Facebook has ramped up its censorship campaign, even against mainstream media’s “verified sources” by blocking articles about the coronavirus. Multiple people have experienced the same thing, and this censorship comes the day after Facebook, along with Google, Twitter, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Reddit issued a joint statement on combatting misinformation on their platforms.
We all know “combating misinformation” is simply code words for censorship and a desire to push the official narrative. But Facebook has been blocking articles from sites such as Medium, Buzzfeed, and USA Today. That’s one of the problems with censorship. Once it starts, no one is safe from seeing their free speech destroyed and the freedom of the press decimated.
“It’s not just news articles,” according to one response to a tweet. “A community flier asking for emergency donations of food to the needy in our community was blocked. A friend in Canada had posts from Royal Canadian Mounted Police blocked. It’s very widespread.”