Cop this. Apparently, this week, Facebook is evil. And, no, not because it’s a rich, reeking leviathan that has become more culturally and financially commanding than most governments. It’s because it engages in the wrong kind of censorship.
When The Guardian reported yesterday on leaked internal documents distributed to Facebook moderators, much Western press reaffirmed the newspaper’s view. It is abhorrent, they said, that Facebook permits the publication of misogynist raving, yet will not allow a single post explicitly threatening the life of the US president.