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Report: Facebook censors conservative posts on Smollett hate hoax

Facebook, the social media giant once dubbed “the world’s most dangerous censor” has apparently decided that articles about what is now being seen by many as the Jussie Smollett “hate hoax” written by conservatives are doubleplus ungood and not fit for human consumption, according to a report at Twitchy.

On Monday, Twitchy informed us that, “American Conservative journalist Rod Dreher recently attempted to post his piece dissecting the crumbling Jussie Smollett “hate crime” narrative on Facebook.”

This is what he got:

Other conservatives got similar results:

https://twitter.com/UntraceableMC/status/1097183313024962560

Matt Yglesias, however, was able to successfully post an article on the subject from ABC News, making it appear as though only conservative posts are being censored.

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/1097260788329390080

Dreher was eventually able to post his link:

But it still doesn’t sit well with many:

https://twitter.com/tmacyork/status/1097221400966901766

Incidents like this are the reason Facebook is included in the cabal this writer refers to as the “Silicon Valley Axis of Evil” working to stifle non-left-wing speech online.

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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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