Facebook let a post of a baby being murdered by a madman hang around the public viewing files for 24 hours. But when it comes to political censorship of, say, talk show giant Michael Savage, they’re all over it.
A Thai man, Wuttisan Wongtalay, put up a video of himself killing his baby on Facebook, then killing himself. He killed his baby by hanging her from the rooftop of a building.
Facebook was apparently OK with Steve Stephens’ post of a video of his killing of 74-year-old Robert Goodwin. Before that, Facebook was home to a live-stream of a 15-year-old girl, as she was sexually assaulted.
The problem with Facebook’s foot-dragging on the removal of unsuitable, inappropriate videos — like live killings of babies — is that Facebook can censor, when it wants. Just ask radio talk show star Michael Savage, who was blocked in August 2016 after he posted a story about a Muslim migrant murdering a pregnant woman in Germany.
Or the “Women for Trump” group that started during campaign season, and grew to one of the most popular pro-Trump Facebook pages, touting tens of thousands of followers — they were dinged by the company and warned about its posts.
Or, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, who head up the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Jihad Watch, respectively, and who both saw their Facebook pages blocked for stories perceived by the company censors as offensive and over-the-top.
Facebook, when it wants, is on top of censorship — but apparently, it’s political censorship, not baby killings and the like, that sits atop the censoring priority list.
Read the whole story in the Washington Times