It’s time for Facebook to get the Twitter treatment: collapse of stock price over censorship of controversial views.
Facebook has censored GotNews.com editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson for 30 days following yet another joke.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) May 12, 2016
The joke was, “I wanted Paul Ryan to say, ‘Let’s Make America Great again, faggots.’ Instead he said some shit that no one really listened to while he offers Trump the fade.”
Facebook also removed a comment Johnson made praising his friend George Zimmerman.
“George Zimmerman is a great man and a good friend,” Johnson wrote. “I wish him luck on his auction to sell the mighty gun that slain the dindu who tried to kill him.”
Facebook has repeatedly censored GotNews.com content and the postings of Charles C. Johnson. At one point even deleted our business account with over 5000 likes for publishing that an article detailing how the head of the U.S. State Department policy on refugees was in the Ashley Madison.
Another joke that got us a seven day suspension was, “We’re a melting pot and the Muslims are the explosive new ingredient.”
GotNews.com and our allies have reached out to Facebook’s lobbyist Katie Harbath. The former Bush aide has been friendly and helpful in the past but she hasn’t been so helpful this time.
We’ve already been contacted by several Republican staffers who are looking to call Facebook executives before Congress for violating the law.
The Senate is investigating whether Facebook censored conservative news https://t.co/LrvYAxIHu1
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 11, 2016
We’ve also spoken with several Facebook investors who are concerned about the pro-censorship direction that Zuckerberg has taken lately.
If you’re favorite conservative, alt-right, or anti-establishment publication hasn’t been suspended, chances are they aren’t very interesting.
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