Midnight In The Desert — censorship

Facebook Bans Image of Jesus for ‘Excessively Violent Content’

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Facebook Bans Image of Jesus for ‘Excessively Violent Content’

On Good Friday, the Franciscan University of Steubenville tried to publish a series of Facebook advertisements for an online program in theology, catechetics, and evangelization. The copy for one of the ads included an image of the San Damiano cross, a medieval icon depicting Christ crucified, which is associated with the Franciscan order, which runs the college. According to the university’s web communications director, Tom Crowe, Facebook rejected the ad, stating: “Your image, video thumbnail or video can’t contain shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content.” The original 12th-century San Damiano cross, located at the Basilica of St. Clare in Assisi,...

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The Internet and Censorship

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The Internet and Censorship

In 2012, the BBC said: “About 70 countries throughout the world such as China and Iran have been known to use filters to cut their people off from the global web. Foreign news media, websites of political opponents, and pages flagging up human rights abuses are routinely blocked. Social media sites which allow groups to organize themselves online are also targeted and sometimes simply disconnected, as happened during the revolutions in Libya and Egypt.” In what we might term a theoretical New World Order-driven society, it is all but certain that numerous websites, blogs and social media outlets that are...

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