Digital Media Alliance Asks Facebook to Reconsider its Policy Regarding Journalists and Media Outlets

DigiMAP emphasizes that as per journalistic principles we report on public interest issues. Even if there is banned organization, if its members appear in public space, then commenting or reporting on such characters is a journalist imperative, not personal. Facebook needs to understand this, which it is failing to do. Punishing journalists for their journalistic acts is itself an act of censorship and cannot constitute a part of any legitimate community guidelines. This ends up hurting democracy and helping achieve the very purpose of terrorist groups: to ban free speech and escape accountability.

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