Facebook Shuts Down Danish News Outlet Critical of EU, Mass Migration
Ahead of Danish elections, Facebook “has banned a Danish news outlet critical of the EU, immigration and mainstream media two times in a single day.”
Many Europeans have been brought to chaos due to Muslim migration and the unwillingness of many Muslim migrants to assimilate. Frustration in the face of reckless immigration policies has given rise to the populist movement, so now Facebook has decided to up the ante in its interference with the Danish political process.
Social media expert Johan Farkas of Malmö University called the measure “extraordinary”. “It is highly unusual that Facebook throws out a Danish media. As far as I know, this is a first”, Farkas said.
“Facebook Pulls Plug on Anti-Immigration News Site Ahead of Danish Elections,” Sputnik News, April 12, 2019:
The social media giant has banned a Danish news outlet critical of the EU, immigration and mainstream media two times in a single day. The blackout occurred after a state broadcaster blew the whistle ahead of looming general elections.
The Danish alternative news outlet 24Nyt has had its Facebook page with over 34,000 followers closed. State-owned Danish Radio (DR) has acknowledged its role in the shutdown.
According to 24Nyt, Facebook announced that its page “doesn’t follow Facebook’s policy”, which is the standard message for users and organisations who have their profiles switched off. “It is known that people and media critical of immigration are exposed to Facebook’s censorship”, 24Nyt suggested.
The same day, 24Nyt started a new Facebook page that was also subsequently shut down.
Later, state-run Danish Radio acknowledged its part in the shutdown of their independent competitor.
A week ago, DR contacted Facebook and presented a dossier of 24Nyt’s actions on their platform, triggering an investigation. Facebook later confirmed that 24Nyt’s page had been closed with info from that exact investigation, but without disclosing the reason.
Danish Radio described 24Nyt as a page “that urged to fight against established media and left-wing bias”. Danish Radio also admitted that over the past two years, 24Nyt had had a “significant impact” on Facebook, which is now “over”.
Social media expert Johan Farkas of Malmö University called the measure “extraordinary”.
“It is highly unusual that Facebook throws out a Danish media. As far as I know, this is a first”, Farkas said.
24Nyt was banned from Facebook only weeks or months before the Danish election, which is to be held no later than June this year…..