1) 30 апреля 2019 г.
the influence of these platforms is frightening— Liv Byron (@livbyron4000) 30 апреля 2019 г.
Avila has, meanwhile, reposted the photo which was taken last week and wrote on his Instagram account that he “honestly” doesn’t know “why this picture was taken down by Instagram”, adding that he is “not sure what guidelines it violates but here we go again”.