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Facebook Censors Prominent Political Critics

Posted By Washingtons Blog On December 29, 2012 @ 8:30 am In Think Tank,Web/Tech | Comments Disabled

 

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Political Witch Hunt by Popular Social Media Sites

We’ve previously documented that the largest social media websites censor [1] government criticism.

For example, Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list [2]. For instance, Facebook deletes accounts created by any Palestinian resistance groups.

Today, Facebook deactivated the Facebook accounts of some of the leading American political critics.

For example, former diplomat and U.C. Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott told us that his Facebook account was suddenly deactivated today without any justification.

So did Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth [3].

And Michael Rivero, owner of the popular website What Really Happened [4].

Infowars – one of the world’s most popular [5] alternative media sites – confirms [6] that accounts for the following political commentators have been shut down:

  • Kurt Nimmo, writer for Infowars.com and formerly Counterpunch
  • Aaron Dykes of Infowars
  • Jason from Infowars
  • Infowar Artist

Indeed, Facebook told [7] an Infowars reporter last year not to post anything political:

Be careful making about making political statements on facebook … facebook is about building relationships not a platform for your political viewpoint. Don’t antagonize your base. Be careful and congnizat (sic) of what you are preaching.

And Infowars also confirms that the Facebook account for Natural News [8] – one of the most popular [9] alternative health sites – has been shut down.

Reports are that the Facebook accounts of a number of other political critics were suspended or deactivated today as well, including:

  • Robert M. Bowman, former director of the “Star Wars” defense program under President Ronald Reagan
  • Anthony J. Hilder, popular radio host
  • William Lewis
  • Wacboston
  • Michael Murphy
  • Mike Skuthan
  • Packy Savvenas
  • Sean Wright and Katherine Albrect

We will update this post as we receive additional information.


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URLs in this post:

[1] largest social media websites censor: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/biggest-social-news-sites-censor-alternative-media.html

[2] pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/22/low-wage-facebook-contractor-leaks-secret-censorship-list/

[3] Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth: http://www.ae911truth.org

[4] What Really Happened: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/

[5] most popular: http://www.alexa.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Finfowars.com%2F&r=site_screener&p=bigtop

[6] confirms: http://www.infowars.com/facebook-purges-pro-gun-accounts/

[7] told: http://www.prisonplanet.com/infowars-reporter-warned-not-to-use-facebook-for-political-viewpoints.html

[8] Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com

[9] most popular: http://www.alexa.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fnaturalnews.com%2F&r=site_siteinfo&p=bigtop

[10] 3-time Emmy Award winning CNN reporter: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/09/3-time-emmy-award-winning-cnn-journalist-mainstream-media-takes-money-from-foreign-dictators-to-run-flattering-propaganda.html

[11] 9/11 hero: http://truthandshadows.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/rodriguez-bush.jpg?w=600

[12] Weare Change: http://www.wearechange.org

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