I didn’t think Facebook’s censorship could get much worse, but apparently, I was wrong.
Facebook users are finding themselves recipients of warning messages from Facebook, warning them of “extremists” or “extremist content.”
The strange and alarming messages read, “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?”
Another message says, “We care about preventing extremism on Facebook. Others in your situation have received confidential support.”
There is actually a “Get Support” button in the message, which leads to more “extremism” content.
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) July 1, 2021
What the absolute fuck Facebook? pic.twitter.com/aMCQtZU2WW
— Natalie F Danelishen (@Chesschick01) July 1, 2021
This is not what Freedom Of Speech looks like! Our military community have and continue to pay a heavy price for our Freedoms! Conservatives ARE NOT extremists. #AimHigher you are missing the mark. You are accusing/labeling half of the nation including veterans.@Facebook pic.twitter.com/TOIn8NwyG0
— Gretchen Smith (@cov_Gretchen) July 1, 2021
Some US Facebook users are being served a prompt that asks if they are worried someone they know might be becoming an extremist.
It's part of a test that stems from a company initiative aiming to combat violent extremism, a Facebook spokesperson says. https://t.co/m0rXdMJdwa
— CNN (@CNN) July 1, 2021
Facebook seems to be the extremist here!
Regardless, casting others that are different as the enemy seems to be from the Democrat playbook as they continue to try and divide America.
The Epoch Times has more on the story:
Redstate editor Kira Davis, who said was sent a screenshot of the message from a friend, wrote: “Hey has anyone had this message pop up on their FB? My friend (who is not an ideologue but hosts lots of competing chatter) got this message twice. He’s very disturbed.”
And others reported getting a warning that they may have been “exposed to harmful extremist content recently.” The message then states that “violent groups try to manipulate your anger and disappointment,” similarly offering a “Get Support” option.
“Facebook randomly sent me this notice about extremism when I clicked over to the app. Pretty weird. … The Get Support button just goes to a short article asking people not to be hateful,” another user on Twitter wrote.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to The Epoch Times on July 1 that the company is currently running the warnings as a test to some users.
“This test is part of our larger work to assess ways to provide resources and support to people on Facebook who may have engaged with or were exposed to extremist content, or may know someone who is at risk. We are partnering with NGOs and academic experts in this space and hope to have more to share in the future,” the spokesperson said, without elaborating.
The messages come after lawmakers have repeatedly targeted and pressured CEOs of big tech firms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft, essentially accusing them of allowing “extremism,” misinformation, and cyberbullying on their platforms. Such social media companies have faced criticism from Republicans who have accused them of censoring conservative voices and limiting the reach—or outright blocking—content that portrays Democrat political figures in a negative light.
Conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, have argued for the revocation of Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act, which serves as a liability shield for online publishers. However, the movement to rein in Big Tech was dealt a blow earlier this week when a federal judge tossed a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Facebook that had accused the firm of engaging in anti-competitive practices.
These warning messages, however, are sure to trigger even more negative feedback against Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, over fears that the company is attempting to stifle free speech. On Twitter, as screenshots of the warning messages were being shared en masse on July 1, many users expressed concern over the direction Facebook is taking.
Facebook is the true extremist censoring the President of the United States of America and now censoring American citizens.
As Facebook censors free speech, users will continue to flock to other sites that honor the First Amendment, like Telegram, Gab, and the new social media site GETTR.
Could GETTR be President Trump’s new social media platform?
Yahoo News reports that President Trump’s allies will launch GETTR on the Fourth of July:
Allies of former President Donald Trump launched a social media platform described as a free speech alternative to other tech companies.
The platform, GETTR, identifies as a “non-bias social network for people all over the world,” according to a listing on Google Play. The app has more than 1,000 downloads.
The 45th president’s former spokesman, Jason Miller, spearheaded the launch, and the platform appears to share similarities with Twitter. There has been speculation as to whether Trump will use the platform after he was barred from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other websites following his statements regarding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The former president will reportedly not be joining the website, nor will he have any financial stake in the company.
The website garnered positive reviews from users, and initial hashtags included “#heatwave,” “#trump,” “#COVID,” “#KimJongUn,” and “#defendfreedom.” Tim Murtaugh, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Sean Parnell appeared as top users.
In early June, the former president attempted a blog-style website where he would post statements, though the website shut down after its unveiling. Miller at the time said it “will not be returning.”
“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” Miller added. “Hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise awareness of timing.”
Trump’s social media bans spurred conservatives to flock to alternative social media sites such as Parler after decrying censorship by Big Tech giants.
Official kickoff is 10am Sunday – Independence Day!!!
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) July 1, 2021
It seems wherever President Trump goes, patriots will follow.
Only time will tell where President Trump turns up next.
And when he does return to social media, it will be to a social media site that honors free speech, clearly NOT Facebook.