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Facebook Admits It Censored WikiLeak’s DNC Email Dump, Offers No Explanation

Facebook admitted Sunday that it blocked links to WikiLeaks’ trove of emails that were hacked from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

WikiLeaks took to Twitter Saturday night informing followers that Facebook was censoring content and offered people an alternative way to post links to Facebook from WikiLeaks.


Twitter users then tweeted screenshots at WikiLeaks of the messages they received from Facebook when they tried to post something about the DNC hacked emails.


One Twitter user explained that, “Facebook has an automated system for detecting spam/malicious links, that sometimes have false positives.” Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos acknowledged the censorship and tweeted at WikiLeaks Sunday, saying the social media giant “fixed” the problem.


While Facebook has acknowledged it blocked the WikiLeaks DNC email dump, it has not explained why.

This is just the latest incident of censorship by the social media giant. A former Facebook employee informed the tech news site Gizmodo in early May that the company was biased against conservative groups, saying Facebook “routinely suppresses conservative news.”

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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