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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
MRC Whines That Falsehood-Filled Far-Right Conspiracy Site Is Being 'Censored'
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center's Alexander Hall wrote in a Dec. 8 post:

Censoring the New York Post’s Biden bombshell was just the beginning. Now National File's Editor-in-Chief said Facebook is censoring its outlet.

National File said that Facebook has used a treacherous new tactic to censor him and his outlet. Rather than simply censoring National File, Pappert stated that Facebook has removed him, the page’s administrator, preventing him from being able to manage the page. “Facebook demoted me to a moderator of the National File Facebook page,” Pappert tweeted Dec 2. He later added that Facebook “removed me as the owner of the Flyover Media LLC business account that owns National File.” Pappert summarized: “Facebook has locked a news outlet out of its own Facebook page with no recourse.”

“These two moves combined effectively ban the National File Facebook page without our readers even knowing what happened,” Pappert explained in an email. He surmised that, now, users may get the false impression that “we simply stopped using Facebook,” or that “we've stopped publishing entirely, despite the fact that we have broken critical stories relating to the Arizona and Georgia presidential election.”

What Hall didn't tell you: National File is a right-wing conspiracy site. Midia Bias/Fact Check lists the website as pushing "tin foil hat" levels of conspiracies and pseudoscience. It's curently being sued by Arizona Sen.-elect Mark Kelly after it published photos it falsely claimed were of Kelly dressed in a Hitler costume.

In other woreds: There are good reasons Facebook is "censoring" the National File -- it's an operation that publishes lies, lacks credibility and shouldn't be taken seriously by anyone. But Hall wants you to think it's a mainstream conservcarive website being unfairly punished by "big tech."

Because the MRC's conservative victimization narrative must be maintained even as it proves increasingly false, Hall and his fellow anti-"big tech" writers will continue to push it, no matter how extreme the supposed victims are and how much they actually deserve to be "censored."

Posted by Terry K. at 10:38 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:53 AM EST

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