Conflict-related content -- or content that involves war and alleged violence -- in recent years has emerged as a primary target of Big Tech censorship.
Social media companies have launched attacks against social media users posting alternative perspectives on everything from the race riots of 2020 to the War in Ukraine.
One egregious example of war-related censorship happened when YouTube in March 2022 put two content filters on a Fox News video of former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Fox News host Laura Ingraham about the Ukraine War, as noted in a March 9 CensorTrack entry. Gabbard's apparent offense only had to do with mentioning that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was reportedly open to engaging in negotiations to compromise with Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the war.
In January 2022, Twitter locked conservative commentator Todd Starnes's account after encouragement from Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA). Conservative radio host Todd Starnes tweeted remember when Biden failed to vet any of the Afghan 'refugees'? #synagogue #colleyville," according to a screenshot he sent to CensorTrack. Starnes's tweet referenced the concurrent Colleyville, TX synagogue hostage situation that the FBI labeled a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted.