Facebook joins the left in effort to censor Epoch Times for its support of Trump
Facebook has banned The Epoch Times, a pro-Trump outlet, from advertising on the social media platform.The media that pushes censorship appears to be proving the point of outlets like the Epoch Times which believes that the mainstream media and Facebook are biased in favor of the left. The hypocrisy of the NBC which pushed a conspiracy theory known as the Russian collusion hoax is stunning.
This came after a week of several different mainstream media outlets targeting the conservative site. NBC News took the lead, writing a “report” attacking the site which apparently caught the attention of the Facebook big wigs.
Facebook has banned The Epoch Times, a conservative news outlet that spent more money on pro-Trump Facebook advertisements than any group other than the Trump campaign, from any future advertising on the platform.
The decision follows an NBC News report that The Epoch Times had shifted its spending on Facebook in the last month, seemingly in an effort to obfuscate its connection to some $2 million worth of ads that promoted the president and conspiracy theories about his political enemies.
“Over the past year we removed accounts associated with the Epoch Times for violating our ad policies, including trying to get around our review systems,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “We acted on additional accounts today and they are no longer able to advertise with us.”
Reading the article, it’s not at all clear exactly what specific ad policies were violated. NBC News claims they were pushing “conspiracy theories,” which is just left-wing speak for “things I don’t like.” You see, railing about Trump-Russia collusion for years on end isn’t a “conspiracy theory,” but buy some ads pushing that idea that corruption happened during the investigation and Facebook is on it. The lack of self-awareness by the mainstream media is breathtaking in its scope.