A Fox News host has baffled people with claims that her mobile phone messages are being censored after a message at the end of a text read: “Preceding msg modified, Media objects were removed.”
Jeanine Pirro, who describes herself in her Twitter bio as “a highly respected District Attorney, Judge, author & renowned champion of the underdog,” made the bizarre statement, tweeting:
While Pirro took these messages to mean “#BigTech” is censoring her communication, a simple web search reveals that this is a common issue among certain phone users and bears absolutely no evidence of censorship.
The messages can suggest any number of things: the text contained too many characters, it contained an attachment that was too large, or that it contained an emoji that her phone does not support.
Twitter users have made clear to Pirro, who hosts a Fox News show called Justice with Judge Jeanine, the reasons for the messages and have called her accusations of big tech censorship “sad”.
Another wrote: “That’s what happens when someone sends me emojis I don’t have on my phone.”
It’s also been pointed out that purchasing a newer phone, rather than whipping up baseless conspiracy theories, would resolve this simple issue:
Some have mocked Pirro’s bizarre claims by sarcastically tweeting their own made-up conspiracies, highlighting just how ridiculous they are:
Maybe a quick Google search before tweeting a conspiracy theory next time, Pirro?