'Users complained that Facebook blocked their attempts to share stories published by popular anti-establishment blog Zero Hedge, citing the violation of community standards, ‘abusive’ content, and ‘errors’ among the reasons.
“Over the weekend, we were surprised to learn that some readers were prevented by Facebook when attempting to share Zero Hedge articles,” the publication wrote on Monday, calling the practice an “arbitrary act of censorship.”
Facebook Bans Zero Hedge https://t.co/7ArttiQaox
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 11, 2019
According to the blog, “virtually every attempt to share or merely mention an article, including in private messages, would be actively blocked” by Facebook with the explanation that the content breached the social network's community standards.
Some users on social media reported experiencing problems while trying to share Zero Hedge’s stories on Facebook.
I can confirm. That really sucks.
These guys are really making a case for a decentralized social network nobody and everybody owns. Social network standard protocols are necessary to make this happen. pic.twitter.com/m4fQYmPwg8
— gubatron (@gubatron) March 11, 2019
Read more: Violation of what? Users puzzled by Facebook’s ban on sharing Zero Hedge links