The Facebook spike

As John notes in the adjacent post, a group of former special operators have set up a Facebook page called SOS: Special Operations Speaks. SOS posted the graphic below on their Facebook page:

Facebook took the graphic down twice on the ground that it violated their terms of service, but it is now back up on the SOS site. The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple casts a gimlet eye on Facebook’s actions as well as on its failure to give an honest account of its actions. Wemple also purports to to subject the graphic to a fact check — although he does a good impersonation of the fact-checking breed, did he really have to? — and here he is way over his head. But he brooks none of Facebook’s bs and recognizes there’s a story here.

Wemple even gives the last word to SOS booster and retired SEAL Larry Bailey: “It looks like Obama’s liberal followers in Facebook HQ are terrified of how damaging the Benghazi scandal is for the President. We understand that Facebook can run their site however they’d like, but when they’re trying to quietly squelch opposition to what is a clear leadership failure that resulted in the tragic deaths of some of our nation’s heroes, they deserve the to be called out on it.” Amen.

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