The investigative journalism group Project Veritas, led by James O’Keefe, just uncovered a massive secret from one of the world’s largest social media platforms.
O’Keefe claims that Facebook is actively pursuing censorship tactics to silence users who express any concern related to the coronavirus vaccine. Whistleblowers at Facebook have provided Project Veritas with internal reports that order employees to “downrank” social media posts that promote “vaccine hesitancy,” such as tragic stories of a loved one’s death after taking the vaccine.
Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe discusses internal documents from Facebook whistleblowers detailing the social media platform's efforts to censor COVID-19 vaccine concerns.
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Project Veritas claims that whistleblowers at the Big Tech hub have provided droves of internal documents showing different strategies to eliminate “vaccine hesitancy” worldwide. Facebook’s goal is to shield its users from any form of exposer to comments or posts that question the validity of the vaccine in any way, shape, or form.
Facebook apparently uses a tier system to determine the level of censorship needed for any given social media post, according to one whistleblower. The post could be “downranked” or all-out deleted based on how “vaccine hesitant” the Facebook censors determine it to be. Some posts, including “shocking, but true” stories, potentially true statements, facts that raise “safety concerns” about the virus, have already been censored.
“They’re trying to control this content before it even makes it onto your page before you even see it,” one Facebook insider stated.
The whistleblowers revealed that all “vaccine hesitant” posts are ranked on the censorship tier system, regardless of their validity. A story may be 100% factual but if it goes against Facebook’s Vaccine Hesitancy Policy, it will inevitably be demoted or censored.
One whistleblower had this to say about Facebook’s policy:
“The narrative is this: get the vaccine, the vaccine is good for you. Everyone should get it. And if you don’t, you will be singled out.”
Facebook balked at the recent report, but admitted to having a Vaccine Hesitancy Policy, saying, “We proactively announced this policy on our company blog and also updated our help center with this information.”
Author: Elizabeth Tierney