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Facebook Purges Leftist Media Company

2018-08-15⊺08:39:16-05:00

“teleSUR English Removed from Facebook for Second Time”
teleSUR English, August 14, 2018
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/TeleSUR-English-Removed-From-Facebook-for-the-Second-Time-20180813-0009.html

“‘Deeply Disturbing’: For Second Time This Year, Facebook Suspends Left-Leaning teleSUR English without Explanation”
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, August 14, 2018
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/14/deeply-disturbing-second-time-year-facebook-suspends-left-leaning-telesur-english

Just another ratchet click, advancing a policy that has already been established for some time:

“Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments”
Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, December 30, 2017
https://theintercept.com/2017/12/30/facebook-says-it-is-deleting-accounts-at-the-direction-of-the-u-s-and-israeli-governments/

It's not surprising that Facebook finds straightforward reports of events that happen in the world to be “hateful, threatening or obscene.” I often feel that way myself. The difference is that it's not my policy to keep other people from finding out things that I already know.

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