The massive shutdown affected many progressive sites devoted to covering war, police brutality, and other issues neglected by the corporate media
We warned that getting your internet companies to start censoring what you believe to be “fake news” could have unintended consequenses. Well, it’s happening, all forms of independent media are getting blocked now by Facebook and Twitter. Internet companies should not be in the business of censoring their users because the end result will ultimately be that only main-stream media will be allowed to exist, and that’s not good for democracy.
Source: Facebook Accused of ‘Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent’ After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge