I'm conducting an experiment to see whether Facebook is really banning links to Alex Jones's nasty but not illegal site. Unfortunately, it means putting my Facebook account at risk of suspension or disappearance. Here's what I posted earlier today:
According to the Atlantic, Facebook has decided that no one can link to Alex Jones's Infowars -- with the possible exception of posts that say mean things about the site:
"Facebook and Instagram will remove any content containing Infowars videos, radio segments, or articles (unless the post is explicitly condemning the content), and Facebook will also remove any groups set up to share Infowars content and events promoting any of the banned extremist figures, according to a company spokesperson."
I'm not a fan of Jones and his nasty conspiracy-mongering. But I'm also not a fan of Facebook telling me what I can and cannot say. So, as an experiment to see whether and how Facebook actually administers its censorship regime, I'm posting links to apparently accurate news stories on the Infowars site to see what Facebook does.
If you never hear from me again, you'll know what happened!
And here we go. A link to an Infowars story taken from Reuters about drug company convictions related to opioids and bribery:https://www.infowars.com/drug-company-founder-execs-found-…/