Is CNN censoring Bernie Sanders supporters? The network is under fire this week after users noticed that not only was a poll removed showing Sanders as the winner of the first Democratic debate, but that pro-Bernie comments were disappearing as well.
In the last few days, CNN has been pushing a pro-Hillary agenda and actually censoring reactions to the Democratic debate that took place on Tuesday night.
It started with a poll. CNN asked their audience to vote live for who they thought won the debate on Tuesday night. Poll results showed Sanders overwhelmingly as the winner, with over 75% of the votes. Suddenly, however, the poll disappeared, only to be replaced by a pro-Hillary headline story.
CNN later declared Hillary Clinton as the winner of the night’s debate stating: “Hillary Clinton proved without a doubt Tuesday night why she is the Democratic Party’s presidential front-runner.”
Then, other Sanders supporters on Facebook started noticing their pro-Bernie comments being removed from CNN stories.
According to Media Equalizer, there are certain messages being specifically targeted – mainly those that mention CNN’s conflict of interest in their support for Hillary. You see, CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, is a huge donor to Hillary Clinton:
Media Equalizer also managed to take screen shots of some of the comments that were later deleted:
Supporters of Sanders haven’t given up though. Users are continuing to post their comments and call out the network any way they can, even if it means re-posting previously deleted content.