WaPo describes Louis Farrakhan as a 'far right leader' in story about Facebook censorship
Facebook is back in business suppressing conservative voices, and the Washington Post is back in business as identifying everything bad as conservative. At least the WaPo reversed itself, while Facebook persists.
First, the ridiculous story from the WaPo (hat tip: Breitbart)
Far-right leader Louis Farrakhan? pic.twitter.com/XDId73kesx— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 2, 2019
After considerable laughter at its expense, Bezos's P.R. operation relented:
We have deleted this tweet because it incorrectly included Louis Farrakhan, who has espoused anti-Semitic views, in a list of far-right leaders. Facebook banned extremist figures including Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos for being "dangerous" https://t.co/iCI8pzK6aR pic.twitter.com/m87t1fglrZ— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 2, 2019
Meanwhile, equating Louis Farrakhan, who stokes hatred against Jews, "a gutter religion," and whites ("white devils"), with Milo Yiannopoulos is ridiculous. Even more ridiculous: banning mainstream conservative Paul Joseph Watson:
Reports are true.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) May 2, 2019
I have been banned by Facebook.
Was given no reason. I broke none of their rules.
In an authoritarian society controlled by a handful of Silicon Valley giants, all dissent must be purged.
Please visit https://t.co/4psjfSdF96 while it still exists.
Facebook offers no explanation.
This is crazy. They just banned someone who has never broken any of their rules or violated their terms of service in any way. This is political censorship, straight up. https://t.co/E7S0Wx9C01— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 2, 2019