A few months ago, Facebook, believing it was fighting counterfeit news, COVID-19 decided to censor articles that increased the likelihood of them coming from a Chinese laboratory.
Facebook believes that this cleanses the interests of democracy, especially since this thesis is associated with “extreme right”, and even worse with “conspiracy”!
We know that pasting such a label is enough to suddenly become rare. In this way one takes an idea out of public life and does not discuss a hypothesis. These labels are used to turn into a demon.
But a week ago, surprise !!! We are aware that this hypothesis is returning to public debate and should be seriously considered. Joe Biden himself is seriously considering this.
Suddenly, Facebook decided to “blame” it.
Is it fake news to say that this thesis is fake news?
Personally, I do not know where COVID is coming from and I trust those who submit the most documented explanation. I trust the scientific authorities.
However, I have an idea about the censorship practiced by social media: those who claim to fight toxic, undemocratic, and unknowingly counterfeit news change themselves – but every time, they probably know it. – They – to control the circulating ideas in public life that activists want.
It should be a little embarrassing before giving the right to censor Facebook ideas like Twitter and YouTube or offending people.
Let them see this as a good lesson.
Let’s move on further: Collectively, we must be careful not to get a little embarrassed before mobilizing extreme right or conspiring with ideas that disturb us.
Before we label them to make them dirty, we can take a look at them and discuss.
And for their part, social networks need to remember that they are not truth-tellers.