Facebook is targeting its conservative political opponents by censoring photos and videos of the mostly peaceful protest at the Capitol yesterday, and removing fundraisers for protesters.
“At this point they represent promotion of criminal activity which violates our policies,” Facebook said of photos and videos depicting the protest.
Facebook did not censor photos and videos from the violent far-left riots that swept across the nation this summer.
The social media monopoly also said it would delete posts that encourage protests in Washington D.C. that violate Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 6 p.m. curfew, Reclaim the Net reported.
Facebook used the corporate media’s narrative surrounding the Capitol Hill protest to justify a new policy that will automatically ban groups from communicating when they “start to have a high rate of hate speech.”
The company will increase its use of artificial intelligence to ban posts that “likely” violate its rules.
Facebook said it is “continuing to monitor the situation and will take additional measures if necessary to keep people safe.”
Anne Gudson Ziegenhorn is one Trump supporter who Facebook targeted, Reclaim the Net reported.
Ziegenhorn helps administer the “I’m a Florida Trump Girl” Facebook page, and she was scheduled to go to Washington D.C. with 60 people on Jan. 6 for the Save America March.
To fund her group’s travel, she posted a fundraiser on Facebook, but the Big Tech platform disapproved of her political activities, so it removed the fundraiser.
Ziegenhorn said she didn’t understand Facebook’s decision, since she planned to use the money for travel.
She said Facebook likely cancelled the fundraiser based on its name, “Panhandle to DC.”
“When facistbook [sic] removed our DC Trip for Trump TRAVEL Fundraiser, they probably thought we could not go – The Lord said… uh No and not only blessed us with more donations in 3 hrs, but He added a Bus & we are now taking MORE people than the 1st go around!,” she wrote on Facebook.