UPDATE: ONLINE CENSORSHIP HAS ARRIVED- HERE ARE THE COMPANIES BEHIND IT
By: James Simpson | DAILY HEADLINES
LATEST: Today Media Matters for America virtually admitted it was directing this thing. It noted that Facebook shut down a bunch of FB pages run by “fake news” outlets yesterday. But then said that Facebook missed some. Would not be surprised to see those “missed” sites shut down soon.
Note that whereas Facebook claimed its decisions were “behavior violations,” not “content violations,” MMFA goes out of its way to identify the content. It says, “Facebook’s takedown removed a plethora of bad actors who have used networks of pages and groups to coordinate and amplify the spread of anti-immigrant and racist content. However, other similar far-right disinformation pages on the platform are still up.”
According to MMFA, sites that discuss terrorism and the plague of illegal immigration are necessarily “anti-immigrant” and “racist.” That is their bias. Media Matters plants disinformation daily, and this is just more of it. If Facebook follows their recommendations, that will be prima facie evidence that this thing is rigged.
Media Matters should be shut down. It is one of the most prolific purveyors of genuine fake news on the planet. Paid with multi-millions by Soros and other extreme leftists, Media Matters is a propaganda arm for the Democrat Party that polices the web and runs interference against anything embarrassing or revealing about the Left, or for that matter, pretty much anything with factual content. Because facts don’t play well for the Left.
UPDATE Thursday October 11: Almost on cue, Facebook announced today that it had removed over 800 sites. According to reports, most were politically oriented. Facebook claims that its actions were “against behavior violations, not content violations.” Some of the sites, including ones managed by friends of mine, do not violate any kind of rules, to the extent that we even know what rules Facebook uses. I am highly skeptical but if there were “behavior violations,” then Facebook should explicitly explain what they were, perhaps with a warning so inadvertent violations can be fixed. But they don”t. And they change the rules all the time. There is absolutely no excuse for this. It looks very much more like Facebook is repeating the headline to this piece.
Right Wing News is very popular and had over 3 million followers on its Facebook page. No more. Sites with very good content, like NoisyRoom.net, which has been around for at least a decade, lost their Facebook pages. If one is trying to earn a living this way, I assure you, for conservatives it is very difficult. We don’t have billionaire sugar daddies like George Soros to shower us with money, like he does for the Left’s transparently propaganda pages, most of which read like something out of grade school. These random actions taken by Facebook without warning have destroyed businesses, some of which paid huge sums for Facebook ads. There is a justifiable cause for action here. I think a class action lawsuit to recover the millions in business lost is something worth looking into. This HAS TO STOP!