Facebook doesn’t just censor nudity and profanity. Facebook censors non-mainstream news.
Facebook violated free speech and suspended Andrea Lalama’s account for posting a picture of her two kids holding signs at the March Against Monsanto protest on Sunday, Natural News reported.
Lalama posted this picture of her kids holding signs that say: ORGANIC FOOD It’s My Medicine – Label GMOs – Say NO to GMO” and “BIOPESTICIDES = AUTISM – SAY NO TO GMO.” Natural News shared the photo on their Facebook page and Lalama’s account was immediately disabled.
This message popped up on her screen: “You have been restricted with Interacting With Pages until Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 6:47pm.”
Here’s a screen shot of the message on Lalama’s page:
Facebook blocked other users from posting the picture as well. Georgia Galluci was censored for “reposting a friend’s photo from the Monsanto March.” Another Facebook account called “Reversing Autism” was also flagged for trying to post content deemed “abusive”:
Facebook is a company and can choose to suspend any page it wants. But the question is, what’s the political motivation for doing so in this particular instance?