Facebook has taken another step towards a growing culture of censorship after it decided to permanently ban LifeSiteNews on Tuesday.
According to the outlet, its public Facebook page was unpublished by the platform without notice.
LifeSiteNews is a pro-life outlet dedicated to covering family and social issues. The website was originally started by the Canadian pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition.
Facebook accused the outlet of publishing “false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm” and “vaccine discouraging information on the platform.”
As an example of wrongdoing, Facebook cited an April 10, 2021 opinion piece the outlet had published on the alleged potential impacts of COVID-19 vaccines.
The opinion article, titled “COVID vaccines can be deadly for some,” cites several reports and studies showing the adverse effects of certain COVID-19 vaccines. The article also goes on to list people who allegedly died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine despite already having the virus beforehand.
“We have known this day was coming for months now. Facebook has been silencing any voice that goes against their beliefs and agenda,” said LifeSiteNews Marketing Director Rebekah Roberts.
“Our LifeSiteNews Facebook page has been removed simply because we have shared reports of doctors, nurses, expert researchers, and even the former Pfizer VP speaking out against the COVID shots. We’ve also been tagged for the numerous articles we have shared making the connection between the COVID shots, and really all vaccines, and aborted baby cell lines.”
“At this time, I encourage those of you who are still on Facebook, Twitter, and other Big Tech platforms to continue sharing LifeSiteNews articles with your friends and family, please!”
LifeSiteNews is also asking people to follow the website on alternative platforms like Telegram, Gab and Rumble to combat big tech’s censorship.
In February, the outlet was also booted off YouTube after the platform had permanently deleted the website’s account. According to the platform, LifeSiteNews had “repeatedly” violated its COVID-19 misinformation policy.