literally censored - By order of The Ministry, ZeroHedge.com shall be banned; Zuckerberg, Chief Truth Enforcer - [PEACE] [MINISTRY]
zen at freedbms.net
Mon Mar 11 17:06:35 PDT 2019
Well, well, well. Well well, well well well‼
Who'da thunked to "shut it down"? :D
ALL Zerowedgie links literally censor blocked off Facebook.
“But muh muffuluggerin private statute protected state enforced
private megoligopoly corporation, muffaluggerah!”
Facebook Bans Zero Hedge
Over the weekend, we were surprised to learn that some readers were
prevented by Facebook when attempting to share Zero Hedge articles.
Subsequently it emerged that virtually every attempt to share or
merely mention an article, including in private messages, would be
actively blocked by the world's largest social network, with the
explanation that "the link you tried to visit goes against our
… We were surprised by this action as neither prior to this
seemingly arbitrary act of censorship, nor since, were we contacted
by Facebook with an explanation of what "community standard" had
been violated or what particular filter or article had triggered
the blanket rejection of all Zero Hedge content.
To be sure, as a for-profit enterprise with its own unique set of
corporate "ethics", Facebook has every right to impose whatever
filters it desires on the media shared on its platform.
[MUFFALUGGERAH! Did I mention "muffaluggerah?" Cause DAMN!]
It is entirely possible that one or more posts was flagged by
Facebook's "triggered" readers who merely alerted a censorship algo
which blocked all content.
Alternatively, it is just as possible that Facebook simply decided
to no longer allow its users to share our content in retaliation
for our extensive coverage of what some have dubbed the platform's
"many problems", including chronic privacy violations,
mass abandonment by younger users
, its gross and ongoing misrepresentation of fake users
, ironically - in retrospect - its systematic censorship
and back door government cooperation
(those are just links from the past few weeks).
Unfortunately, as noted above, we still don't know what exact event
precipitated this censorship, and any attempts to get feedback from
the company with the $500 billion market cap, have so far remained
We would welcome this opportunity to engage Facebook in a
constructive dialog over the company's decision to impose a blanket
ban on Zero Hedge content. Alternatively, we will probably not lose
much sleep if that fails to occur: unlike other websites, we are
lucky in that only a tiny fraction of our inbound traffic
originates at Facebook, with most of our readers arriving here
directly without the aid of search engines (Google banned us from
its News platform, for reasons still unknown, shortly after the
Trump victory) or referrals.
That said, with Facebook increasingly under political, regulatory
and market scrutiny for its arbitrary internal decisions on what
content to promote and what to snuff, its ever declining user
engagement, and its soaring content surveillance costs, such
censorship is hardly evidence of the platform's "openness" to
discourse, its advocacy of free speech, or its willingness to
listen to and encourage non-mainstream opinions, even if such
"discourse" takes place in some fake user "click farm" somewhere in
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