By Isabel van Brugen

A Facebook whistleblower has leaked documents that appear to expose the tech giant’s plans to censor content that show COVID-19 “vaccine hesitancy.”

Whistleblower Morgan Kahmann, a former data center technician for Facebook, revealed his identity in an interview on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after first coming forward to the investigative journalism non-profit Project Veritas with the internal documents.

He says the company’s documents detail a plan to curb “vaccine hesitancy” on a global scale.

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Kahmann, who says he has since been suspended by the company for coming forward, told Carlson on Thursday night that content that the company deems to show hesitancy toward COVID-19 vaccines are flagged by its algorithms and assigned a “score” to determine whether it should be removed.

“Anything that questions the vaccine or the narrative regarding the vaccine, which is, you know, everyone should get the vaccine and the vaccine is good and you’re not going to get many bad side effects, anything outside of that realm is basically considered under ‘vaccine hesitancy’ by Facebook’s algorithms,” Kahmann said.

“They’re afraid of what people might conclude if they see that other people are having negative side effects. They think that this is going to drive up vaccine hesitancy among the population and they see that as something that they have to combat.”

Kahmann said that he decided to come forward because he “wouldn’t be able to live with myself” after seeing the documents that outline what appears to be a censorship campaign by Facebook.

“My moral compass says that is not the right thing to do because basically, the users at Facebook are not aware that this is going on, and if you’re using Facebook or a social platform and they’re censoring the content of your comments unbeknownst to you, I think that’s highly immoral,” he said.

“I believe that any consequences that are bestowed onto me by Facebook as a result of this leak and these documents that I leaked to Project Veritas—I think that all of these consequences don’t really weigh much when it comes to having to live with myself,” Kahmann said. “I saw these documents and I had the opportunity to, you know, show the public this and what’s going on behind the scenes.”

In explaining Facebook’s flagging system in greater detail earlier, the suspended Facebook employee told Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe that comments are given a “Vaccine Hesitancy Score” by an algorithm.

“Facebook uses classifiers in their algorithms to determine certain content … they call it ‘vaccine hesitancy.’ And without the user’s knowledge, they assign a score to these comments that’s called the ‘VH Score,’ the ‘Vaccine Hesitancy Score,’” Kahmann told O’Keefe. “And then, based on that score, will demote or leave the comment alone depending on the content within the comment.”

He said during his interview with Carlson that he was “suddenly” told to stop working, had his company belongings and access badge taken from him, and was taken to his car. He was told that the company would schedule an “investigatory meeting” at some point in the future but said that meeting has since been “canceled.”

Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by The Epoch Times.

Published @ The Epoch Times

Editors Note: In a video shared on Friday, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe is seen crashing a virtual meeting Kahmann was having with his employer, who had informed him that the company would be “terminating” him “effective immediately.”

“I have to ask you why are you taking action against Morgan for publicizing these vaccine documents?” O’Keefe asked. 

Kahmann has since launched a GiveSendGo campaign which has raised over $300,000.

The bottom line is, Facebook and Twitter are nothing more than media outlets for the Democrat Party who want the United States to look just like Venezuela. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act grants total immunity to social media for any content they carry. In this case, Section 230 must be totally eliminated because the social media have grown way too powerful and uncontrolled. That must change, and these internal documents prove that Facebook actively anticipates and edits expected future content based on political ideology, and thus are publishers and must be subject to libel and antitrust law.

Contact your Congressman today and DEMAND Section 230 either be repealed of no longer afforded to Facebook or Twitter. Not sure how to do that? Use this handy dandy link to find your representatives contact information

Also contact Facebook via phone at (650) 308-7300 or (650) 543-4800, or by mail to 1601 Willow Road Menlo Park, CA 94025, and demand that Facebook not permit anti-conservative censorship on its platform. Really become a pain in their ass!


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