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Gizmodo, whilst towing the FB party line, helpfully tells us that FB had told NYT and the WP ahead of time. It's unclear if Twitter also informed any MSM outlets.

This initially looked like an attack on the left (again, some of you may remember FB abruptly banning TeleSUR english in July) but as more accounts are revealed it seems like partisan news outlets, accountability pages for the police and govt, pro Socialist and Right-Libertarian pages and anti war groups were targeted en masse. Unlike with Alex Jones and Infowars, a lot of these pages havent actually lied or presented anything fictitious or intended to incite violence. Most havent broken any of FB's ToS

Facebook and Twitter are private entities, they ultimately can do what they want, but does this massive affront to both the First Amendment and to open media worry anyone else? As much as I hated some of the pages that went, they didn't outright fabricate things. They weren't really any worse than FOX or CNN for twisting and omitting information.
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