Sunday, May 31, 2020

Facebook relents on my posting this cartoon

After twice censoring a Boston Globe cartoon as containing false information on COVID-19, Facebook relented:
"Your post is back on Facebook
Today at 2:11 AM
We're sorry we got this wrong. We reviewed your post again and it does follow our Community Standards."

Don't do it again, Mr. Zuckerberg!

I'm sorry Facebook doesn't understand an editorial cartoon, abusing artificial intelligence to interfere with political debate.   Facebook is mucked up.  It is a monopoly in need of antitrust enforcement. 

This is a presidential election year.  Sit up straight. 

This is the Facebook ukase, since vacated:

Your post goes against our Community Standards on misinformation that could cause physical harm

No one else can see your post.
We encourage free expression, but don’t allow false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm.

This is the political cartoon in quo:


We are still separate and unequal


Christopher Weyant is a cartoonist and illustrator. Follow him at @ChristophWeyant. You can see his work at

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