This should not surprise us:
Facebook now seems to be explicitly admitting that it also intends to follow the censorship orders of the U.S. government.
Many people get the majority of their news through Facebook, so censorship isn’t just banning someone from a scoail network, it has an impact on the social and democratic life of nation states:
What this means is obvious: that the U.S. government — meaning, at the moment, the Trump administration — has the unilateral and unchecked power to force the removal of anyone it wants from Facebook and Instagram by simply including them on a sanctions list. Does anyone think this is a good outcome? Does anyone trust the Trump administration — or any other government — to compel social media platforms to delete and block anyone it wants to be silenced?
Source: The Intercept
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