Facebook censorship is nothing new to those of us who have taken to the platform for political purposes. However, it is an unusual step for the company to vow user restrictions, as the company tends to deny its practices.
However, since the censorship and account banning of popular conservatives such as Alex Jones and Laura Loomer, Gavin McInnes, and even far left icon Louis Farrakhan, the company has gotten more relaxed on the public acknowledgement of such actions. It has even gone so far as removing groups and profiles by the hundreds that it has a disagreement with politically, with the most recent targeting being supporters of QAnon.
We previously reported on a suspicious survey put out by Facebook. Users have been asked how much financial incentives would be adequate for account deactivation during the elections. Now it appears the company is preparing to take measures regardless, continuing with their Democratic party favoritism towards the upcoming election.
The Financial Times reports that proposed actions would go beyond what any previous actions have within the US.
“We have acted aggressively in other parts of the world where we think that there is real civic instability and we obviously have the tools to do that [again],” Mr Clegg added, citing the previous use of “pretty exceptional measures to significantly restrict the circulation of content on our platform”.
Facebook has declined to give specifics as to what types of actions are being considered.
With these actions apparently being the result of civil unrest throughout the country over the last several months, and the continued rhetoric surrounding a “peaceful transition of power,” it appears that Facebook is content in taking direct action to affect election results. This is simply one more effort being taken in the Democratic coup attempts that have been in plain sight for well over a month. Without the Supreme Court to rely on for partisan support, we fully expect more measures such as this forewarned Facebook censorship to be put into place.