- Facebook apologised to a right-wing non-profit group after it blocked some of its videos, making them invisible to its followers.
- Facebook said the removal of the videos was a mistake, and they have been restored.
- PragerU seems unconvinced, claiming the removal was an act of deliberate censorship.
Facebook has apologised to American conservative non-profit group PragerU after it blocked some of its videos.
PragerU (Prager University) was founded by talk host Dennis Prager in 2009, and publishes five-minute videos containing short lectures on topics such as economics and constitutional law. It currently has more than three million followers on Facebook.
In a press release published on its website on Friday, PragerU said its last nine posts had been made invisible, something which PragerU executive Craig Strazzeri said should “deeply concern every single American.”
Facebook apologised to PragerU. A spokeswoman told Business Insider: “The videos in question were mistakenly removed. While we continue to research what caused this error, we have restored the content because it does not break our Community Standards and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
PragerU was not convinced by Facebook’s apology. It called its actions “deliberate censorship of conservative ideas.”
PragerU has previously accused Google of left-wing bias for censoring its videos on YouTube, and even brought a court case against the tech giant. However, the judge dismissed the case as Google and Youtube do not qualify as “state-actors.”
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