Facebook Censors Articles from Conservative Outlets About Manafort, Cohen
Multiple posts sharing articles by prominent conservatives have been temporarily censored on Facebook under the excuse that they "look like spam." Both articles dealt with the Paul Manafort conviction and the Michael Cohen guilty plea, arguing that these events were not nearly as damning to President Donald Trump as the media supposed.
First, Facebook blocked Salena Zito, CNN contributor and author of the groundbreaking book "The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics." On Wednesday afternoon, Zito published a New York Post article explaining "why Trump’s supporters won’t care about Cohen and Manafort’s convictions."
On Thursday morning, she noticed something out of place. "So this is interesting… [Facebook] took down my post of my reporting for the [New York Post] — I’ve received nine separate messages from readers telling me the same thing has happened to them. ‘sup [Facebook]?" Zito asked in a tweet.
Salena Zito shared a picture of the post removed from the social media platform, with a message: "We removed this post because it looks like spam and doesn’t follow our Community Standards."