Leftists have discovered a Facebook content moderation policy. They disagree with a longtime restriction on using the site to peddle illegal prescription medications. This is after ignoring (or even praising) six years of political suppression and election intervention.
A federal offense is the unlicensed selling of prescription medication. The media hasn’t raised an issue with it until now, but Twitter and Facebook have regulations prohibiting it.
What has changed is that the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal nationwide, has been overturned by the US Supreme Court.
Following the Court’s decision, people flooded Facebook with messages promoting abortion pills, offering to send them to other users, or providing instructions on how to get them.
Because abortion medicines must be obtained by prescription, Facebook started removing the postings following its policy, which immediately sparked public criticism.
According to an NBC News writer, it is astounding that Facebook and Instagram are making it difficult for women to get information about and access these treatments when they are most in need of it.
A number of leftist and mainstream media outlets who have spent years either ignoring Facebook’s political censorship, glorifying it, or calling for more of it have now covered the “news.”
Many publications have reported the subject, including Vice, the Guardian, The Verge, CBS, and The Daily Beast, as though a social network forbidding the unlawful selling of prescription drugs qualifies as a big event.
Progressives were given an explanation of the company’s policy in a message on Twitter by Facebook’s (now-defunct Meta) Policy Communications Director Andy Stone, who assured them that some enforcement proceedings would be dropped.
According to Stone, pharmaceuticals cannot be purchased, sold, traded, given away, requested, or donated. Content that addresses the cost and availability of prescription drugs is permitted. We are rectifying several instances of improper enforcement that we have found.
Stone also shared a previous Facebook statement to reassure detractors of the company’s dedication to the progressive cause.
He also retweeted a tweet that said, “We intend to offer travel expense reimbursements, to the extent permitted by law, for employees who will need them to access out-of-state health care and reproductive services.”