Facebook says US flag violates community standards for second time in two weeks

facebook bans 9/11 social mediaFor the second time in two weeks, Facebook, the social media site increasingly known as the “world’s most dangerous censor,” said an image of an eagle superimposed on a U.S. flag violates their community standards.  The image happens to be the profile picture of “Wake Up, America,” a popular pro-Trump page that was torn down late in November, then resurrected for a few days this week before being unpublished again.

This time, Facebook banned one administrator of the page for seven days, and another administrator received a 24-hour ban.  The first time it was yanked, Facebook issued yours truly a 30-day ban over the picture.

The notice was seen early Sunday morning.  When logging into my computer, I saw that I had been logged out of Facebook, and received this message upon logging back in:

Facebook bans US flag

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

I’ve heard from others who also received this message.

It’s not known why the image would violate their standards as Facebook did not elaborate, nor did Facebook say why the page was torn down a second time.

The page owner told me via text message Saturday that Facebook informed him he could republish the page, but as of this writing, it appears the page was deleted.  It’s not known if Facebook unpublished it or if it was unpublished by the page owner.  Attempts to contact Facebook and the owner have so far been unsuccessful.

Incidents like this are the reason Adina Kutnicki, an investigative journalist based in Israel, and I wrote “Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad.”  That book, endorsed by Pamela Geller, is available at WND and Amazon.com.

As we explained here, until Congress amends Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, this type of harassment and viewpoint discrimination on social media sites will continue unabated.

For now, I’m just glad Facebook doesn’t manufacture automobiles:



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Joe Newby

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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