From the Center for Immigration Studies:
Facebook Blocks Job Reports Related to Immigration By CIS, August 24, 2015Mistakes were made!
An informed debate over immigration requires data and analysis about its effects. Only with information from a variety of sources can Americans try to understand our current policies, assess proposed changes, and judge candidates for political office.
That is why it is so disturbing that Facebook, owned by immigration-expansionist Mark Zuckerberg, has banned four reports published by the Center for Immigration Studies pertaining to jobs and immigration.
The Center became aware a week ago that these four reports were blocked:
When a Facebook user attempts to post or message these reports, a message appears stating, “Your message could not be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.”
- Still No Evidence of a Labor Shortage
- Despite Recent Job Growth, Native Employment Still Below 2007
- For Every New Job, Two New Immigrants
- All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants
EDITOR’S NOTE: Facebook has lifted the ban on the Center’s job reports pages. The Center has not heard from Facebook directly, they did make a statement to Breitbart News:
When asked what happened—and for a response to CIS—a Facebook spokesperson told Breitbart News that it was just a simple error in their system, not a malicious attempt by the social media giant to use censorship to push its founder’s political agenda.
“An error in our system that helps block bad links on Facebook incorrectly marked some URLs as malicious,” the Facebook spokesperson said in an email. “We’ve resolved the issue and apologize for the inconvenience this caused.”
Although the Facebook spokesperson states that the pages were banned due to an error marking them as “malicious”, the automated response from Facebook while the ban was in place specifically stated that they were blocked for “abuse”.
There may be a vague disparate impact pattern of Internet monopolists using their powers to pester dissidents, either through acts of intention or of negligence. For example, there was the long-running 2010 farcical example of Google Prompts unpersoning Pat Buchanan.
And there was the time Google Maps directed people attending Glenn Beck’s worship service for Martin Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall to the extremely inconvenient Jefferson Memorial across the water.
This is not to say that these incidents were Boardroom-level strategic initiatives. My guess is that on the inside, monopolists like Google and Facebook have a hairball of code with lots of people delegated to making decisions. And these underling may amuse themselves by engaging in almost subliminal persecutions of people and institutions they know their bosses disapprove of.
Because the minions know no there’s no accountability. Nobody will get fired for slightly screwing over folks the bosses don’t like. The incidents just disappear down the memory hole.