Facebook Refuses To Block WikiLeaks, Swears By Content Standard

Facebook is undoubtedly as good as a large country and any decision it takes, directly affects a section of the world population. Therefore, when the world governments are despising the WikiLeaks, Facebook decides to stand up against this and takes a neutral position saying,

The WikiLeaks Facebook Page does not violate our content standards nor have we encountered any material posted on the page that violates our policies.

Yes. That is correct. As you all know by now, “our content standards” is as mysterious as the coca-cola formula because, Facebook just goes ahead and bans anything it feels is a threat or is feeding off Facebook’s success. Apparently, WikiLeaks is not much of a threat according to Facebook, so they will not follow the footsteps of Amazon.

This serves as the best diplomatic answer and as we can see, Facebook has refused an immediate ban, though it is keeping open its window of opportunity for a future possibility.

While on one hand, some journalists appreciate the free speech that Assange enjoys, other people want him arrested and brand WikiLeaks as a terrorist organization. With 1 million followers on Facebook, that sure makes WikiLeaks one of the largest terrorist organizations in this world.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.