April 11, 2018
Blatant censorship – and denial of it.
Donna Garner in Texas, is one of the people whose Facebook was shut down a few weeks ago. Blog 0293, and Blog 0300, give Donna Garner’s account. She also talks of Facebook shutting down her account in the email below. Blog 0293, also talks of Dennis Prager’s battle with YouTube, which has banned many of his videos. Prager is fighting this in court. Many others in this country (who are not liberals) are under the same censorship attack. Just look at almost all our schools!!
From: Donna Garner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:14 PM
To: Donna Garner <email@example.com>
Subject: ZUCKERBERG SAYS HE’S UNAWARE OF ANY LIBERAL GROUPS THAT FACEBOOK HAS EVER BLOCKED — FOX NEWS — 4.10.18
4.10.18 – FoxNews
[I was one of those conservatives who got shut down by Facebook a few weeks ago. It took contacting our U. S. Representative who then contacted Facebook to get my page unblocked. As people know who go to my public Facebook page (Donna Garner), I write, research, and publish articles on political, social, and education issues. I am certainly not a “danger to my community” unless exercising my First Amendment rights under the U. S. Constitution is “dangerous.”
I am appreciative of Tex. Sen. Ted Cruz for asking Zuckerberg point blank today in the Congressional hearing to name the “liberal” groups that FB has ever shut down. Zuckerberg either could not name any or chose not to do so. I believe it was the former. – Donna Garner]
“Zuckerbrg says he’s unaware of Facebook pushback for liberal groups after conservative targeting.”
Excerpts from this article:
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers Tuesday that he was “not specifically aware” of any instance where the social network had removed content posted by liberal groups amid concerns that the platform is biased against conservatives.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told Zuckerberg that “a great many Americans” are “deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship.” Cruz then ticked off a list of conservative content that he claimed had been “suppressed” by Facebook, “including stories about [2012 GOP presidential candidate] Mitt Romney [and] stories about the Lois Lerner IRS scandal.”
“In addition to that, Facebook has initially shut down the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day page … has blocked over two dozen Catholic pages, and most recently blocked Trump supporters Diamond and Silk’s page – with 1.2 million Facebook followers — after determining their content and brand were ‘unsafe to the community.’
“To a great many Americans, that appears to be a pervasive pattern of political bias. Do you agree with that assessment?” Cruz asked.
In response, Zuckerberg noted that Cruz had raised “a fair concern” and noted that the company is based in Silicon Valley, which he described as “an extremely left-leaning place.”
Cruz then asked if Zuckerberg knew whether Facebook had removed content from Planned Parenthood, MoveOn.org, or “any Democratic candidate for office.” To each question, Zuckerberg responded that he was not aware of any such content…
Donna Garner — Wgarner1@hot.rr.com