In July of 2015, The Federalist reported that Facebook blocked individual posts that mentioned the Center for Medical Progresses revelations about Planned Parenthood's illegal trafficking of aborted baby parts:
It appears, however, that social media giant Facebook is not a fan of the viral spread of the story. According to Russell Moore, a top official with the Southern Baptist Convention, Facebook is preventing his organization from sharing the story via Facebook.
Blogger Joe Newby, whose book about Facebook's liberal bias is scheduled to be published next fall, has been writing about the Facebook censoring of conservatives since 2013 at his site Conservative Firing Line. Amongst the censorship incidents he has reported are:
- Facebook took down a down the popular 2 Million Bikers to DC page over an benign comment that the number of bikers who attended the million Muslim march was much less than the "official" count.
An article discussing a petition on the White House "We the People" site which called for an end to censorship of speech dealing with Islam, was blocked and labeled as "unsafe" by Facebook (see picture at top of post).
- In March, Facebook told administrators of Wake Up America! that it removed a picture of the Obamas wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt (see below), claiming that it violated their “community standards.”
According to Facebook, it has over 1.6 billion active users, representing 21% of the 7.4 billion people in the world. That volume gives the social site incredible influence over world opinion. Sadly, instead of offering users a fair account of the news, it seems they are censoring both the news feed and the individual page posts to skew opinion to a liberal point of view.
Stuart Varney of Fox News also covered the Gizmodo story which is featured in the video below.