As some of you know, in the last 24 hours, Facebook has decided to start censoring The Weichert Report’s Facebook page. They claim that in the last few weeks, we’ve shared “Fake News” stories (numbering six in total). They have provided details assessing how they came to the conclusion. Facebook has also indicated that they will not allow any recourse to their judgement nor will they allow Facebookers to see our page any longer. It will still be present on their site but it will simply not appear as readily as it once did.
Yet, the six “Fake News” stories that were reposted by me, the editor and founder of this site, were from The Epoch Times, The New York Post, Investor’s Business Daily, iHeart Radio, and Reddit. The last article was shared to highlight what was being said on the internet and, it should be noted, that both MSNBC and CNN routinely go off of information provided to them from Reddit.
Clearly, there is a double-standard at play.
Every article I shared were from major, legitimate sources of news. If there are inaccuracies in their reportage, I would appreciate Facebook sending me a message and letting me know so that I could either take the pieces down from The Weichert Report‘s Facebook page or determine further whether there was something wrong. Yet, this was not done. I was reprimanded as an ignorant child and told that, even if I did delete the pieces in question, my page would remain under quarantine and I, as a professional news provider, would remain under sanction from the corporate slavemasters at Facebook.
Here is a screenshot of Facebook’s pithy little message to me:
This all started in the last 24 hours, and I cannot help but notice that it has been my sharing of articles from The Epoch Times that has most angered our corporate, Leftist overlords at Facebook.
As you know, The Epoch Times is considered to be generally conservative and anti-Chinese Communist Party (associated with the oppressed Falun Gong religious movement in China). All of this started after my recent interview with Gordon G. Chang and John Batchelor on The John Batchelor Show in which I articulated my ongoing national security investigation into whether or not the coronavirus strain currently disrupting the world emanated from a Chinese virology lab.
This publication stands in solidarity with the fantastic reporting of The Epoch Times and will proudly take being punished by the Chinese-manipulated Facebook algorithm.
While I have no proof that this is linked to that, I find it strange that this has all happened within 24 hours of my interview on national radio. I also find it strangely coincidental that this has occurred after a spate of malicious bots began sh*t-posting on my Twitter feed @WeTheBrandon, defending China and its pathetic response to the COVID-19 outbreak (if it was so great, how the heck did this disease get out into the world, pray tell?)
Here is one example of a pathetic Chinese bot spouting off:
Anyway, Facebook will not allow me to contest their ruling or even delete the articles they have problems with. I have been sanctioned and will remain that way indefinitely. This is how totalitarians operate: they pressure you until you break. I’ll not break, though. With your help this publication will persevere.
Toward that end, I am asking for your help. Please help me to continue my incisive journalism into the things that really matter by visiting The Weichert Report’s Patreon page and donating whatever you can to allow me to continue these efforts.
Brandon J. Weichert
Editor & Founder of The Weichert Report