By Dave Gibson, May 7, 2020
On April 15, this writer penned an article, entitled “NC: 130 Child Sexual Assault Charges Filed Against Illegal Aliens In One Month,” and subsequently posted it on Facebook. The piece listed the names of the accused, as well as their charges, with very little editorial commentary.
Within a few hours, the censors at Facebook removed the post, and I received the long-standing message claiming it “violated community standards,” along with the usual tiresome reasons as to why it may have done so.
Let’s be honest, the article dealt with illegal aliens and facts, both of which Facebook strives to shield from their users.
Nothing new here.
But then another message appeared after I was given the choice to “agree” or “disagree” with their decision to remove the post.
So, as usual, I threw caution to the wind and clicked “disagree.”
Immediately, the following message appeared:
“You disagreed with the decision.
We usually offer the chance to request a review, and follow up if we got decisions wrong.
We have fewer reviewers available right now because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We’re trying hard to prioritize reviewing content with the most potential for harm.
This means we may not be able to follow up with you, though your feedback helps us do better in the future.
Thank you for understanding.”
Of course, I am still waiting for that “follow up,” review, along with the dozens of other appeals I have made to the frequently totalitarian social media giant, over the last few years.
Once the COVID-19 crisis has passed, what excuse will Facebook use then for removing posts that may harm their political agenda?
I hear the “murder hornets” are coming!
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