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Video: Facebook Censors Photos of Children Protesting Monsanto as ‘Abusive’

Anthony Gucciardi
June 9th, 2013
Updated 05/07/2014 at 10:14 pm
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I recently spoke to the mother who was beyond shocked after the photos she posted of her children protesting Monsanto at the March Against Monsanto were labeled as ‘abusive’ and ultimately led to a ban on her ability to interact with other Facebook pages.

As it turns out, she was not alone, and soon the story began popping up on MSN and around the web after originally being reported on by Mike Adams over at NaturalNews. Apparently posting photos against Monsanto online is sometimes met with the ban hammer, specifically if they have to do with children. But what highly abusive photo did she post? As you can see below, Andrea posted a photo of her children holding up anti-Monsanto signs at the Houston March Against Monsanto rally:

 monsanto protest children Video: Facebook Censors Photos of Children Protesting Monsanto as Abusive

As you can see, these signs promote organic food and the rejection of Monsanto’s GMO crops. But what’s actually the most important thing here is that, whether or not you agree with the signs to any degree, we need to understand it’s not okay for any ideas to be thrown down the memory hole of the internet — regardless of whether or not someone agrees with them. And by claiming that this picture constitutes abuse, or even some form of child abuse, we are getting into the area of thought crime.

Below you can see when Andrea was hit for posting and sharing ‘abusive’ content following the syndication of her photo:

andrea facebook abusive Video: Facebook Censors Photos of Children Protesting Monsanto as Abusive

I was at the March Against Monsanto while travelling in Philadelphia, and I was amazed at the utter lack of news coverage. There was a blackout from all of the ‘alphabet news’ agencies there, and I was the only one there with a camera crew documenting the movement. Since then, we have actually forced some new coverage through the alternative news, but hundreds of thousands protesting across the world should have garnered much more attention.

The last thing we need is for more March Against Monsanto photos and videos to disappear, setting a precedent for Facebook and beyond to go ahead and censor independent reporters who post live events through Facebook for their fans, friends, or family.

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Video: Facebook Censors Photos of Children Protesting Monsanto as AbusiveGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • yankee phil

    Best you read all the new security laws written into law since the patriot act was passed. You have no constitution any longer in america. The new security(dictatorial) laws have superseded the original constitution and the Bill of Rights. Also posse commitatus has been eliminated from the law and now the armed forces have dominion over the civilian population in America itself. This kid who pulled the covers on NSA surviellance of all internet and telephone communications can be legally killed with a drone strike even if he's on american soil and has not stood trial for his heroic act. Getting hard to be a true patriot these days. Can't wait to see what Jesse Ventura has to say about it. Anthony, watch your back brother.

  • Sean

    Anthony is the man..he covers real issues and enlightens many. An amazing job you do. I would love 2 see u be the spearhead for more pressing issues of the likes. Good stuff as always and much respect from SCO

  • AMS

    Each and every one of us has to stand up again and again, until we see the demise of monsanto (notice they do not deserve a capital M)! They are actually experimenting in India on a massive scale, because they think the Indian people must be less human and the health coverage is pratically non-existent for most of the population. The Indian Government needs to get rid of monsanto in India and listen to their own "Vandana Shiva". Kick them out of INDIA.
    Please link Truth2BTold/monsanto, march in a city in Canada. I really appreciate receiving your newsletter. Keep up the good work and together everyone achieves more TEAM. We need more and more education and awareness of this monster amongst our midst.

    • pcakes

      YES, YES, YES!! March Against Monsanto – Oct. 12, 2013. Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!

  • zillqueen

    I'd say this is business as usual for FB – FB supports any special interest with any power over the rights of their users; it's not at all unusual.

    But anyone who supports this outrage needs to remember that Monsanto (and every other corporation) uses kids all the time in their ads, which certainly is egregious abuse.

    We have a serious double standard in this country. Laws, rules and regulations apply only to individuals, corporations are above the law, above morality, above regulation. We need to fix that.

  • Salvador Mendoza

    I am starting to hear more about GMO's especially Monsanto wake up people

  • Deborah M. Benson

    I wonder how consistent they are about this policy.

  • pcakes

    "Hundreds of thousands" protesting across the world? Wasn't it over 2 million? Downplaying the numbers of such an important event does as much disservice to the cause as ignoring it, just another form of belittlement and dismissal.

  • aemish

    In light of the recent NSA leak I'm surprised the mass exodus of Facebook hasn't already begun.

    • Anthony Gucciardi

      I believe in due time when an alternative is presented (if there is one), this will happen in a major way. In fact, it's already happening as the active user count continues to drop and it's revealed that millions of accounts are in fact fake.

  • james228

    good that these kids are protected by certain confidentiality… this is a good initiative to have come up with for the children's welfare.

    • Zillqueen

      Then we'd better outlaw the use of children in marketing and advertising, wouldn't you say?

  • USMC Vet

    Have you realized that since the Sandy Hook incident there has been more and more commercials and ads running with kids in them? This just proves that they are mad that the same subversive tactics are being used against them.

  • Skinnycat

    We tend to try to bring Monsanto to light while ignoring all the other chemical companies who are doing much the same thing, Dow included for one. But it seems that Monsanto is the most prevalent offender and has infiltrated many areas not the least of which is our government. Just look at the number of Monsanto people who are on the public dole so to speak. Two of the many include the head of the dept. of agriculture who is a Monsanto lackey and a justice of the supreme court who was a former Monsanto lawyer.

    • ZillQueen

      Let's not forget Bayer …

      Monsanto is the spearhead, but I think it may be Monsanto that saves us in the end.

      The Monsanto Protection Act woke some people up, but if we lose our wheat exports, I think that may do the job. I think Monsanto may be on the way out, and if they go, the rest of the bioag companies will go with them. Loss of our wheat exports will not be easy to sweep under the rug.

  • Patrick Mc

    Do the Japanese tell them about the radio active cesium, plotonium, and the other radio active emissions from Fukushima? Why what are they to do?
    Pub Med says in seven separate articles "sulfur can protect and repair the damage of radiation exposure, compared to cell death what is a little glyphosates which also sulfate out of the body human.
    Hair sample testing of the residents of Hawaii, historically a Monsanto friendly state to prove the amount of glyphosate damage to the residents of Hawaii. Then we will see what Monsanto's CEO Hugh Grant has to
    say when the Federal Warrant for his arrest for murder is issued by a judge.
    The fact that the media ignored the March is par for the course, the question is will Monsanto pay attention.
    Got sulfur?