Just when you thought the censorship at social media companies couldn’t possibly get any worse, Facebook has come along and moved the bar.
The company is now going to be protecting activists and journalists, who is is called “involuntary” public figures, with additional safeguards against “harassment and bullying”, Reuters reported.
The company says people it determines to be “human rights defenders” will be protected under the new safeguards, which we’re sure will be completely discretionary and applied only to those “activists” who are advocating for liberal causes.
Nevermind the fact that when someone becomes an “activist” they are no longer an “involuntary” public figure, but we digress.
Facebook’s handling of public figures has been an area of debate over the last month, as the company deals with allegations form a “whistleblower” who went public with details of the company’s content moderation strategies.