In what may be the clearest example that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have decided they will determine what news the millions of people who use Facebook will see, Facebook is deleting posts it believes support Kyle Rittenhouse – the teenager many believe was defending himself when he killed two individuals during the Kenosha riots.
Facebook claims Rittenhouse committed “mass murder.”
According to the Blaze, “conservative author and YouTuber Mark Dice said he received a notice from Facebook, threatening a suspension, after he shared video of Rittenhouse offering medical aid to wounded Kenosha protesters.”
According to Dice, “Facebook just removed a video I posted showing Kyle Rittenhouse offering help to a wounded protester in Kenosha and are threatening to delete my entire account.”
In his Facebook post, Dice wrote, “Newly uncovered video of Kyle Rittenhouse shows him helping an injured protester after she was struck in the foot with a projectile. In another video he told the cameraman that he’d brought a medical kit, which is the bag he was carrying. Further proving he had no malicious intent by showing up. In fact, he was there to help anyone who needed it.”
In a statement, a spokesperson for Facebook admitted that it is censoring and deleting posts about Rittenhouse. “We’ve designated this shooting as a mass murder and have removed the shooter’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram,” the spokesperson said.
In response, Dice told the Media Research Center, “It’s horrifying that Facebook is now censoring evidence in a criminal case that helps exonerate Kyle Rittenhouse,” Dice said. “The post was going viral and had been shared almost 10,000 times and debunked the mainstream media’s false narrative that Kyle went to the protest to cause trouble. Quite the contrary.”
One thing seems clear. Whether you support or condemn Rittenhouse, all Americans – indeed everyone around the world – should not have their news censored by Facebook.
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