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Rights Groups Complain About Facebook Censorship

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 16:41
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Even Mark Zuckerberg’s fellow moonbats are fed up with Facebook’s willingness to help impose tyranny by censoring information:

More than 70 rights groups asked Facebook on Monday to clarify its policies for removing content, especially at the behest of governments, alleging the company has repeatedly censored postings that document human rights violations.

In a letter sent to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, the organisations criticise the social media company for cases in recent months where it has deleted content involving police violence, removed iconic imagery from the Vietnam War and briefly suspended accounts belonging to two Palestinian journalists.

“News is not just getting shared on Facebook: it’s getting broken there,” read the letter, whose signatories include the American Civil Liberties Union, Sierra Club, Centre for Media Justice and SumOfUs. …

The groups requested that Facebook make its policies for removing content clear and accessible to the public, especially with regard to live broadcasts and journalistic material.

It also asked that the company create a public appeals platform for users to protest removed content, undergo an external audit of its “content censorship and data sharing policies” and refuse to disclose customer information to third-party government agencies unless required by law.

One of the worst things about Fakebook is that it constitutes an information chokepoint. If senior executives decide people shouldn’t know about something, they are somewhat able to erase it from public knowledge.

The strength of the Internet is its decentralization. Facebook undermines it.

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On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

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