by Ethan Huff, NaturalNews.com
The federal government is lying about the number of school shootings that occur annually in the United States, and Facebook doesn’t want you to know about it.
NPR was brave enough to challenge the official narrative, joining up with the non-profit group Child Trends to take a closer look at the alleged statistics on school-associated gun violence. What they found is that the US Department of Education is greatly inflating the numbers, presumably to push the anti-gun agenda.
“More than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened,” NPR revealed in a bold article entitled, “The School Shootings That Weren’t.” But people who tried to share this NPR article on Facebook found that the Zuckerberg empire isn’t too happy with it.
Writing for DCClothesline.com, Jonathan Miltimore reported that a colleague of his, Sean Malone, tried to share the article with his several thousand Facebook followers and friends, only to have it flagged as “spam” and removed from the platform entirely.
“Facebook’s crackdown on fake news and ‘hate speech’ has been well chronicled,” writes Miltimore. “There are many reasons to be wary of such censorship: Who decides what’s true? Who decides what’s fake? Who decides what’s hateful?”
THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT FACEBOOK IS ACTIVELY CENSORING CONTENT THAT CONFLICTS WITH GOVERNMENT PROPAGANDA
While social media companies like Facebook have stated in court that they maintain the right to censor users at will, and for any reason, including “on the basis of religion, or gender, or sexual preference, or physical disability, or mental disability,” they all claim that they don’t.
But this latest incident suggests otherwise, showing that something is not quite right with the sharing of content on Facebook. There’s no valid reason why the NPR article should have been pulled, and yet it was.
It’s now obvious that Silicon Valley has become a ministry of propaganda for the deep state that even President Trump has begun hinting about the need for antitrust intervention. After all, many of these social media corporations were started, at least in part, with seed financing taken from taxpayers.
This means that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and even Google are public utilities at this point, which means they’re required by law to maintain neutrality. If they don’t, then there are legal grounds for the government to intervene on behalf of the public.
“I hear that they are holding hearings in Congress over the next couple of weeks and I think it’s a very serious problem because they are really trying to silence a very large part of this country and those people don’t want to be silenced,” President Trump recently stated.
“It’s not right. It’s not fair. It may not be legal. But, we’ll see. We just want fairness.
CENSORSHIP OF SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE BEGINNING OF FASCIST AUTHORITARIANISM, SAYS ROLLING STONE WRITER
The good news is that not everyone is chugging the Kool-Aid. Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi penned a warning piece for the magazine that highlights the dangers of social media censorship and where it’s all going to lead.
“[P]oliticians are more interested in using than [in] curtailing the power of these companies,” Taibbi writes, holding back nothing in delineating the totalitarian implications of allowing communications companies to silence free speech.
“The platforms, for their part, will cave rather than be regulated. The endgame here couldn’t be clearer. This is how authoritarian marriages begin, and people should be very worried.”
It would be in everyone’s best interests for these multi-national tech corporations to be strictly regulated by independent regulatory bodies. These neutral entities would be tasked with ensuring that free speech is protected on all tech platforms at all times.
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