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Facebook Reverse ZeroHedge Ban After International Conservative Backlash

Facebook reversed the ban after major conservative backlash.

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Facebook Reverses ZeroHedge Ban

After major conservative voices from around the globe castigated Facebook for its decision to declare all content by ZeroHedge against its community standards, the website quietly reversed its decision and unbanned ZeroHedge from the platform.

Last weekend ZeroHedge was summarily banned from being posted to Facebook for unspecified violations of Facebook’s community standards. According to the publication, this came as a surprise to them considering they do not even maintain an official Facebook page for the website.

The story was covered by major conservative outlets, including Big League Politics, leading prominent conservatives including Donald Trump Jr., Nigel Farage, Paul Joseph Watson, and many others to speak out publicly about the apparent censorship by the Big Tech Giant.

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Late Tuesday, Facebook then reversed its ban in what ZeroHedge calls “a strange 24 hours.”

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ZeroHedge reported:

And then on Tuesday morning, everything had suddenly returned to normal, and whether due to the unexpectedly widespread support we received, or because Facebook had made a sincere error, the ban was reversed.

While Facebook has yet to contact us directly, they did comment with a Facebook spokesman saying that “This was a mistake with our automation to detect spam and we worked to fix it yesterday.” He added that “we use a combination of human review and automation to enforce our policies around spam and in this case, our automation incorrectly blocked this link. As soon as we identified the issue, we worked quickly to fix it.

We still have no insight into which article(s) Facebook decided was sufficiently “spammy” to block everyone’s access to our content, or on what basis Facebook’s “automation and human review” had made the decision to quarantine our small website from the rest of Facebook’s 2.3 billion monthly users.

This is far from the first time Facebook has backed away from censorship after major backlash.

Just two weeks ago, former Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam had his Facebook ban reversed after similar backlash from Trump Jr., Big League Politics, and other major conservatives.

Big League Politics reported:

Former editor-in-chief of Breitbart London Raheem Kassam’s Facebook account has been restored following pressure from the conservative community.

“Following this intervention from [Donald Trump Jr.] and others, Facebook has now reinstated my account. Thank you to Don Jr. and all the others who got so involved and ahead on this story. I’ve no doubt you frightened Facebook into acting,” Kassam said on Twitter.

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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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