Did Facebook Censor an Anti-Obama Meme?

by Brian

Did Facebook Censor an Anti-Obama Meme? by William Oremus at Slate

A controversial meme taking criticizing President Obama for his response to the Benghazi debacle went viral on Facebook this week. The meme was taken down and the creator’s account was suspended. Facebook has since apologized for the incident citing human error. Some find this explanation ridiculous when considering the elaborate steps taken to censor the meme and the creator’s account. Others find the explanation of human error plausible due to the sheer number of complaints Facebook receives each week. More important than the reason for the meme’s censoring, this issue highlights the debate over the rights of private companies to censor speech.