Facebook not blocking WikiLeaks groups

Facebook says it will not ban a group promoting the cause of the WikiLeaks website.

The world’s most influential social network said the whistleblowing organisation hadn’t uploaded any content violating Facebook policies.

Amazon Web Services and PayPal have already blocked the website from their services, but the WikiLeaks fan page – which has accumulated nearly a million ‘likes’ – will remain on Facebook unless content that violates the network’s terms and conditions is uploaded.

(Source: CNet)

This article appears in issue 264 of Media Digest.

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