Facebook apologizes after censoring videos on free speech, baseball

On Friday, Prager University said that Facebook, the social media giant dubbed the “world’s most dangerous censor,” was “heavily” censoring videos on its page and had even deleted a number of posts.  One of the videos the company deleted discussed — wait for it — censorship and free speech.

According to the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel, one of her videos, on censorship no less, was deleted by Facebook:

Another video praising baseball was also on the hit list.

Quite a few warned this type of Soviet-level censorship would take place after Alex Jones was banned from social media, Twitchy said.


“Fix this Facebook, AND FAST!” Twitchy added.

Facebook later admitted it screwed up, apologizing on Twitter: “We mistakenly removed these videos and have restored them because they don’t break our standards. This will reverse any reduction in content distribution you’ve experienced. We’re very sorry and are continuing to look into what happened with your Page.”

But Prager U didn’t seem to buy Facebook’s explanation that it was all a mistake:

We don’t, not after what we’ve seen…

Prager U went on to accuse Facebook of deliberately censoring their conservative point of view:

This is just part of the reason we said that Silicon Valley tech companies like Facebook now present a direct threat to freedom and democracy.

It’s long past time for Congress to take action


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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