Social media giant suppresses spread of information on damning legislation
Adan Salazar & Anthony Gucciardi
Facebook is actively censoring shares of an article regarding a federal bill aiming to ban GMO food labeling.
Multiple users of the social media platform are finding themselves unable to share an article entitled, “This New Bill Could Ban GMO Labeling For Good,” which discusses H.R. 1599 – a bill known as the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015.”
Instead of allowing immediate shares, Facebook prompts users with an error that reads, “This message contains content that has been blocked by our security systems,” according to a screen capture provided by author Anthony Gucciardi.
Other users are required to answer “security check” questions in order to share the article after a message prompt reads, “It looks like a link that you’re sharing might be unsafe.”
The official March Against Monsanto Facebook page is also filled with comments from people who say they were initially prevented from sharing the story.
Infowars.com mirrored the article, and was also prevented from sharing it on their Facebook page.
The apparently-controversial report, posted yesterday to NaturalSociety.com, breaks down how the bill, sponsored by Monsanto supporter Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), “could soon ban all mandatory GMO labeling in the US.”
“More precisely, it has been dubbed to be the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ on steroids,‘” Gucciardi states in the article, describing how the bill “was drafted up by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and pushed on us by all the usual suspects. All the ones who are afraid of you actually knowing what’s in your food.”
According to Gucciardi, Facebook’s efforts to prevent the spread of information represents a sinister suppression of ideas, and only serves to magnify the importance of the article.
“We’ve seen thousands of reports regarding the censorship of content by Facebook and others regarding the TPP, Monsanto, and similar topics,” says Gucciardi.
“The bottom line here is that this article is being blocked across numerous platforms under the guise of a ‘security’ threat, when we know full well that these sites are perfectly safe.
“This content blocking only further acts to highlight the powerful message behind the secretive bill being put forth by congress to ban GMO labeling and dismantle the opposition against Monsanto.”
Watch: Anthony Gucciardi discusses Facebook’s censorship with Alex Jones live on the Friday, July 17 edition of Infowars Live.