Facebook Censoring Christian Content

Facebook Censoring Christian Content
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Facebook was in the national spotlight this week, but the social media giant would probably have preferred to remain in the shadows. The investigation is officially under scrutiny about the abuse of Facebook user’s data and the social media website’s roll in spreading fake news. The joint session of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees’ questions of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, however, showed that there were a number of other concerns that needed to be addressed.

During Zuckerberg’s seven hour testimony, the CEO was asked about a number of issues. He was questioned if the company’s handling of the Cambridge Analytics affair violated its 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission. Zuckerberg was also asked about Russia’s involvement and fake news. The attempted hacking of campaign candidates’ pages was addressed as well. One of the lines of questioning that got a great deal of attention, however, was the question of whether Facebook has been censoring and removing conservative and Christian content.

Ted Cruz took the lead in this line of questioning when Zuckerberg was in the hot seat. When Zuckerberg carefully danced around the question of whether Facebook was a neutral public forum, Cruz laid out the accusations that conservative and Christian Americans have levied at Facebook. “There are a great many Americans, who I think are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship,” said Cruz. “There have been numerous instances with Facebook.” Among the examples listed by Cruz were the careful suppression of stories about Mitt Romney, the Lois Lerner IRS scandal and Glenn Beck. The “Chick-Fil-A Appreciate Day” page was blocked as well were two dozen Catholic pages. Zuckerberg was also asked about Diamond and Silk, a page with 1.2 million followers whose “content and brand were ‘unsafe to the community.’ To a great many Americans,” Cruz said, “that appears to be a pervasive pattern of political bias.”

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3 Comments

  • Reply July 13, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    William DeArteaga has a first hand experience on that Others may join with similar testimonies Take care of your Christian stand OR it will be taken away from you as simple as that No count how many posts have been reported and removed in this group alone

  • Reply July 21, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    “Facebook has repeatedly banned a quote from St. Augustine every time I’ve posted it. And it’s not some fire and brimstone `Sinners are going to hell!’ quote, but in fact, quite the opposite,” wrote Domenico Bettinelli, director of community engagement for Massachusetts Citizens for Life, in a blog post.

    CALIFORNIA, July 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A decision by _Facebook_ to ban a peace-loving quote by St. Augustine of Hippo, a Catholic theologian and philosopher from the 5th century, has one Catholic writer scratching his head.

    Noticing that two priest-friends had been censored by the social media giant for posting the saint’s pastoral advice, Massachusetts pro-lifer Dominic Bettinelli published the same words to his _Facebook_ wall on Friday. Then he, too, got a warning that the post …

    https://www.4conservative.com/freerepublic.com/facebook-bans-saint-augustine-quote-as-x91hate-speechx92/

  • Reply May 30, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    Ray E Horton William DeArteaga Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained Friday night why his company would take no action on posts in which President Trump threatened “looting” in Minneapolis would lead to “shooting.” That explanation came roughly 16 hours after Twitter did take action and despite Zuckerberg’s having previously told Congress that posts inciting violence would not be tolerated on Facebook.

    “I know many people are upset that we’ve left the President’s posts up,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.
    Trump’s posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter read, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/tech/facebook-explains-not-flagging-trump/index.html

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