An editorial on Facebook's new censorship policies in the Pontiac Tribune.
"Facebook has established rules that are so broad that they allow the company to censor whatever they wish. Let’s be clear, Facebook is a private company and therefore they can ban whatever they choose. We as private citizens can also demand that a US-based company abide by the ideas of the country.
The First Amendment was not written to protect recipes, selfies, videos of cats, or statements about the weather. The First Amendment was written to protect the objectionable and the offensive."
Ello has rules, too, but they're simple, and apolitical. We're not here to protect advertisers who don't want their ads for toothpaste and car insurance to appear next to posts that don't match their brand image.
This network is built for you, since Ello is supported by its community. No data mining + no ads = no censorship by big corporate interests.
PS: If you want to support Ello, the best thing you can do is invite the people you love and who you will love Ello too (we're growing organically)... or just buy a T-shirt!