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Facebook Makes Good On Their Vow To Censor Political News They Dislike

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Published : November 07th, 2018
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Facebook is making good on their promise to censor political news they dislike before the midterm elections.  Just like they vowed, the social media giant has identified, flagged, and blocked dozens of accounts for not towing the correct political line.

It appears that only the United States government is allowed to pander political propaganda, no one else. According to Fox News, on Monday night, Facebook said it identified about 30 accounts and 85 Instagram accounts flagged by law enforcement as having possible ties to foreign entities.

What else can it be called but censorship, repression, and East German style Stassi tactics of suppression of conservative thought that would make Chinese Communists proud?  But this is America. Freedom of the press. Freedom of expression. Freedom of speech,  spoken or written.

But not on Facebook. Not with the tech giants, whose bias against conservatives is out of control. The consequences don’t extend to just me, in spite of the fact that I am the one being censored. It extends to all of us. It censors all of us. –Community Digital News

Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe

American politics has descended into a “civil war” by other means.  Everyone in the U.S. seems intent upon using their vote to force their will onto everyone else, while somehow managing to believe that makes them NOT an authoritarian tyrant and willing participant in the enslavement of millions. And Facebook is no different.

American Politics Is Now Just Civil War by Other Means

Facebook is so far not even attempting to hide the fact that they fully intend to censor anyone who speaks out against the numerous aggressions of the government or their hired enforcers. The social media giant said in a statement that it became aware of accounts that may be “engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior” aka; behavior Facebook declared” dissent from the government-approved behavior,” on Sunday evening. The accounts were blocked and a further investigation is underway.

“Almost all the Facebook Pages associated with these accounts appear to be in the French or Russian languages, while the Instagram accounts seem to have mostly been in English — some were focused on celebrities, others political debate,” the statement read. Facebook then literally admitted that the censorship was done to affect some kind of outcome in the midterm elections. Facebook said its decision to release its preliminary findings stemmed from the fact that “we are only one day away from important elections in the U.S.” Who is meddling in the elections now?

Democratic Senators called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week to address the apparent loopholes in the social media’s political ad buying, which reportedly allows anyone to purchase an advertisement under any name – including prominent Senators like Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, according to reports from New York Times and Vice News.  The political ruling class seems very upset that people are now balking the entire system set up to enrich those who are voted into power and enslave the very people who voted for the tyrants.

“It is increasingly clear that major gaps exist in Facebook’s efforts, potentially allowing adversaries to exploit your platform with continued disinformation efforts,” the senators wrote in a letter Zuckerberg, PC Magazine reported. “We’re exploring additional checks to help prevent abuse and will respond to requests from law enforcement and election officials now and in the future, if new requirements arise,” director of product management Rob Leathern said in a statement to the outlet.

Facebook’s real concern seems to be those who dissent completely and reject government control of any kind.

Facebook announced Thursday that it was deleting 559 pages and 251 accounts that it claims were breaking Facebook’s rules against spam and “inauthentic” behavior. The Free Thought Project was one of the demolished pages, along with another of Bassler’s efforts, Police the Police. Both pages that produced content—stories, memes, and videos—that focused on government behavior and were shared widely among fans, particularly libertarians. -Reason

“I contributed to Facebook’s success and growth!” Jason Bassler said with some frustration that fateful morning, a day after the social media giant unpublished the page for a media site he founded, The Free Thought Project. “I decided to create content day after day. Now they piss on us.”

Facebook is firmly in the grips of the government – the same government that desires complete control over 325 million people. The appeal to authority that Facebook and other social media websites insist on is actually fairly disgusting. Control is only possible if they can censor the right things and get people to believe that as slaves to the ruling class (the government officials the voters vote into power), they are somehow free. No one reading this right now is a free human being and voting in this election won’t change that, regardless of who is voted for.

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities [voted in political sociopaths] are wrong.” –Voltaire, The Age of Louis XIV

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