MRC Senior Fellow LTC Allen West Responds to Facebook’s Takedown Policies

CNS News | 4/24/2018 | Staff
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Media Research Center (MRC) Senior Fellow LTC Allen B. West (USA, Ret) issued the following statement Tuesday concerning Facebook’s community guidelines publicly released earlier today. LTC West serves as MRC’s primary spokesperson for its Censorship Project.

According to NewsBusters, the newly published content removal policies may classify “vocalizing not liking a particular protected group” as hate speech and include protections for “immigration status.” The community standards also address how Facebook is combating fake news. While Facebook states it does not remove “false news,” the guidelines say it is “reducing the distribution of content rated as false by independent third-party fact-checkers.” Facebook has offered little transparency regarding which “independent fact-checkers” it partners with, as well as outside individuals and organizations it works with.

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Statement by MRC Senior Fellow LTC Allen B. West (USA, Ret):

“Facebook has made very little clear today. The takedown policies outlined...
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