The Squad who want to limit free speech from social media under the guise of misinformation led by Ilhan Omar have posted pictures of dead babies with the claim they were killed by the Israelis.
There is just one problem. The pictures are actually from Syria and the dictator there, who is an ally of Russia and Iran is responsible for those deaths.- Sounds like disinformation to me. Can I get an Amen?
The Squad evidently defines disinformation as anything they don’t agree with. What a bunch of hypocrites. The Squad has one thing in common and that’s their hatred for Israel and their belief that Israel does not have the right to fight back or even exist. They have no right to be in Congress and should either resign or be voted out of office. They may have even known that the pictures were fake but like all Democrats, they believe the ends justify the means.
Hamas recently attacked Israel with thousands of rockets and mass killings inside Israel as well as the kidnapping of up to 200 hostages. Omar’s response to the massacre by Hamas terrorists killing innocent civilian noncombatants, including children, was to post an image of children, dead, wrapped in white, lying on the floor. She reposted this picture from Sulaiman Ahmed, who said “CHILD GENOCIDE IN PALESTINE,” and, “614 Palestinian children murdered by the Israeli IOF Forces.”
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If you see a claim, photo, or video that triggers a strong emotional reaction, take a moment to pause and check for veracity/confirmation from multiple sources.. That is total BS and exposes AOC as an undereducated liberal for agreeing with a fake post.
Only it wasn’t. The image was of children who were killed, but not by the IDF. These were children killed by a sarin nerve gas attack in 2013 by Bashar al-Assaid, the dictator of Syria.
Constitutional expert and popular legal commentator Jonathan Turley noted that Omar “has long been a leading voice among Democrats calling for censorship and speech controls in the name of combating disinformation.”
However, her offense was the same, “posting a picture purportedly showing children killed by Israeli forces. In reality, it was a picture of victims of a 2013 sarin gas attack in Ghouta, Syria.”
He explained, “The incident should, but is unlikely to, prompt Omar and fellow Democrats to reconsider their push for censorship and other anti-free speech measures. Such false imagery was quickly and effectively addressed in this incident without the need for bans and speech regulation.”
He explained, “The false image was quickly identified and challenged, including in a community note from X, formerly known as Twitter. There are obviously children who have been and will be killed in Gaza. However, many will knowingly spread false images or claims as part of that debate. Whoever posted this picture had to have known that it was not showing children from Gaza.”
He explained, “The incident shows that free speech allows for its own disinfectant. Bad speech is countered by better speech as the public judges what is true and what is false.”
The New York Post, which posted Omar’s propaganda image, said her “gruesome and false X post Saturday came after her fellow Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , D-N.Y., warned the public about the ‘incredibly high’ level of ‘misinformation in all directions’ on the platform concerning the Israel-Hamas war.”