It was an outright lie, but the media waited until the image had gone mega viral, before they acknowledged the lie, with Reuters, Wapo, Daily Mail, CBS News, and a whole host of others finally correcting the record and telling the truth – The girl was never separated from her mother.
Antifa wasn’t alone as another extremist, a New York-based artist and programmer named Sam Lavigne, who has taught as an adjunct instructor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, published an ICE database, containing information about 1,500 ICE employees, on the website GitHub. GitHub promptly removed it. Then he published it to the website Medium, titled “Downloading the profiles of everyone on LinkedIn who works for ICE.” Medium also removed the post. Then in an act that has many on social media questioning if Wikileaks has been infiltrated by extremists, Wikileaks published the list, then blasted that link on social media.
Despite conservatives on Twitter being de-verified and having their accounts terminated for far less offensive posts, Twitter has not de-verified Fonda, nor have they suspended or terminated his account. Many users, including myself, have highlighted the double standard that CEO Jack Dorsey constantly applies to his social media platform.