In a new Facebook censorship action against the conservative sector, on Friday, Sept. 26, the social networking giant restricted Tucker Carlson’s page, the news anchor and commentator for Fox News, slandering Carlson and with a label that accusing him of spreading “false news.”
Carlson posted an image of the message his page received from Facebook, informing the owner that the page now has “reduced distribution and other restrictions because of repeated sharing of false news. People will also be able to see if a Page has a history of sharing false news.”
In his post Carlson wrote, “Today’s censorship by Facebook. “Reduced Distribution.” It’s no coincidence that the election is just weeks away.”
Today's censorship by Facebook. "Reduced Distribution." It's no coincidence that the election is just weeks away.
Facebook, as it usually does in this type of situation, did not specify in its message what the alleged “false news” consisted of, or whether the restrictions will ever be lifted or what it depends on.
With only a few weeks to go before the election, Facebook censorship is on the rise. And with examples like this one you can clearly see what your political preference is.
As Breitbart reported, despite Zuckerberg’s pledge not to censor any politicians, in Florida, Facebook continues to offer a platform to Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel, while denying an account to her Republican opponent, Laura Loomer.
The list of politicians and influential personalities in the conservative sector who have been somehow censored by social networks, mainly Facebook and Twitter, is long. Already in May 2019 a report by Breitbart pointed out that these platforms had silenced the voices of multiple conservative personalities such as Infowars presenter Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos.
In June, Facebook inexplicably removed a Trump campaign advertisement that aimed to denounce antifa, citing its policy on “organized hatred” and its subversive attempts to destabilize the system by using the method of systematic violence to do so.
In the now-eliminated Trump campaign ad, it featured an inverted red-and-black triangle to symbolize the Antifa movement, which already uses the red-and-black color combination on its badges, flags, and propaganda as a form of ideological identification. Red and black are the historical colors of the anarcho-communist movement, and the red triangles are a symbol of antifa according to the products available for purchase.
But Facebook, which could not identify any valid argument in the message accompanying the drawing in question, had no choice but to justify the censorship by saying that the red and black triangle was a symbol of “hate” because it is similar to a symbol used by Nazi Germany in the concentration camps. And that was reason enough to eliminate President Trump’s posting.