‘Facebook is a private company!’ shout people in favor of censoring political content

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Once upon a time, Facebook espoused idealistic notions of making the world a more open and connected place. But when it comes to views the US establishment doesn’t like, Facebook magically remembers it’s also a “private company.” So when Facebook abruptly suspended pages belonging to Maffick Media – a company which is 51 percent owned by RT’s video agency Ruptly – critics of RT were quick to argue the social platform could ban anyone it wants. Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul revealed himself to be one of those people, with a tweet asking why RT feels it has some kind of right to publish content “on the platform of a private company.”

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