Tibet Being Censored By Facebook

Not content with denying Tibetan users of Facebook the freedom of choice to select on their profile, Lhasa, Tibet as their hometown the social forum colossus now it seems is censoring a  page dedicated to providing news and information on China’s tyranny in Tibet.

The Dossier Tibet page has been locked, denying people a respected and important source of bulletins on the situation in occupied Tibet. An action which no doubt receives the applause of China’s regime.

This latest action by Facebook seriously erodes any credibility it has concerning its commitment to freedom of expression and human rights, by expunging Dossier Tibet, a portal that stands for justice, freedom and democratic principles; and in forcing Tibetan users to describe themselves as coming from ‘China’  it is essentially endorsing censorship and allying itself with the oppressor.

We hope you may choose to add your voice to the call for Facebook to end its censorship of Tibet and to unlock Dossier Tibet.  Sign The PETITION

3 thoughts on “Tibet Being Censored By Facebook

  1. Les says:

    I DON’T WANT TO SEE PEOPLE BURNING THEMSELVES EITHER BUT I USE MY FREE WILL TO DECIDE WHAT OR HOW MUCH I SEE, THAT IS FREEDOM IN ACTION . STOPPING USERS SEEING THIS PAGE IS GOING WAY OVER THE TOP. PERHAPS A COMPROMISE WHERE THESE PHOTOS ARE NOT ON THE MAIN PAGE AND ARE IN A FILE …..?

    • Les, thanks for your comments, as you rightly suggest it is up to the individual, however distressing such images maybe, it is not for Facebook to serve as a censor. The sacrifices of these Tibetans are made as a political act in support of Tibetan national identity and Tibet’s independence, by banning reports and images of these actions Facebook is allying itself with China’s regime.

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