Ben Shapiro RIPS Leftist Fit Throwing Over Fake Biden Twitter Checkmark Controversy

April 25th, 2023 9:40 AM

Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro took to Twitter to mock leftists who threw a fit over President Joe Biden’s apparent loss of Twitter’s verified checkmark, which was not true. 

“The President of the United States is no longer verified,” internet commentator Dash Dobrofsky denounced Friday, displaying a fake screenshot of Biden’s official Twitter page. “Elon Musk is a disgrace,” he wrote in the tweet. Shapiro responded by calling out the hypocrisy. “Imagine if they banned the sitting president from every major social media service simultaneously,” Shapiro said in a quote tweet. For former President Donald Trump, that’s precisely what happened.

Shapiro’s slap-down response to Dobrofsky’s tweet made reference to Big Tech’s censorship efforts to ban then-President Trump from all major social media platforms amid the January 6 Capitol riot.

At the time, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, Chinese communist-tied TikTok and even Shopify participated in the coordinated effort to ban a sitting president. Digital store Shopify went as far as to block stores that sell Trump-related content.

But the leftist meltdown was much ado about nothing. Dobrofsky’s tweet triggered a Twitter “Community Note” that called out the post image for being false. “This image is edited,” a Community Note first warned.

The Note was then updated to reflect that the president’s account does have a verified mark. “Joe Biden’s actual account does, in fact, carry a grey verified check mark consistent with government accounts,” the new Note showed.

According to an MRC Free Speech America study, the same Big Tech companies that banned Trump allowed seven dictators, including embattled Russian President Vladimir Putin, to post government propaganda, reaching approximately 50 million followers. Among the other dictators allowed to post are Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamene

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