Controversy with Facebook is all over the news right now as they ban prominent conservatives, but the real story is getting far less attention.
Facebook has opted to permanently ban several individuals from its platform citing that they are “dangerous.”
These bans target the likes of Alex Jones, Paul Watson, and Laura Loomer among numerous others.
But that isn’t what should worry the American people.
Using this controversy as cover, Facebook has actually taken its censorship to frighteningly tyrannical levels.
The new practice is called link-banning.
This means that links deemed too extreme by Facebook will not be allowed on the service at all, preventing people entirely from sharing anything Facebook disapproves.
What’s more is should a person be caught repeatedly trying to circumvent this rule, Facebook will ban that individual as well.
This is an unprecedented violation of free speech that is on par with the censorship of China. Social media should never be permitted to dictate what the public is and is not allowed to know.