Originally published October 30 2014
Facebook is deliberately censoring alternative media, pushing globalist agenda
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Increasingly, Facebook is being accused of censoring material that users post on the world's largest social media website, prompting outrage and confusion from many who see hypocrisy in the site's rules.
In one recent instance, as reported by InfoWars.com, multiple users of the site have complained that they were not able to share some YouTube videos from the alternative media site, as well as others (including Natural News):
When attempting to share videos by Infowars and by social commentators E.T. Williams and Mark Dice, Facebook users received error messages preventing them from sharing the videos even though they were able to share videos from other, non-political YouTube channels.
'Never, never happened before'
"I clicked on 'Share' at the bottom of YouTube as usual to post [the latest Alex Jones Show] to my Facebook profile to share it with various people from back home [in England,]" Infowars viewer Chris C. said. "Normally it goes straight through, but Facebook gave this error message stating 'bad content' or something of that nature."
He added that he has never encountered this issue before. "Never, ever, ever, ever," he said. "That was why I was so shocked when it happened."
The most common "error" message that users encountered said, "source URL is not properly formatted," despite the fact that the URL was a standard YouTube link. In addition, the social media site appeared to be adding erroneous code to shortened Infowars.com URLs, so when users clicked on a URL for a recent Alex Jones radio show video stream, Facebook redirected to a "decoded" URL, "which obviously took them no where," Infowars reported.
This is not the first time Facebook has suppressed political speech or even speech about inalienable human rights. As reported by WorldNetDaily (WND), conservatives, especially, have complained often about Facebook "censorship":
Political conservatives who utilize the social-media site Facebook have long complained of pages being flagged for political incorrectness, blocked by Facebook itself or swamped by leftist "trolls."
WND further noted that the censorship of certain political speech seemed to ramp up after the creator of the massive social media site, Mark Zuckerberg, "got cozy with President Obama at a White House dinner in 2011."
The news site pointed out that, in July 2013, evangelical Christian and actor Kirk Cameron alerted his 650,000-plus Facebook fans that the links to his latest film, Unstoppable, had been blocked by Facebook, which went on to label the links as "abusive" and "unsafe."
Facebook would eventually restore the links with an explanation that they had mistakenly been targeted by the site's spam-filtering software, but the example served as one of many regarding specific, often non-politically correct, content.
Cameron attributed the restoration to the outcry from his fans: "Because of your firm, loving, and clear voice, not only did Facebook welcome us back, YouTube also removed its block on our 'Unstoppable movie' trailer. We are back online with full access."
Later last year, WND also reported that the group "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" found their Facebook page, "Truckers to Shutdown America," closed, after accumulating more than 86,000 "likes" within a few days of launch.
Additional cases of censorship
"Political opponents attacked the Truckers to Shutdown America page within days, and they exploited a little known (to the public) feature on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter called 'community standards' flagging, which allows them to instantaneously shut down an account on these social media platforms," the truckers group explained in a press release. "[A]n administrator of the page offended someone by saying, 'God bless you, and God bless America.'"
In March 2013, TheBlaze.com reported that three cases of Facebook censorship of certain political content had occurred:
Only a couple months after Facebook threatened to shut down "Chicks on the Right" for what the conservative fan page's administrators said were posts critical of the Obama administration (Facebook later apologized), a few other Facebook accounts have been visited by the so-called "Facebook police" for what some users think are politically charged reasons.
One was conservative blogger Diane Sori, who reported being banned by Facebook because she was an administrator of a conservative fan page for Sarah Palin ("Barracuda Brigade for our American Girl 2012").
Also, TheBlaze.com reported that a Texas man, Dustin Ford, was banned for writing the sentence, "Seizing the day with baby Obama," which Facebook said was a violation of its "Statement of Rights and Responsibilities."
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