FACEBOOK LABELS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AS 'HATE SPEECH'

FACEBOOK LABELS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AS 'HATE SPEECH'

FACEBOOK'S REMOVAL OF THE SECTION ARGUABLY PUT THE VINDICATOR IN A POSITION OF WHITEWASHING HISTORY.

What must have seemed like a benign social media strategy managed to fall foul of Facebook's algorithmic censors, which labeled sections of the declaration hate speech and removed the posts.
As Stinnett says, outlets like theirs have become "dependent, perhaps too dependent, on Facebook to communicate with local residents".
Facebook's removal of the section arguably put the Vindicator in a position of whitewashing history.

In the run-up to the Fourth of July, the Liberty Country Vindicator, a small local newspaper in Texas, posted sections of the declaration of the independence to its Facebook page, in a bid to encourage discussion of US...

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