FACEBOOK: “Community Standards” Don’t Apply to Dark Web

Helena

With little fanfare or mainstream media discussion, Facebook has closed its doors to third party blogging which is coincidentally, mostly conservative.   As of August 1st, this new rule quietly went into effect.  Of course it does not apply to paid content which now dominates the newsfeed and has absolutely nothing to do with any user’s particular preferences.    However, even there, a precedent was established with the decision to permanently ban Alex Jones and specific pages from Infowars, therein the censorship of US MSM is officially initiated.

While smaller bloggers scramble to try and adjust to the rulings, the attacks will likely rise as Facebook’s “Community Standards” rules loosely define terms of ‘Violence and Criminal’, Safety, and ‘Objectionable Content’.   These terms are created by and monitored by Facebook and are not necessarily a legal demonstration of conduct.   Therefore, Facebook has nominated itself as the censorship police – which would…

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