Facebook imposes block on links to Zero Hedge

Facebook imposes block on links to Zero Hedge
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[Ed. – Ideological censorship watch.  We don’t aggregate much from Zero Hedge, which can tend at times to the conspiracist corner (where left and right aren’t always distinguishable, incidentally).  But they do pick up on some good stuff from more mainstream sources, and they’re perfectly harmless.  Embargoing their links at Facebook is an effort at thought control.]

Over the weekend, we were surprised to learn that some readers were prevented by Facebook when attempting to share Zero Hedge articles. Subsequently it emerged that virtually every attempt to share or merely mention an article, including in private messages, would be actively blocked by the world’s largest social network, with the explanation that “the link you tried to visit goes against our community standards.”

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[N]either prior to this seemingly arbitrary act of censorship, nor since, were we contacted by Facebook with an explanation of what “community standard” had been violated or what particular filter or article had triggered the blanket rejection of all Zero Hedge content.

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