Tucker Carlson Censored by Facebook for 'False News' as Election Looms
'It’s no coincidence that the election is just weeks away'
Popular conservative news host, Tucker Carlson, faced the wrath of Facebook's censorship on Friday after the social media giant restricted his page for sharing “false news.”
Carlson received a message from Facebook informing him his page had “reduced distribution and other restrictions because of repeated sharing of false news. People will also be able to see if a Page has a history of sharing false news.”
But Facebook failed to stipulate what the alleged “false news” Carlson shared, or when the restrictions would be lifted before the election.
“Today’s censorship by Facebook,” said Carlson, in response.
“It’s no coincidence that the election is just weeks away."
Facebook is facing mounting pressure from the leftist corporate media claiming conservative media dominates the platform.
Despite Mark Zuckerburg presenting himself as a defender of political speech, in June his platform removed ad content posted by President Donald Trump's campaign, alleging the posts violated the company's "hate speech" policies.
Carlson also posted a screenshot of the message.
The campaign ran advertisements that condemned leftist groups, for promoting violence and rioting across America, while encouraging people to sign a petition opposing the anarcho-communist group Antifa.
The posts included an inverted red triangle that a Trump campaign official said is used by members of Antifa.
Earleir this year, Facebook censored news reporting, which mentioned the name of the alleged Ukraine whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella.
In September, left-wing newspaper The Guardian reported Facebook planned to flag any attempt by the Trump campaign to declare a premature victory in the presidential race on the platform.
Facebook also said it would not accept any new political ads in the final week of the 2020 presidential race.
Facebook said the ban on new ads in the final week of the election was designed to prevent campaigns from airing false charges at such a late stage in the race.
The company said it would also remove posts that convey misinformation about Covid-19 and voting.