𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗡 𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗗 𝗠𝗬 𝗩𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗢 𝗕𝗬 ‘𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗞𝗘’
Yesterday LinkedIn took down my video of Stanley Johnson, Boris Johnson’s father, claiming that the post represented ‘misinformation’.
In the video, Mr Johnson senior asserted that we only have Brexit because, “it was a cunning ploy by the Russians to destabilise…Western democracy”.
Despite the allegation by LinkedIn that this was ‘misinformation’, my post was genuine.
The father of the former Prime Minister made his claims about Russian interference on a podcast called ‘Chopper’s Brexit Podcast’, which was broadcast on 11 October 2019.
Check it out if you’re at all suspicious: https://podcasts.apple.com/…/priti…/id1213415786
But LinkedIn wrote to me that:
‘We found your post does not comply with our Professional Community Policies on misinformation. It has been removed and only you can access it.’
Their stern warning to me on Sunday morning added:
‘Repeatedly creating content that doesn’t comply with our Professional Community Policies could lead to your LinkedIn account being restricted.’
But at 4:27am today LinkedIn emailed again saying:
“Initially, your post was removed for going against our policies.
“As part of our review, we now find that your post doesn’t go against our policies and apologize for the mistake. Your post is back on LinkedIn.”
Here’s the Stanley Johnson video that for almost 24 hours was removed by LinkedIn by ‘mistake’.
And just to make it clear: I am not here to post misinformation. I am here to counter misinformation.