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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
1984 - Zuckerberg censors news site on immigration
The Face of Fascist Big Brother
(WND) - A European news site has begun censoring its own reports, withholding some stories and reviews from its Facebook page because of the social media platform’s threats over its reporting on immigration.
Voice of Europe said Facebook has recently suspended its moderators. One has been suspended for 30 days another was suspended for 24 hours after posting a photograph of Poles protesting behind a banner saying “Mohammed not welcome.”
“While we’ve changed nothing in our postings, Facebook’s behaviour towards us changed. Several innocent postings were a reason for Facebook to suspend our moderators.”
Voice of Europe said it was one of the fast growing European news sites on Facebook with at least 30,000 people joining us every month.”
“On some days 5,000 people joined us, but those days are gone after Facebook decided to censor us, suspend us and threaten us.”
One recent point of contention was a review of a book by former Czech president Vaclav Klaus, who said, “The migrant influx is comparable to the barbarian invasions of Europe.”
“While the article heavily criticizes migration, it is news, like any other article on our site,” the agency said. “But not according to Facebook: The article was removed, we received a 30-day suspension and Facebook threatened to remove our page over it.”
The fact that it is a smaller website appears to have played a role in Facebook’s threats.
“That day we saw a somewhat similar article was posted by Russia Today on Facebook. … They didn’t receive a suspension over it, because that would be all over the media.”
Voice of Europe said it now has decided not to post all its articles on Facebook “because we don’t want to lose our page.”
“While Facebook blames us for posting ‘hate speech,’ we think the real reason is our site was becoming too successful with between 30,000 and 40,000 followers every month this year.”
Voice of Europe cited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban: “Europe is not free, because freedom begins with speaking the truth. In Europe today it is forbidden to speak the truth.”
Facebook did not respond to WND’s request for comment.