Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed
Caitlin Johnstone Oct 13
While most indie media was focused on debating the way people talk about Kanye West and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an unprecedented escalation in internet censorship took place which threatens everything we all care about. It received frighteningly little attention.
After a massive purge of hundreds of politically oriented pages and personal accounts for “inauthentic behavior”, Facebook rightly received a fair amount of criticism for the nebulous and hotly disputed basis for that action. What received relatively little attention was the far more ominous step which was taken next: within hours of being purged from Facebook, multiple anti-establishment alternative media sites had their accounts completely removed from Twitter as well.
As of this writing I am aware of three large alternative media outlets which were expelled from both platforms at almost the same time: Anti-Media, the Free Thought Project, and Police the Police, all of whom had millions of followers on Facebook. Both the Editor-in-Chief of Anti-Media and its Chief Creative Officer were also banned by Twitter, and are being kept from having any new accounts on that site as well.
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The Purge Has a New Posterchild — Zuckerberg Just Made a Crucial PR Mistake
When Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook purged the Right Wing News page they may not have known who they were messing with.
This could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Brain Kolfage, a purple heart recipient and a triple-amputee veteran airman, was page administrator for the Right Wing News FB page.