This is not the first time Facebook has censored content about Bitcoin.
In early 2018 the company decided to change its policies to expressly prohibit any advertisement that promotes cryptomoedas.
Facebook is censoring posts that have the hashtag #Bitcoin. According to a Crypto Potato report, videos, photos and even messages are being omitted from the social network, preventing people from seeing any information related to cryptomeda.
Although the hashtag is being censored on Facebook, the results by Crypto Investor without the hashtag are normal and were not censored by the social media giant.
When searching the hashtag, users in different parts of the world are seeing a censorship screen in which Facebook says the posts are „temporarily hidden“ to keep the community safe, according to their policies.
The censorship screen was reported by several users on Twitter, but at the time of writing, when we searched Facebook here in Brasill, the posts about bitcoin appeared normally.
„Be careful with #Bitcoin“
As Crypto Potato found out, Bitcoin seems to be the most dangerous cryptomeda in the social network ecosystem, this is because Facebook is allowing content related to other cryptomoedas, such as #Ethereum, #Cardano, #ethereumclassic and others. In addition, other more insecure currencies, such as the famous #onecoin #hex and #auricoin are still on the social network.
Some other hashtags that Facebook did not censor include: #Drugs, #guns, #Supremaciabranca, #Hamas and #Isis.
This is not the first time Facebook has censored content about Bitcoin. In early 2018 the company decided to change its policies to expressly prohibit any advertisement that promotes cryptomoedas.
The company described cryptomaps as products that can harm the interests of its users. They ensured that the policy would be broad until they could refine the censorship mechanisms applied to this type of advertisement:
„We created a new policy that prohibits advertisements that promote financial products and services often associated with deceptive or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offers and cryptomime.
Facebook has made no official statement about the current censorship, it is not yet known whether it is a bug or a new content policy.