Social network bans Infowars link after Zuckerberg vowed to eliminate ‘xenophobia’ about migrants
Facebook has sensationally banned a story about a ‘refugee’ raping a Swedish woman in line with the company’s new policy to censor anti-migrant posts deemed to be “xenophobic”.
The Infowars story, which explained how a north African migrant who participated in the gang rape of a woman in Stockholm got off without charge, was posted on Facebook Wednesday but disappeared from the website within hours.
A query of the URL on Facebook’s ‘Debugger’ website reveals that, “this link is blocked.” Any attempt to post the link on Facebook results in failure.
Apparently, Facebook feels it is more important to control the narrative on the migrant crisis than to defend rape victims.
The company’s policy was leaked during a conversation between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this year which was caught on a hot mic. Zuckerberg promised Merkel that he was working on censoring anti-migrant posts.
It subsequently emerged that the German government and Facebook were working with ex-Stasi agent Anetta Kahane to identify “xenophobic” posts made on the social networking website and punish people who make them with fines and jail sentences.
As we highlighted back in January, Facebook’s new censorship policy also allows users to flag content which “annoys” them or which they deem to be offensive. This allows large mobs of agenda-driven social justice warriors to mass flag posts for deletion.
The new policy was justified by Facebook’s need to eliminate “fake news,” but the same excuse doesn’t apply in this case. The story about the refugee gang rape of the Swedish woman was featured in numerous different mainstream news outlets, including The Local and FriaTider.
Facebook has previously censored political content on numerous occasions. Back in May, the winner of the Muhammad art contest in Garland, Texas that was attacked by gun-wielding jihadists was banned by Facebook, before his account was restored after vociferous complaints.
The Alex Jones Facebook account was also temporarily suspended over an image of an ISIS militant that couldn’t even be considered offensive by any stretch of the imagination.
German police are also deliberately censoring information about migrants committing rapes and other crimes so as not to “legitimize” critics of mass immigration.