As States Like NC Hold REOPEN America Events Facebook Contacts Governors To Help Them Shut Down Protest Groups
Written by Peter Boykin on April 21, 2020
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday and announced that Facebook would ban the event pages as “misinformation.”
STATE GOVERNORS SAY FACEBOOK CONTACTED THEM ABOUT ‘REOPEN AMERICA’ EVENTS
Originally Reported By InfoWars
Fake news outlets originally reported that states demanded Facebook ban protest event pages but it turns out it was Facebook actively seeking the OK to “Cleanse” Facebook of “Misinformation” protest groups.
“Facebook shuts down anti-quarantine protests at states’ request.”
Meanwhile, many of the state’s governors have denied asking Facebook to remove ‘Reopen America’ event pages, saying that it was the social network that contacted them over the matter, not the other way around as initially reported.
The Nebraska governor’s office told Breitbart News Tuesday:
“The Governor’s Office is not aware of any Facebook events regarding COVID-19 protests and has not requested Facebook to pull any events down. Facebook reached out last week to learn more about Nebraska’s social distancing restrictions, and the Governor’s staff provided already publicly available information about Nebraska’s ten-person limit and Directed Health Measures.”
In addition, New Jersey’s governor also denied mandating Facebook to take action, saying
” The governor’s office did not ask Facebook to remove pages or posts for events promoting lifting the provisions of the governor’s stay-at-home order.”
Bottom line, Facebook took that decision on its own, without any instruction from State governors.
For example, CNN reporter Oliver Darcy tweeted Monday that Facebook had taken down pages promoting lockdown protests, pointing to California, New Jersey, and Nebraska, and saying that the action was taken “on the instruction of governments in those three states”:
Anti-quarantine protests being organized through Facebook in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska, are being removed from the platform on the instruction of governments in those three states because it violates stay-at-home orders, Facebook spokesperson @andymstone tells @donie.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 20, 2020
Followed up by CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan stating that Facebook had taken the action after “consultation with state governments”, yet this was all “misinformation”
Facebook says it has removed promotion of anti-quarantine events in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska after consultation with state governments
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) April 20, 2020
Ever since the public and online reacted to this news and interview of Mark Zuckerburg and how angry it made people Facebook has changed their tune on the matter, now stating this:
“For this same reason, events that defy the government’s guidance on social distancing aren’t allowed on Facebook.”
Until Big Tech REALLY takes us down, here at GoRightNews.com will continue to bring you the news, we will continue bringing you #GoRightActivism and we will keep covering the organized protests nationwide in defiance of the stay-at-home orders.
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