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    'Facebook Suppressed My Piece' on Clinton Email Leaks, 'CIA Lie' - Ex Ambassador

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    A blog by former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray comprehensively debunking CIA claims of Russian interference in the US Presidential election was actively suppressed by Facebook after its publication, the author has told Sputnik.

    On December 11, Murray posted the article, entitled 'The CIA's Absence of Conviction.' It was quickly shared by several hundred Facebook users — but 12 hours later, the post had received a mere 22 visits via the social networking site.

    The former ambassador then published another article, calling out Facebook's clampdown. Within hours, visitors from Facebook skyrocketed. 

    "There's no doubt Facebook suppressed my piece. Evidently, someone at the site saw I'd realized what was going on and flicked a proverbial switch, because not long after my supplementary post, visits from Facebook exploded. Overall, the article's been viewed around 150,000 times now, with half of that traffic flowing from Facebook."

    The suppressed article set out to counter allegations of Russian hacker involvement in the Podesta and DNC email leaks. Murray said he was "incredulous" at how the CIA's "unsubstantiated" "blatant lie" had grown as a media story.

    "A little logic demolishes the CIA's claims. They claim to "know the individuals" involved. Yet under Obama the USA has been absolutely ruthless in its persecution of whistleblowers and its pursuit of foreign hackers through extradition. We are supposed to believe that in the most vital instance imaginable, an attempt by a foreign power to destabilize a US election, nobody is going to be arrested or extradited, or made subject to banking and other restrictions — even though the CIA knows who the individuals are?"

    Beyond logic, Murray told Sputnik with certainty the source of the emails was an "insider leak", from "someone with legal access" to the emails — he's certain, as he's met one of the leakers in question. They are "certainly not Russian," he added. 

    "The worst thing about all this is it is aimed at promoting further conflict with Russia. This puts everyone in danger for the sake of more profits for the arms and security industries — and of course bigger budgets for the CIA."


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    • sophm0e38
      I dislike Facebook most intensely.
    • Anton KOMAROV
      So the little Hitler in control of Facebook has made his position clear.Time for him and Israel to be seen for the neocons they really are.For too long the Israelis have played on guilt.What about Shatilla?Time to face the music and let the Palestinians live.
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      Darrell R
      This is a perfect example of censorship being used to protect MSM propaganda. They are leaks, that is why they call it Wiki Leaks, that is what they deal in. The CIA doesn't point and specific person or entity in hey just say Russian hackers.

      I am sure glad that face book got called out on this act of censorship. Everyone needs to do this and let Facebook know, they can't get away with this attack on our rights without a fight. Someone needs to come out with Freedombook, and advertise it as a censorship free alternative to Facebook. Just transfer your account over to there and be done with Facebook if they don't stop it. Or maybe a civil rights lawsuit.
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      I have been blocked once by Facebook too when I shared publicly an article about the defence spending and black budgets of the Pentagon in US... That's Facebook BigBrother Policing ...
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    • itchyvet .
      WOW, so the posters on here seem to be under the impression that Facebook would not collude with the Government or the MSM ??????????? LOL, how infantile is that ???
      I took it as a given from day one, Facebook is just another means of spying on foolish people who are stupid enough to give information about themselves away freely for others to make a profit upon.
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