Social Media Censorship

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  •  April 19, 2018   

Ted Cruz: Facebook blocked over two dozen Catholic pages

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Last week, U.S. senators told Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that his company was censoring Catholics, conservative commentators and conservative news sites.

At the Senate congressional hearings last week, Sen. Ted Cruz was one of the senators to publicly accuse Zuckerberg's organization of bias censorship. During the hearings, Sen. Cruz stated:

Facebook has initially shutdown Chic-fil-A Appreciation Day page, has blocked a post of a Fox News reporter, has blocked over two dozen Catholic pages and most recently blocked Trump supporters Diamond and Silks' page with 1.2 million Facebook followers after determining their content and brand were unsafe to the community.

He then asked Zuckerberg if he was aware of Facebook blocking any "ad or page" from left-leaning sites such as "Planned Parenthood," "MoveOn.Org" or "any Democratic candidate for office." Zuckerberg responded, "No."


Michigan GOP candidate Aric Nesbitt, who is running for a seat in the state Senate, had his pro-life ad blocked by Facebook. Tucker Carlson had him on his show to tell his story and discuss the problem of Facebook censorship of conservatives. Carlson reviewed the congressional hearings, saying of Zuckerberg, "Notice, he didn't deny censoring speech because he does it all the time."

Watch the panel discuss why Facebook can't be trusted to relay authentic news in The Download—Social Media Censorship.


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