After huge solidarity campaign, teleSUR English Facebook page restored

teleSUR English's page was removed from Facebook for the second time this year without any specific reason being provided.   Photo: teleSUR

Caracas, August 16 (RHC)-- According to reports from Caracas, teleSUR English Facebook page has now been republished on the social media website after it was taken down without any reason given.  Authorities with teleSUR say they have yet to receive an explanation from Facebook on why the page was taken down and remains in contact with company employees to further understand the motive behind such a move. 

Over the past few days, teleSUR's followers and supporters expressed their solidarity through tweets and posts on Facebook and Twitter and other social media websites in favor of restoring the page and expressing fears over Facebook's control of online content and possible censorship of outlets with alternative narratives to that of mainstream media in the U.S. and the West. 

Several news outlets have also reported on the incident such as RT, Democracy Now! as well as other progressive media outlets around the world, who also expressed concern over Facebook's possible censorship of content.   In recent weeks, Facebook has taken down the pages of Venezuelanalysis.com, which was restored within hours of being removed last week, and Haiti Analysis page, which has yet to be restored. The two provide alternative left-leaning perspective about affairs in those countries. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino



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