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It appears that Facebook has censored a post by the Navy Seals merely because it was critical of President Obama.

Free speech for me but not for thee: It appears that Facebook has censored a post by the Navy Seals merely because it was critical of President Obama.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • I looked up the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Although the the article doesn’t say specifically why Facebook took down the content, they may have done so under Section 3, #6, which states:

    “You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.”

    And Section 5, #2:

    “We can remove any content or information you post on Facebook if we believe that it violates this Statement or our policies”

    President Obama does have a Facebook page, making him a user. Facebook has a legally defensible case for what they did, though perhaps not a morally defensible one.

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