Censorship: Facebook Flags Favorable Trump Article as Spam
An article written by a mainstream press outlet was censored as “spam” by Facebook Wednesday night.
“So this is interesting…
@facebook took down my post of my reporting for the @nypost — I’ve received nine separate messages from readers telling me the same thing has happened to them. ‘sup @facebook ?” said Salena Zito, author of the piece.
The article published in the New York Post, which is politically right-of-center but mainstream, detailed how the white collar crimes of President Donald J. Trump associates Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort will not have an impact on support for the President.
Zito shared the following photo evidence of the censorship with The Daily Caller.
“We removed this post because it looks like spam and doesn’t follow our Community Standards,” said an automated message from Facebook.
The post was restored shortly after Facebook was contacted for comment on the situation. According to Zito, no explanation was provided for flagging the post in the first place.
“Update original post restored with no response to any of my questions,” Zito said on Twitter on Thursday morning.
The embattled tech giant has been under scrutiny for censorship of conservatives for years, but the level of concern reached new heights when talk show host Alex Jones was banned from the platform recently. Jones was also banned from Apple, YouTube and Spotify.
Similarly, British free speech activist Tommy Robinson was banned from Instagram, and VICE Media co-founder Gavin McInnes was banned from Twitter.
Big League Politics contributor Laura Loomer was temporarily suspended from Facebook for publishing a video wherein she asked Sharia-Law compliant Congressional candidates simple questions about how they would serve certain constituencies given their religious disposition.