The social media platform LinkedIn has censored a Must Read Alaska story about the Downtown Hope Center’s lawsuit against the Municipality of Anchorage. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, seeks to protect abused women in the shelter from having to sleep on the floor alongside biological males, and the report about the lawsuit was a factual telling of the situation.
The pattern of Big Tech deleting stories that its censors is occurring across many of the now-traditional platforms — LinkedIn, Facebook, and even Twitter. Earlier this year, YouTube took down content from the Must Read Alaska page on that site. The removed content was footage of public testimony at the Anchorage Assembly meeting when people testified on the record in the Assembly Chambers about the unwelcome Covid-19 policies’ effects on their lives.
News sites such as Must Read Alaska have branched out; our stories also are posted on MeWe.com and other sites that value free speech.
LinkedIn said the story about the lawsuit goes against its community standards, which include: Be Safe, Be Trustworthy, Be Professional.
This is the first known case of MRAK content being actually censored.
Earlier this week, Facebook warned users about extremist content, in reference to Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson’s Event post for the inaugural block party on the Delaney Park Strip.
Among the rules posted by LinkedIn for its content are:
“Do not share false or misleading content: Do not share content in a way that you know is, or think may be, misleading or inaccurate, including misinformation or disinformation. Do not share content to interfere with or improperly influence an election or another civic process. We may prevent you from posting content from sites that are known to produce or contain misinformation. Do not share content that directly contradicts guidance from leading global health organizations and public health authorities. Do not post content that denies a well-documented historical event such as the Holocaust or slavery. Do not share false content or information, including news stories, that present untrue facts or events as though they are true or likely true. Do not post “deepfake” images or videos of others or otherwise post content that has been manipulated to deceive. Do not share content or endorse someone or something in exchange for personal benefit (including personal or family relationships, monetary payment, free products or services, or other value), unless you have included a clear and conspicuous notice of the personal benefit you receive and have otherwise complied with our Advertising Policies.”