Facebook Is Purging Information And Threatening Publishers Over Key Information About The Whistleblower
Facebook is threatening users and censoring key information about Eric Ciaramella who is the alleged whistleblower. Facebook has notified publishers that if they have any posts that contain the whistleblower’s name their page would be unpublished. On Wednesday evening Facebook removed Breitbart News posts reporting on other news organizations that have reported the identity of the alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella. Any Facebook user that clicked on the post received a “this content isn’t available at the moment” message.
Breitbart News reports:
Breitbart did not “out” the alleged whistleblower but did provide additional relevant reporting about him; he is, after all, a public figure, having served on the National Security Council. Moreover, his name has been used in the Mueller report (p283) and Ambassador Bill Taylor’s testimony.
Administrators of Breitbart News’ Facebook page began receiving notifications on Wednesday evening stating that Breitbart’s page is “at risk of being unpublished” but were not given any details as to why, or even which posts were allegedly at issue.
Yesterday afternoon, however, in response to questions from Breitbart, a Facebook spokesman issued the following statement:
Any mention of the potential whistleblower’s name violates our coordinating harm policy, which prohibits content “outing of witness, informant, or activist.” We are removing any and all mentions of the potential whistleblower’s name and will revisit this decision should their name be widely published in the media or used by public figures in debate.
Breitbart News is the 68th most visited site in the US according to Alexa and the 13th most-engaged Facebook publisher in the world.
Here is the list of all those who have published Eric Ciaramella as the alleged “whistleblower.”
Heavy.com, the Washington Examiner, The Federalist, and the Western Journal. Saagar Enjeti, Chief Washington Correspondent for The Hill, also tweeted the alleged whistleblower’s name.
Radio hosts Mark Levin and Glenn Beck, Students for Trump co-chair Ryan Fournier, former Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka, bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza, One America News host Jack Posobiec, and TownHall.com senior columnist Kurt Schlichter
And good on them, we have a 1st Amendment right to free speech!