On Thursday, social media giant Facebook began systematically removing all patriotic and conservative posts from users’ profiles leaving a message saying that the posts were spam and violated Facebook’s policies.
According to the site 100percentfedup.com, Facebook even censored posts about Americans standing up and singing the national anthem.
Today, we received messages from Facebook users who follow our page showing a message they received from Facebook after sharing posts on our page about Defiant Americans who stood up and sang the National Anthem during a high school softball championship game in California, after the announcer told the crowd there would be no National Anthem before the game.
This is not just a story I am passing on to you, by the way. I, myself, had this happen to most of my posts on Facebook yesterday. Every single post I made from Breitbart News was blocked on my Facebook profile yesterday.
Some of the ones from Eagle Rising and GodFather Politics were also blocked. And in their place Facebook left me a note that said they were “suspected as spam” and forced me to click on the notice to tell Facebook that I really did want to post the stories to my timeline.
I am far from the only one to experience this. Facebook users all across the world had the same problem.
This story comes on the heels of reports that Facebook employs a secret rating system for users in order to calculate how the service will bury their posts and quash the reach of any particular user who is not sufficiently left-wing enough.
As The Independent reported:
Facebook is secretly ranking people according to how untrustworthy they are, it has revealed.
The site is using an array of information to decide whether its users should be believed when they say something wrong is happening on the site.
Users will not know that their behaviour is being ranked, the company appeared to suggest. But the ranking themselves are important: they decide whether an account is reliable enough to be believed when it reports a page or a story, helping decide whether it should be taken down straight away.
Once again, what we are seeing here is the left using all weapons at its disposal to eliminate conservative thought on the Internet.
This is no less than a civil war against conservatives and those on the center-right by liberals.
Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.