Today, 08:35 AM
FaceBook Decides to Censor RT Inauguration Coverage
"RT confirmed that a Facebook ‘bot’ sent RT’s Facebook page admins a message saying that they will not be allowed to post, “photos, video or shared content”. This essentially takes RT ‘off air’ for Facebook users. The ban is set to expire Saturday morning, Moscow time, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The intention is clear, Facebook does not want RT to report on the run-up to the inauguration, nor do they want RT’s 4 million+ Facebook followers to have easy access to RT’s inauguration coverage. …
one of the most popular alternative media sources in the world has been censored from the world’s most popular social media platform. … What they’re truly upset about is that a media organisation with growing popularity has an editorial policy which differs from that of fake news outlets like CNN, whose editorial policy has earned it the name ‘The Clinton News Network’. …
I suspect that like most anti-RT measures – from a state-owned British bank shutting down RT’s accounts, to the US intelligence agencies slandering RT, and Facebook censoring RT – will ultimately backfire. It will only increase RT’s profile and viewership. Most crucially it will awaken many people who will begin to ‘question more’.