Facebook has never been known for being friendly to conservatives, but in the last two days, many grassroots conservative bloggers have found the site even less friendly, with many reports of bloggers being blocked from posting their content.
The problem appears when Facebook decides someone is posting to different pages too fast.
Diane Sori, who blogs at the Patriot Factor, told Examiner Thursday that she received the warning before being blocked for two days. When asked, Sori said she has been blocked five or six times before.
After seeing other conservatives complain about the same thing, we decided to put it to the test.
Sure enough, after posting to a few sites, we received the warning to slow down.
We took Facebook’s advice and waited a half hour to post something else. After one post, we received the message again. After inserting the code, we immediately got a message that we had been blocked for two days. We contacted Facebook about the problem, but got no response.
According to Sori, this is only happening to conservative bloggers. We spent some time looking for liberal bloggers complaining about the same thing, but did not find any.
Sori told Examiner that the “free speech Nazis” at Facebook began blocking posts after the fiscal cliff vote.
“Facebook denied us our right to free speech by NOT allowing us to post our thoughts on the Fiscal Cliff fiasco of Tuesday night,” she said in a direct message. “That,” she said, “was the theme our blogs had in common.”
This is not the first time the social media giant has been accused of censoring conservative speech. In late December, Infowars reported that Facebook began purging sites supportive of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
“NaturalNews.com’s Mike Adams contacted us to alert us to the fact that ‘Facebook banned our account for posting this,’ with an attached image of a Gandhi quote about how the British disarmed the citizenry during their rule in India,” Paul Joseph Watson wrote on Dec. 27.
Watson also said that Facebook had suspended user accounts “that questioned the official narrative behind the Sandy Hook school massacre.”
During the election, Facebook came under fire for censoring an anti-Obama message put out by Special Operations Speaks (SOS), a group of Special Operations veterans and supporters who did not support Obama’s re-election.
A website called facebookcensorship.com documents what it says are attacks against conservatives and Christians dating back to 2010.
Sori told Examiner that conservatives do have alternatives to Facebook.