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A Facebook account copied Trump’s words. Facebook censored the account for inciting violence.

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And yet Facebook will take no steps against powerful/wealthy people. Mark Zuckerberg is a despicable person — and does not embrace American values of equal treatment. David Gilbert reports in Vice:

UPDATE Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:56 p.m.: After the original story was published, the account holder confirmed that the post had been restored without warning. Facebook told VICE News the post had been deleted in error, but when asked how that error happened, Facebook failed to respond.

An account that copies word-for-word what the U.S. president posts on Facebook has been told to delete a controversial comment even though President Trump’s post was left untouched.

The SuspendThePres account was set up as an experiment to show how social media platforms treat high-profile public figures — specifically Trump — differently from ordinary users.

Last week a Twitter version of the account was temporarily suspended for posting the same message.

On Thursday it reported that Facebook had followed Twitter’s lead in forcing it to delete the controversial post, which includes the inflammatory phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” which has racist origins.

The account was warned that a repeat would trigger an automatic 24-hour suspension.

The reason Facebook gave the account holder, who has remained anonymous, was that the post “goes against Community standards on violence and incitement.” . . .

Continue reading. There’s more, and it’s worth reading.

Written by LeisureGuy

11 June 2020 at 8:56 pm

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