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Monsanto and Facebook, is there a Secret Connection?
Facebook has been accused many times being a front for free speech as it has censored, what it considers, controversial subject matter. I, myself, have been on that end, with my account suspended for sharing a picture Facebook said was inappropriate.
However this year they came under heavy criticism for pulling photos from a March against Monsanto rally. These photos were nothing more than children holding signs in the march, but somehow Facebook has said that these photos were “abusive”. What’s that? Children holding signs that said “Organic Food It’s My Medicine – Label GMOs – Say NO to GMO.”
This is abuse? If so, why didn’t Facebook report this mother to the police? This is insane.
What is the connection?
No, there must be much more going on here than some simple photographs. Perhaps it’s not the messengers, but the message itself. You really must wonder if Facebook and Monsanto have some sort of ties, with Monsanto pulling the strings. This really sounds as if Monsanto is the one who didn’t like the photo’s so they demanded that Facebook pull them, and they did. If there is a connection between the two, what could it be? Did Monsanto threaten Facebook with some sort of lawsuit?
The Mothers Interview
In a telephone interview the mother of the children, Andrea Lalama, stated that her own research into the causes of autism (both her sons have autism) has led her to believe that GMOs and vaccines are responsible. Andrea finds it amusing that Facebooks refusal to post the pictures has led to more awareness of the photos and the dangers of GMO than she could have ever believed was possible.
SEE ALSO: How to Avoid GMO at Grocery Stores
What is Monsanto Afraid of?
Large corporations, such as Monsanto, have a history of hiding their dirty laundry in the back pages of newspapers, or censoring grass roots organizations from ever being heard. It always leaves one to wonder, if there is no truth to the allegations that these smaller groups are spouting about, then what is there to fear? You would think that Monsanto would love to refute these “false” claims where the entire world could hear and read about them. If there was no truth to these statements, why is Monsanto trying to censor them?
Facebook Threats and Account Suspensions
Facebook also suspended the accounts of the Natural News after they posted a quote from Gandhi which reads: “Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”
Facebook censored this post and suspended their account with a warning that one more violation of their community guidelines would result in the Natural News account being suspended permanently. Again, this begs the question, why? What is Facebook afraid of? History? Ghandi? Historical quotes? Doesn’t Facebook believe in the first amendment?
Monsanto and the Main Stream Media
What has happened to mainstream media that they allow complete propaganda from oil companies and allow Monsanto to avoid all scrutiny yet refuse to allow any other dissenting voice to be heard? What has happened to free speech? For example, Monsanto successfully convinced voters in California that their food would be more expensive if it had to be labeled as GMO. This is a lie that no one was allowed to dispute in public. For Monsanto to say that they would pass on the costs of a label, but not to say that all their advertisements to keep that law from passing is a huge red herring.
This tactic may work for a while but, eventually, in today’s world, too many people will hear about Facebook censoring tactics and, one way or another, the general people will learn the truth about Monsanto. Perhaps someday we will even learn the truth about the real connection between Monsanto and Facebook.