Facebook, for a while, decided that our Declaration of Independence was filled with hate speech. In particular, Facebook decided that
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions
which closed the list of Facts our nascent nation submitted to a candid world
goes against our [Facebook’s] standards on hate speech.
Facebook then threatened The Washington Times, which had been posting to its Facebook account successive parts of our Declaration leading up to our Independence Day celebration—which was to have included that hateful passage—with the loss of its Facebook account.
Facebook’s algorithm did it. That’s the company’s story, and apparently they’re sticking to it.
It’s true enough that Facebook later reposted the censored passage and…apologized…for the “error.”
That, though, does not alter the simple fact that Zuckerberg’s minions, hiding behind that algorithm—which Zuckerberg’s IT experts had carefully programmed—had committed this act of censorship of our Declaration of Independence.
Nor does it alter the simple fact that Zuckerberg and his minions waited to restore the censored passage until after they’d been publicly called on their misbehavior. They did not proactively, on their own initiative, undo their misbehavior.
This is free speech, Left style. Not even our founding documents can be posted without a struggle today. Just like when they first were published.