Face­book elec­tion cen­sors hit MTG, Trump, RFK Jr.

Facebook election censors hit MTG, Trump, RFK Jr.

The most­ly anti-con­ser­v­a­tive cen­sors at Face­book tagged sev­er­al Repub­li­can can­di­dates over the past decade, remov­ing ads and posts at least 39 times, accord­ing to a new deep-dive inves­ti­ga­tion into the social media plat­form and its part­ners.
Politi­cians, includ­ing for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, Rep. Mar­jorie Tay­lor Greene (R‑GA), and even inde­pen­dent can­di­date Robert F. Kennedy Jr., saw their con­tent cen­sored by the online giant that has repeat­ed­ly promised to pro­tect free speech.
“If Face­book, the com­pa­ny, had a per­son­al Face­book pro­file, its ‘rela­tion­ship sta­tus’ with free speech would say, ‘It’s com­pli­cat­ed.’ The plat­form, how­ev­er, has con­sis­tent­ly court­ed elec­tion inter­fer­ence efforts,” read the report from MRC Free Speech Amer­i­ca.

(Graph­ic cour­tesy of the Media Research Cen­ter)

“The platform’s record of elec­tion-inter­fer­ing cen­sor­ship began in 2012 …