Category: MEDIA SCOUNDRELS

Facebook Purges US-Based Independent Media For Political Disinformation

WHITNEY WEBB—While MintPress’ Facebook page and Twitter account are still active, reach on both platforms has been reduced dramatically in recent months, as both social-media giants began to ramp up censorship efforts following the 2016 U.S. elections. (1) For instance, MintPress’ Facebook reach — meaning how many Facebook users see MintPress posts — has been only a fraction of the page’s more than 400,000 fans on the platform, with most posts averaging only around 10,000 views according to Facebook’s analytics.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dissident Voices PURGED From Facebook & Twitter!

LEE CAMP—Our content is being suppressed by major social media platforms, but there are two ways you can keep track of our content. The best is to join our email list by texting “REDACTED” to 444-999: It’s free in the U.S. Secondly, please double check that you’re still subscribed to our channel (YouTube is apparently unsubscribing people), and click the bell icon next to the word “Subscribe.” You’re the best. Keep fighting.

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Facebook, Twitter Purge More Dissident Media Pages In Latest Escalation

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—As if that wasn’t creepy enough, some of the accounts purged by Facebook appear to be getting censored on Twitter as well, bringing back memories of the August cross-platform coordinated silencing of Alex Jones. The aforementioned Anti-Media has now been suspended from Twitter just hours after tweeting about being removed from Facebook, along with its editor-in-chief Carey Wedler, and an independent activist named Patti Beers who had more than 30,000 Twitter followers has just been removed from both sites as well.

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