Goodbye freedom: Facebook’s Muslim overlords decide what you may or may not read

Facebook-censorshipOn Friday, I wrote an article about a Muslim religious edict that allegedly said Muslim men can eat their wives if they are starving.  The report was based on something published by the Jerusalem Post and included counter-claims by the Grand Mufti who denied having ever written the edict.

Nevertheless, within about 20 minutes, Facebook decided to censor the article, effectively saying you, the reader, should not be allowed to see it.

Now, attempts to post the article result in this:

FBBS1As usual, Facebook did not specify what content, exactly, triggered the alarm.

But after covering Facebook’s BS for a while, it is clear to me that someone thought the article is anti-Islam.  It wasn’t, and about half of it was devoted to counter-claims the edict was false.

None of that matters.  What matters is that Facebook now decides what you may or may not read.

A good friend tried posting the article and got the same message.  He said that he responded to Facebook and suggested others do the same:

I will not hold my breath waiting for a reply of justification from facebook.

Instead we are coming to you our readers. You deserve to be able to get the stories that we or any other site publishes. This type of censorship starts on facebook but where will it end? Let facebook know that you want to be able to get the truth not just about Muslims and the religion of Islam, but for any news story that might interest you.

This isn’t the first time Facebook has done this, as we noted here.

Facebook claims it supports free speech.  Bull.  Facebook supports it for some, but severely curtails it for others.  That’s not freedom, by any standard.  That’s tyranny.  But it’s the kind of thing we’ve come to expect from Facebook.




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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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