Zero Hedge Claims That Facebook Banned Its Content

NewsBusters | 3/12/2019 | Staff
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Anti-establishment news blog Zero Hedge complained that Facebook has banned users from sharing its posts.

Zero Hedge author Tyler Durden (named for the rebellious anti-hero from “Fight Club”) has claimed via his blog that “some readers were prevented by Facebook when attempting to share Zero Hedge articles.” According to Durden, “every attempt to share or merely mention an article, including in private messages, would be actively blocked,” with the explanation that the link “goes against our community standards."

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“We were especially surprised by this action as neither prior to this seemingly arbitrary act of censorship, nor since, were we contacted by Facebook with an explanation of what ’community standard’ had been violated or what particular filter or article had triggered the blanket rejection of all Zero Hedge content.”

According to a Facebook spokesperson, the company’s “automation incorrectly blocked this link.” It said the problem has been corrected.

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Durden had speculated that “Facebook simply decided to no longer allow its users to share our content in retaliation for our extensive coverage of what some have dubbed the platform's ‘many problems.’” He listed issues with links to previous articles about “chronic...
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