Journalist Matt Taibbi’s latest report about organizational censorship was, ironically enough, censored by Facebook for supposedly violating its “community standards.”
Taibbi’s report names Facebook some 31 different times, which is almost certainly the reason why Facebook axed it almost as soon as it was posted and shared. The Silicon Valley tech giant simply cannot allow people to speak against its ways, otherwise more of its users might choose to log out and delete their profiles for good.
Entitled “Report on the Censorship-Industrial Complex: The Top 50 Organizations to Know,” Taibbi’s report calls out the top-known entities that are erasing Americans’ First Amendment rights online, one of the worst offenders being Facebook itself.
Not long after he uploaded his report to Facebook, the social media behemoth sent him numerous notifications, which he screenshotted and shared to Twitter, explaining that the document will not be allowed to be shared on the platform.
“Your post goes against our Community Standards on hate speech,” is what one of the notifications stated, adding that the reports is no longer visible to anyone except Taibbi himself.
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Facebook threatens Taibbi, says if he ever does something like this again his account could be “restricted or disabled”
Not only did Facebook restrict Taibbi’s post, but the platform also issued a threat against him that if he ever tries to share something like this again, his account could be “restricted or disabled” entirely.
Threats of termination are the most powerful weapon Big Tech has at its disposal to keep the human herd in line, especially now that so many businesses rely on social media to function.
Natural News, by the way, figured this out a long time ago, which is why this platform was built differently. We were banned from all the major social media sites a long time ago, which is why there are now free speech alternatives like Brighteon and Brighteon Social that do not engage in this type of censorship and threatening behavior.
Since Taibbi was given the opportunity to challenge Facebook’s punishment against him, he did just that, only to receive a “thank you” response from Facebook indicating that the platform will use it “to improve our future decisions.”
In other words, the punishment and threat still stand, but Facebook will keep Taibbi’s concerns about this abuse in mind the next time it decides to punish someone else for publishing “offending” content.
“That’s their method of saying that you have some kind of input into the process, which of course you don’t,” Taibbi later said about Facebook’s pointless response and feedback option, which never leads to any positive changes.
“I mean, the reality is that [for] most people this is kind of a Kafkaesque endeavor where you at best have a chance of getting a change made or some kind of reversal if you know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody at Facebook. And if you don’t, then you don’t, so that’s kind of a loser.”
Taibbi, by the way, was one of the first to share internal documents from Twitter via “The Twitter Files.” These documents show that this other prominent social media platform is a hotbed of censorship and other corruption, which in some ways continues to go unchecked even under Elon Musk’s leadership.
From The Twitter Files, Taibbi learned very quickly that there is “a fairly limited universe of funding sources that are building up these big fact-checking organizations,” and yet they still seem to hold all-powerful control and sway over what gets shared on the internet.
More of the latest news about Big Tech’s silencing of free speech can be found at Censorship.news.
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