Facebook’s assault on the first amendment continues with the censoring of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s post criticizing King Obama’s backdoor illegal alien amnesty decree. Facebook has since apologized, characterizing the censorship as a “mistake”, but this is just latest example in a long list of similar actions by Facebook.
Sarah Palin was censored in a similar manner last year, when she made a post criticizing the decision to build a mosque near ground zero. Facebook once again apologized. Sarah Palin and Jan Brewer gets an apology, but what about the average Facebook poster? Do you think they get an apology and are allowed to repost their previously censored opinions? Certainly not.
The following is just a small list of Fascistbook’s trampling of the first amendment by censoring opinion.
A cursory web search reveals the problem of censorship at Facebook is widespread and far reaching. In many cases, the censorship appears to be ideologically driven or based on a political agenda.
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Facebook arrogantly suggested..
“We are occasionally held in uncomfortable positions because now we’re allowing too much, maybe, free speech in countries that haven’t experienced it before,”
Is this Facebook’s position on the free speech controversy? Facebook is “allowing” too much free speech and what is needed is more censorship?
Perhaps it’s time for Americans to censor Facebook from our computers and turn away from a social networking platform that seems to have little or no concern for citizen’s free speech rights under the constitution.