On Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump Jr. posted an extremely graphic and extremely disturbing video that shows seven men who were brutally murdered by an Hamas terrorist. In a community note posted on his X account that claimed the video was from many years before in 2015. But Wired Magazine investigated and found that the debunker was wrong and that the video was indeed current.
X tagged Don Jr’s post with a “Community Notes” with the claim “Video is not from the current conflict and can be traced back to 2015.” It then posted a link to an Iranian social media site. Several outlets and social media users criticized President Trump’s oldest son. This tells me that Elon Musk has much more firing to do if he wants X to be a free speech zone. He had better get it into gear as this has been a common occurrence even after Musk bought out Twitter.
WIRED magazine “has now verified that the Community Notes system appears to be wrong.”:
“WIRED has now verified that the Community Notes system appears to be wrong. According to an independent OSINT analysis published on Wednesday, the video Trump Jr. posted is real. It was recorded during Saturday’s attack and does show Hamas fighters shooting Israelis, the analysis found.
“…X quickly flagged the video as misleading and provided a community note that debunked the context put forth by the former President’s son.
The note stated that the footage was actually from 2015 and originated in Syria, not Israel. It also emphasized that Don Jr.’s false narrative was being used to promote “violent retribution” against Palestinian civilians.
Hassan Shibly, a prominent figure in the Muslim community, criticized him for pushing untrue narratives and endangering innocent Palestinians. Shibly argued that the video was being used to justify an escalation of Israel’s counteroffensive against Hamas.”