Flashback: Facebook claims US flag violates community standards, gives user 30-day ban

In November 2016, Facebook, the social media site increasingly known as the “world’s most dangerous censor,” told yours truly that a picture depicting an eagle and a U.S. flag violates their “community standards,” and further issued a 30-day ban.  Worse yet, I never even posted the photo. Here’s the initial message: That message was followed


New York Post columnist says Facebook censored column — ‘And I still can’t find out why’

On Thursday, New York Post columnist Salena Zito said that Facebook, the social media giant once dubbed the “world’s most dangerous censor,” removed an article she published, allegedly calling it “spam.”  The article magically reappeared after some time, she said, but Facebook never explained what happened. The article, she said, was about “how people who


Facebook falsely claims wife of conservative blogger not a real person, disables account

Wendy Newby is the wife of Conservative Firing Line Marine veteran owner, Joe Newby. Last week, Facebook disabled her account, claiming that she is not a real person. There has been no action, as of this writing, to reverse their false claim, other than to obtain her profile email address. Wendy has been on Facebook

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South Carolina Republican to introduce measure targeting social media censorship

In an exclusive interview with the Conservative Firing Line on Wednesday, South Carolina state Rep. Mike Burns, R-Greenville, said he intends to introduce a measure intended to stop censorship by social media giants like Facebook, the site once dubbed the “world’s most dangerous censor.” Burns said he plans to introduce the measure in December so

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Proposed measure seeks to end social media censorship of political, religious speech

On Tuesday, Chris Sevier, an activist known for filing lawsuits targeting same-sex marriages in various states, informed the Conservative Firing Line that he has been working on a proposed piece of legislation to combat censorship by social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. One version, written to be introduced in Idaho, can be seen here,


Flashback: Facebook tells conservative user picture of lilac tree ‘pornographic’

In November 2016, yours truly reported that Facebook claimed a picture showing an eagle superimposed on a U.S. flag violates their “Community Standards,” and prompted a 30-day ban.  This is not the first time I have documented this kind of insanity from the site increasingly known as the “world’s most dangerous censor.”  Just over three