By Wyatt Earp | August 21, 2011
If they can censor a sitting governor’s post, they can surely censor yours.
Facebook said Friday it mistakenly removed a post in which Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer criticized a controversial policy decision by President Barack Obama’s administration to limit deportations of illegal immigrants.
The Republican governor had said in a post Friday that Facebook censored the item she posted Thursday because it apparently violated Facebook’s community standards. Brewer didn’t elaborate in her post, but she said Friday in an interview that an email she received from Facebook said the post was removed because of an included illustration.
“I’d like to know why it happens,” she said of the removal.
I’m pretty sure I know why it happened, especially because the illustration was included in both versions of the post. So the “violation of community standards” argument is a lie.
Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes responded to a query by The Associated Press by saying in a brief email that Brewer’s post was removed in error and that Facebook was sorry.
Uh-huh. Are they sorry for the censorship, or sorry because they got caught?