Facebook and YouTube move to block spread of supposed whistleblower’s name

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is removing content that potentially names the anonymous whistleblower who sparked a presidential impeachment inquiry, saying it violates rules against “coordinating harm” on the platform. The decision follows an earlier choice to remove ads featuring the name — which Republican political figures, including Donald Trump, Jr., have publicized on Twitter. BuzzFeed reported attempts to spread the alleged whistleblower’s name earlier this week, confirming that Facebook would remove ads targeting them. BuzzFeed noted that the person, a former Obama administration staffer and current CIA officer, has been a target for conservative commentators since 2017. But recent articles by the conservative sites Real Clear Investigations and... Continue reading…

US law student takes Facebook to court for 'censoring' name of alleged Ukrainian Trump whistleblower

The posts, by Connecticut, U.S, law student Cameron Atkinson, were purposefully intended to test Facebook's censorship of the whistleblower's identity. Named by conservative news outlets.

Wed 13 Nov 19 from Daily Mail

Facebook reportedly bans mentions of White House whistleblower's name - CNET

The social media giant is removing any posts naming names, reports say.

Fri 8 Nov 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Facebook and YouTube say they are removing content mentioning potential whistleblower's name

Facebook and YouTube said Friday that they were removing content that mentioned the potential name of the whistleblower whose complaint sparked an impeachment probe into President Trump. ...

Fri 8 Nov 19 from CNN

Facebook bans naming alleged Trump impeachment whistleblower

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is removing content that potentially names the anonymous whistleblower who sparked a presidential impeachment inquiry, saying it ...

Fri 8 Nov 19 from The Verge

The internet thought it found the Trump whistleblower's picture. The internet was wrong

Right-wing social media accounts have been widely sharing two photographs that they claim show the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and prove ...

Fri 8 Nov 19 from CNN

Facebook bars content claiming to name Trump impeachment whistleblower

Facebook Inc. is taking down any content that claims to name the anonymous whistleblower who ignited an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, the social network said on Friday. ...

Fri 8 Nov 19 from Reuters Technology

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