Electronic Frontier Foundation, a leading nonprofit organisation defending civil liberties in the digital world, recently released its annual report that implicated Facebook and some other Hi-tech companies.
Report reveals that Facebook is censoring users’ content
The company is hiding all the ways that it blocks access in the United States, on behalf of law enforcement.
The report titled: “Who Has Your Back?” reveals that “the company is hiding all the ways that it blocks access in the United States, on behalf of law enforcement.”
It also added that Facebook has pulled down accounts of some Prisoners, under the guise of a legal requests from prisons that want to block inmates from looking at Facebook.
According to Dave Maass, an Electronic Frontier Foundation spokesperson, 'We know for a fact that Facebook processed 74 requests for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation alone in 2014. Between California and the state of South Carolina, we also know Facebook processed more than 700 takedown requests over the last four years. We could file public records requests in all 50 states to learn more, but since Facebook’s system allowed prisons to file these requests without creating a paper trail, only Facebook knows how many requests it has complied with nationwide. We believe it may reach into thousands.'
He also said 'Facebook is somewhat unique when it comes to prisoner takedown requests. Based on information we have received through public records requests filed in several states, inmates are more often caught using Facebook than any other service. But this isn’t just about prisoner accounts. The fact that Facebook has not been reporting these takedown requests races larger questions about what other kinds of censorship Facebook has been hiding.'
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