On Monday, Project Veritas leaked several internal documents from Facebook whistleblowers that detail the platform’s efforts to track and censor individuals who express concerns over the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the whistleblowers, “they’re trying to control this content before it even makes it onto your page, before you even see it.”
To do that, Facebook uses a tier system to rank how comments should be censored or shadowbanned, and it’s all based on how much a user expresses caution against or asks questions about the COVID-19 vaccination.
Project Veritas reports that “Tier 2, for instance, represents “Indirect Discouragement” of getting vaccinated. User comments such as these would be ‘suppressed.’”
And the facts are irrelevant to the censorship. Whistleblowers explained that the comments can be flagged simply because “it doesn’t match the narrative.”
“The narrative being, get the vaccine, the vaccine is good for you. Everyone should get it. And if you don’t, you will be singled out.”
Facebook released a broad statement in response that refused to address the actual issue with censorship.
But they’re going to have to respond directly if Project Veritas has anything to say about it.
Founder James O’Keefe told the media on Monday “I really wonder how Mark Zuckerberg will be able to defend this. His own employees are coming to Project Veritas because they can’t stand the wrongdoing they are witnessing at their workplace.”
Facebook insiders who leaked the information to O’Keefe’s group said “If I lose my job, it’s like, what do I do? But that’s less of a concern to me.”
“I have to do something.”