Facebook reverses ZeroHedge ban after conservative outcry

As Facebook continues to try and police content while the entire world watches, the platform has found itself in a thanklesssituation (do in very large part to its own ineptitude), where every decision to ban or leave up content will be subjected to widespread criticism.

Earlier this week, it took down ads from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticizing Facebook, before restoring them with an apology. Now, it’s under fire for banning finance site ZeroHedge, a decision it blamed on “spam” detection.

Users found that when they tried to share posts by Zero Hedge, they received an error message.

The blog is primarily about financial markets and trading, but also covers politics and is popular among the right.

Just this week, President Donald Trump retweeted a post by his son linking to Zero Hedgedismissing Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election.

The Facebook ban brought out the usual outcry against the tech giant.

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