Friday, July 16, 2010

Facebook has sensationally started banning Facebook page’s containing the famous Gadsden Flag  images, a customer services representative admitted that all material containing images of the famous flag was being deleted by the social networking giant.

If Facebook has embarked on a policy of banning political expression and images it deems offensive then the company should be more open about the fact. While Facebook didn’t consider it necessary to delete a fan page dedicated to the British murderer Raoul Moat, it is now purging all material related to the Tea Party movement, states’ rights and the Gadsden flag, which is a symbol of resistance against tyranny and was originally used by the United States Marine Corps.

The move to ban Tea Party-related material is just one example of the wider move to censor the Internet as part of the cybersecurity agenda.

During an appearance on CNN last month, Senator Joe Lieberman, the sponsor of a bill that would give President Obama the power to shut down parts of the Internet, admitted that cybersecurity was all about seizing the same policing power over the world wide web employed by the Communist Chinese government.