For over a year, Facebook has been fighting rumors and accusations of extreme bias in its protocol for policing pages and content on the world’s largest social media platform.
While failing to pull down explicit images, extremist Muslim content and other obviously objectionable material, the social giant engaged yesterday in what appears to have been an anti-Catholic purge.
At least two dozen very large Catholic pages — some with millions of likes — were blocked in one 24 hour period without explanation.
The purge comes as Mark Zuckerberg has insisted in the post-election period that he has renewed a commitment to give fair treatment to more conservative organizations and pages.
Yet Hollywood and Silicon Valley wonder why middle America doesn’t trust them. Here’s proof in the pudding.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Social media giant Facebook blocked more than two dozen conservative Catholic pages in a 24-hour period, some with millions of followers, saying only they were “suspected of suspicious activities.”
Facebook seemed to target only conservative Catholic pages with a significant following, since almost all had between hundreds of thousands and up to six million followers, according to Catholic News Agency (CNA), which broke the story.
One of the blocked pages called “Fr. Rocky” belonged to a U.S. Catholic priest Fr. Francis J. Hoffman, executive director of Relevant Radio, whose page had 3.5 million likes.
“Catholic and Proud,” an enormously popular page with six million followers, met a similar fate. Page owner Kenneth Alimba of Nigeria told CNA his page was also blocked without explanation. He had another page titled “Holy Mary Mother of God” with some 200,000 Likes that was also removed.
Alimba has sent messages to Facebook in an attempt to have his pages reinstated but said he is “not optimistic” about a response. Some of Alimba’s other Facebook pages with fewer followers are still online.