As the Alaska Watchman expands our coverage and influence, we’ve come under the gaze of the nameless, faceless gaze of the ever-watchful, bureaucratic social media behemoths.
Last week, the impersonal matrix that comprises Facebook’s Community Standards enforcement arm punished us for posting an article about a new website that empowers people to report adverse reactions to Covid shots, while also providing them with resources to help treat illness. For daring to let people know about this website, Facebook generated the following warning: “The post repeats false information about COVID-19 that goes against our Community Standards.”
That’s it. Nothing more. No specifics on what, exactly, was false or misleading.
Due to this dubious infraction, we are unable to post until Wednesday, banned from posting in groups for five days, and all our articles will be algorithmically buried for 28 days. This is not the first time Facebook has censored Watchman content, and probably not the last.
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In order to mitigate this kind of wanton censorship of legitimate and accurate content, we need Alaskans to help organically spread word about the Alaska Watchman. The easiest way to runaround social media leviathans who carry the swamp water for all things Left is to reach Alaskans via direct email.
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