Opinion by Dr. Rima
Rima E. Laibow, MD, Medical Director, Natural Solutions Foundation, January 22, 2021
Censorship by Big Tech is a huge and very, very real problem for our rights and freedoms. Political opinion, medical fact, social commentary all are under attack as We, the People, struggle to keep our balance and our voices.
John Brennan, former CIA Director, said on inauguration day two days ago that “law enforcement, homeland security, intelligence, and even the defense officials are doing everything possible to root out what seems to be a very very serious and insidious threat to our democracy and our republic.” He stated that this threat “brings together an unholy alliance of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians.” 
Apparently, the ever compliant Facebook freedom bots are on the job protecting freedom and keeping us safe. We can sleep easier tonight!
I avoid Social Media. I do not like being surveilled and having my data commercialized and criminalized. I do not like having our views on vaccine dangers and official-ocracy stupidity (like masking) stifled. I do not like the fact that Counsel Ralph was de-platformed by FB along with Natural Solutions Foundation.
But the best way to notify Valley Vet that the expensive (and important to my dog’s health) doggie treadmill that I had purchased a few months ago is not working seemed to be to post a request for help on FB. I succumbed and attempted to post my request.
You can see the result in red.
But when I tried to post my question on FB as to how this post could possibly violate their community standards, the response was to reject the query noting “Something has gone wrong”
Oh, yes. Something has gone horribly, terribly, terrifyingly wrong with our society.
And this algorithmic chilling of communication is very much a part of what has gone wrong.
What are we going to do about it? I, for one, will not go back to Facebook again. While I cannot say that there is nothing that could compel me to do so, I cannot imagine submitting to the AI whims of a system this oppressive and opague.