Facebook’s crackdown on what it considers Covid ‘misinformation’ has sparked freedom of speech fears.
The ban includes claims that Covid was man-made and a vaccine misinformation clampdown.
Mark Johnson, Legal and Policy Officer at Big Brother Watch said:
‘Facebook’s increasing censorship of COVID-19 related content online is not only damaging to free speech but is eroding public trust at a time when it is more important than ever,’ Mr Johnson said.
‘Tech giants like Facebook are increasingly being leant on by our Government to censor lawful speech. This is a slippery slope. The right to free speech has never been limited to the consensus of authorities. Even during a global pandemic, freedom of speech must be protected.’