Facebook didn’t like an opinion I expressed so it censored me.
This is a first for me.
Although I know some articles flagged by Facebook are in fact false, this one of mine, “The CDC Confesses to Lying About COVID-19 Death Numbers” (American Thinker, April 9, 2020), shouldn’t have been flagged at all.
Facebook’s decision to call me a liar was based on a slipshod analysis performed by something called Lead Stories. The report, dated April 15, 2020, is titled, “Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Confess To Lying About COVID-19 Death Numbers.”
If I wish to characterize the Centers for Disease Control’s admission of a corrupt practice aimed at inflating the death figures for COVID-19 as a confession, that is my prerogative. In America, before social media came along, we used to enjoy free speech.
It is a Kafkaesque process. I wasn’t given an opportunity to respond to Facebook’s judgment before it was rendered. It was summarily imposed on me without my input.
This is all the more reason not to trust social media “fact checkers” and to revoke or modify section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which enables such censorship.