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Facebook Marks Articles About Data Breach As “Spam” on Facebook

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After a Friday data breach that resulted in 50 million compromised accounts, a Silicon Valley tech giant marked articles reporting on the breach as “spam” on its own platform.

“Facebook has blocked users from posting articles from the Guardian the AP about the social media platform’s latest user data breach, marking them as ‘spam.’ The company later reversed decision, which it called an ‘error,’” according to Breitbart. 

Shaun Hair, executive editor of the Western Journal, first noticed the Facebook scam, and reported it on his Twitter account:

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“Watch tell me the Guardian article link that busts them on a privacy breach is spam,” he said with an accompanying video.

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When Breitbart recreated the scenario by trying to post the same article, they received the same error message as Hair.

“Our security systems have detected that a lot of people are posting the same content, which could mean that it’s spam. Please try a different post,” the error message said.

A Twitter user name Manuel Ramos received a similar message when trying to post an article about the data breach written by AP.

“just tried to post the version of the story on my wall and blocked it,” he said, attaching a photo of the error message.

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Facebook brushed off the incident as an innocent mistake in a statement:

“Our automated systems incorrectly marked two news articles – one from The Guardian and another from the AP – as spam. We fixed the issue as soon as we were made aware of it, and people should be able to share both articles. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

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Unlikely Ally: Russian Foreign Minister Calls Out Big Tech Shenanigans

Nationalists may find allies in strange places.

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Prior to the installation of Joe Biden as U.S. president, Big Tech went on a censorship spree against former President Donald Trump and his supporters.  Such corporate activism against Trump has evoked a strong international response from foreign leaders fearful of the American corporate sector’s power.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently declared that Big Tech’s actions represent egregious violations of American constitutional law

“Recent events, including those in the United States, [pertain] to a situation when half a dozen people who have created their technological empires do not even want to know what rights they have in their countries. They themselves define their rights on the basis of so-called corporate norms and they don’t care a bit about the constitutions of their nations. We have clearly seen this in the United States, and this, of course, causes serious concern”, Lavrov said to reporters on January 11, 2021.

Lavrov declared that Big Tech’s behavior “comes from evil”. He criticized American leaders for failing to provide free access to information on the Internet. 

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The Russian foreign minister’s comments were in response to Twitter’s decision to permanently ban Donald Trump’s personal account earlier in January. The social media platform blamed the president for inciting an “insurrection” after a small group of his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.

Facebook and Instagram followed in Twitter’s footsteps, although the media platforms are currently reviewing if they’ll let Trump re-access his accounts.

Other countries such as Mexico and Poland have had their leaders speak out against Big Tech’s domineering behavior with regards to Trump.

It seems some of the most ardent opponents of America’s woke regime tend to come from abroad. America can no longer claim that it’s exceptional when both its private and public sector have no commitment to respecting its founding principles.

The Right needs to regroup and build a proper nationalist infrastructure to combat the current political apparatus in front of us.

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