Facebook shuts down 800+ activist pages on both left and right

... and Twitter's doing much the same.

Thus cyber-space today is just as "free" as our elections.

MCM

‘Land of censorship & home of the fake’: Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitter’s crackdown 

Published time: 12 Oct, 2018 16:48 Edited time: 12 Oct, 2018 17:23
‘Land of censorship & home of the fake’: Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitter’s crackdown
Cardboard cutouts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seen at a protest in Washington DC © Reuters / Aaron P. Bernstein
Alternative voices online are incensed after Facebook and Twitter closed down hundreds of political media pages ahead of November’s crucial midterm elections. Facebook says they broke its spam rules, they say it’s censorship.

Some 800 pages spanning the political spectrum, from left-leaning organizations like The Anti Media, to flag-waving opinion sites like Right Wing News and Nation in Distress, were shut down. Other pages banned include those belonging to police brutality watchdog groups Filming Cops and Policing the Police. Even RT America’s Rachel Blevins found her own page banned for posts that were allegedly “misleading users.”

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