Good ol’ Facebook. They love policing your speech.
Using algorithms to manipulate what you see, Facebook inevitably controls what you get to talk about while spending time on their platform.
Conservatives get targeted the most.
But their targets are not always based on blue and red. For example, Facebook is heavily censoring vaccine conversations.
Why they do this is for another day.
We know Facebook is using algorithms to censor and control the vaccine conversation thanks to Project Veritas.
It was reported on Monday that Project Veritas had received leaked information from Facebook employees showing the company’s censorial efforts. The whistleblowers said the company is using “… a tier system to rank and determine how comments should be censored or buried … based on how much the statements question or caution against the COVID-19 vaccination.”
One of the insiders, a data center technician, reportedly “showed documentation detailing an algorithm test being run on 1.5 percent of Facebook and Instagram’s almost 3.8 billion users worldwide.” They claimed that Facebook is “trying to control this content before it even makes it onto your page; before you even see it.
Project Veritas has come out and said that they now have even more evidence to support their claim.
“In addition to classifying Coronavirus-related comments into a Tier 1 and Tier 2 system in the name of demoting ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’,” they write, “there is also a Tier 3 category which ‘filters’ content that expresses — or advocates for — objections or skepticism about vaccines, based on personal beliefs or opinions.”
Personal beliefs and opinions, they continue, include “Liberty-based objections or skepticism,” “Religious-based objections or skepticism,” “Personal objections or skepticism,” “Political & Institutional-based vaccine objections or skepticism,” and “Development-based vaccine objections or skepticism.”
According to the new leaks, “Expressing objections or concerns about being pressured to vaccinate by a vaccine registry or ‘vaccine passports’ also ranks comments as Tier 3 ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ to be ‘filtered’.”The Post Millennial
If you are troubled by vaccine misinformation, that’s fine. However, restricting the American people from having a free and open dialogue about the coronavirus jab does not help people find the truth.
You have to wonder why only one narrative is so heavily pushed while dissent is squashed.
Sounds like China to me.