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Facebook REMOVES News Story Accurately Reporting That Trump Led Biden in CNN Poll, Calls It ‘Spam’

The bottom line: Facebook is removing accurate information that helps President Donald Trump by falsely calling it “misleading.”

Facebook censored a news story that reported, accurately, that former President Donald Trump was leading President Joe Biden in a new CNN poll, including with women. Facebook falsely labeled the news story “spam” and “misleading.”

Meta, which runs Facebook, REMOVED the post from the Facebook page of Wisconsin Assembly candidate Jim Piwowarczyk on April 28 and has not reinstated it. Piwowarczyk is a former law enforcement officer in Wisconsin who is the co-founder of Wisconsin Right Now.com, which is Wisconsin’s leading news site.

Facebook’s censorship of ACCURATE news that hurts Biden during a hotly contested presidential election is reminiscent of the media’s and big tech’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story and could be considered election interference. It prevents voters, especially in the key battleground state of Wisconsin, from learning that Trump has pulled ahead with voters in the new polls, including with women.

“We removed your post,” Facebook wrote Piwowarczyk’s page, referring to a post by Piwowarczyk sharing a news story by Wisconsin Right Now, which is headlined, “Trump Leads Biden by SIX PERCENT in New CNN Poll, Pulls Ahead With Women.”

“Why this happened. It looks like you tried to get likes, follows, shares or video views in a misleading way. Your post goes against our Community Standards on spam,” Meta falsely wrote.

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The censored story accurately reported: “President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in a new CNN poll by a whopping 6 percent, as Trump inches ahead with women and registers strong support among other Democratic constituency groups as voter concern about the U.S. economy grows.”

The story continued:

“Trump leads 49% to 43% for Biden among registered voters in the poll, which was released April 28.

You can read the poll in full here.”

Was the story accurate? Here is a screenshot of the section of the CNN poll that proves Wisconsin Right Now’s reporting was accurate.

The support from women is found in the crosstabs. The screenshot below, from the CNN poll itself, shows that, among registered voters including leaners, Trump leads Biden with women 46-45% and 49-43% overall.

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Wisconsin Right Now, which published the story, is Wisconsin’s leading conservative news site. Wisconsin Right Now has been the recipient of multiple gold and other prestigious journalism awards, winning gold awards from the Milwaukee Press Club last year for the best investigative, public service, and news reporting in the state. The news site is also the recipient of 2024 Milwaukee Press Club awards for podcast (an interview with Gov. Ron DeSantis), review, and investigative reporting. Jim Piwowarczyk and co-editor Jessica McBride previously won awards in video and column writing for their coverage of the Water Street shootings in Milwaukee and the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. And the year before that, Jim Piwowarczyk won an award for best news photography from on-scene coverage of the Kenosha riots.

The censored news story continued as follows:

The poll shows Biden is losing independents 47-36%. The cross tabs show 39% of “people of color” voting for Trump as well as 46% of women compared to 45% of women voting for Biden. Men are more lopsided with 53-41% going for Trump.

That’s compared to 47% for Trump and 46% for Biden in August 2023.

Nostalgia for Trump’s years in office and the stark reality of inflation and Biden’s economy are helping push Trump into a large lead that is well outside the margin for error, according to the poll.

In fact, 55% of voters polled said that Trump’s four years in office were a success compared to 44% saying it was a failure. In 2021, 55% said Trump’s four years were a failure, and, in 2017, the number was 68%.

In contrast, 61% of voters say Biden’s presidency has been a failure and 39% a success compared to 57% saying his presidency was a failure in 2022.

In 2017, 65% said Obama’s presidency was a success compared to 34% saying it was a failure, and in 2009, 68% said George W. Bush’s presidency was a failure with 31% saying it was a success.

When asked which issues are most important to their voting decision, most voters said the economy, “protecting democracy”, immigration, crime, and gun policy.

When third-party candidates are included, registered voters chose Trump by 42%, Biden by 33%, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. by 16%, Cornel West by 4%ad Jill Stein by 3%.

The poll indicates that voters are hardened in their positions. Only 5% of people polled who aren’t a Biden voter or never voting for Biden said they are a “potential Biden voter” and the same is true of 3% for Trump.

The poll was conducted for CNN “via web and telephone on the SSRS Opinion Panel, a nationally representative panel of U.S. adults ages 18 or older recruited using probability-based sampling techniques.” The poll was conducted April 18 to 24. The margin of error was +/- 3.4.

Biden’s approval rating has plummeted to 60% disapprove in this poll, compared to 41% approving of his job performance in March 2023.

In fact, 66% disapprove of how Biden is handling the economy, compared to 44% in March 2021. And 71% disapproved of how Biden was handling the war between Israel and Hamas and inflation and 54% disapproved of how he was handling health care policy and student loan debt.

People rated the U.S. economy 70% “net poor” and said that a lower rate of inflation and “a change in political leadership in Washington” would improve their view of the U.S. economy most.

More than half, 53% were dissatisfied with their own personal financial situation compared to 47% in 2022. And 58% have an unfavorable opinion of Joe Biden compared to 41% in October 2020.


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