We’ve previously documented that the largest social media websites censor government criticism.
For example, Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list. For example, Facebook deletes accounts created by any Palestinian resistance groups.
Today, Facebook deactivated the Facebook accounts of some of the leading American political critics.
For example, former diplomat and U.C. Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott told us that his Facebook account was suddenly deactivated today without any justification.
So did Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
And Michael Rivero, owner of the popular website What Really Happened.
Infowars – one of the world’s most popular alternative media sites – confirms that accounts for the following political commentators have been shut down:
Kurt Nimmo, writer for Infowars.com and formerly Counterpunch
Aaron Dykes of Infowars
Jason from Infowars
Indeed, Facebook told an Infowars reporter last year not to post anything political:
Be careful making about making political statements on facebook … facebook is about building relationships not a platform for your political viewpoint. Don’t antagonize your base. Be careful and congnizat (sic) of what you are preaching.
And Infowars also confirms that the Facebook account for Natural News – one of the most popular alternative health sites – has been shut down.
Reports are that the Facebook accounts of a number of other political critics were suspended or deactivated today as well, including:
Amber Lyon, 3-time Emmy Award winning CNN reporter
Robert M. Bowman, former director of the “Star Wars” defense program under President Ronald Reagan
William Rodriguez, 9/11 hero
Anthony J. Hilder, popular radio host
Weare Change, popular citizen journalism group
Sean Wright and Katherine Albrect
We’ll update this post as we receive additional information.
*Submitted by George Washington on 12/27/2012