The social media giants have been watching their platform and the messages being posted recently with President Donald Trump. He was banned on Friday following the Capitol riot.
Instagram puts a fact-check sticker on 50 Cent’s post after he compared the National Guard presence at BLM protests vs. Capitol riot.
Donald Trump was a prime example of how social media has become a daily aspect of people’s lives with consumption on the hourly of platforms. Leading up to the 2020 election left companies like Twitter and Instagram no other choice but to fact-check the information being spread on their platform.
50 Cent found his own post he shared this week being compromised, though the post wasn’t removed. Following the Capitol riots, 50 Cent was trying to illustrate the difference of security at the Capitol and the National Guard at Capitol during the BLM protests during the summer in comparison the Wednesday’s attempted coup. “I don’t have to say anything else,” he captioned the post.
The fact-check flag read, “Independent fact-checkers say information in this post is missing context and could mislead people.” The context didn’t negate 50’s argument surrounding how law enforcement treated Black protesters during the BLM demonstrations vs. the response to the insurrectionists. USA Today revealed that the photo wasn’t actually taken at Capitol Hill but 2 miles away at the Lincoln Memorial during the protests over the summer.
Check out 50’s post below.
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The people following 50 Cent had mixed reactions from blaming the New York rapper for not voting and more.