Facebook Yields to Pressure: Reactivates Political Critics’ Accounts
Outcry Leads Facebook to Back Away from Overt Censorship
Prominent political critics confirmed to us that their accounts had been suspended or inactivated yesterday in a coordinated purge.
But after we – and others – slammed the censorship, the activists’ accounts have been reinstated.
Peter Dale Scott told us:
The issue seems indeed to have been activism, but of many varieties, including gun advocacy. Above all it seems to have affected many more accounts in England than here. See the Guardian story on my webpage, now restored, also this:
It is possible we [9/11 activists] were marginal victims of a procedure designed to prevent flash mobs (which alas we will never be).
Ejournalism seems to have taken care of the problem. Let’s take heart from this.
Michel Rivero writes:
Last night while I was sleeping the Magic Elves turned my Facebook account back on. I understand that most if not all of the other accounts were also switched back on. Frankly, I am honored to have been included in the list of leading political critics thus attacked. I feel like I made the varsity team!
Not a word of explanation has been forthcoming from Facebook. This, I think, rules out an external hacker attack.
The lesson to be learned here is that the alternative media has more power to affect change than we ourselves fully comprehend, and it is time to use that power.
Facebook … suspended our account and gave us a final warning that one more violation of their so-called community guidelines would result in our account being permanently deactivated.
They then demanded we send them a color copy of a government issued identification in order to reactivate our account. Our account was removed from suspension just minutes before InfoWars posted its article on this Facebook censorship, and the Facebook page is now functioning at:
Perhaps Facebook wrongly assumed that we aren’t smart enough to notice.
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