Facebook has reached a whole new level in its censorship practices, and is not at all shy to tell reporters about it.
In a recent call with reporters, Facebook’s Vice President of Integrity, Guy Rosen, revealed the specific numbers of how many posts were flagged or removed after Facebook considered them to constitute “misinformation.”
During a call with reporters on Thursday, Rosen bragged: “From March 1 through Election Day, we removed more than 265,000 pieces of content from Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. for violating our voter interference policies. In that same period, we displayed warnings on more than 180 million pieces of content viewed on Facebook by people in the U.S that were debunked by third party fact checkers.”
During the call, Rosen also discussed Facebook's Community Standards Enforcement Report, which focused primarily on hate speech. The report stated: “we have been able to remove more hate speech and find more of it proactively before users report it to us.”
During this election cycle, Facebook constantly added new rules for election posts, froze political ads, and censored hashtags like #sharpiegate and #stopthesteal.
By reducing engagement on posts, Facebook has been picking and choosing who will be allowed to have a voice on the platform and who will not. Facebook no longer denies or conceals its censorship practices: it now publicly discusses its censorship of users. The platform was willing to sacrifice engagement, and its users’ right to free speech, in order to shut down what it deemed to be “misleading information.”
Conservatives are under attack. Contact Facebook headquarters at 1-650-308-7300 and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.