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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s. it is to take down any content that claims to be the name of the anonymous whistleblower who ignited an impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump, the network said on Friday.
The company’s statement follows a right-wing Breitbart News’ publication of an article that said that there was a relevant identified uses of the events.
Breitbart, who is a former Home advisor, Steve, Over, once, in the main, have been reported is that Facebook users are trying to view had an error message saying the content is not available, and the administrator of the Facebook page started receiving reports on Wednesday night that the web page is “the risk of not getting it.”
“An indication of the potential whistleblower’s name is in the conflict with the us, coordinating possible policy, which prohibits the content from the point of time the witness, the informant, or to be an activist,'” the company said in a statement, in the first instance, be offered in response to Breitbart.
“We will have to delete all of the entries of the potential whistleblower, of the name, and it will be again this decision should have their names on a large scale, and are spread in the media, by public figures, in the course of a debate.”
The whistleblower, a U.S. intelligence official, who complained about the Home’s July 25 phone conversation with President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in the last few days, become a target of attack because He, and his allies in Congress and in the conservative media, who have called for the person to whom the audience has identified with.
Breitbart is one of the most successful publisher on Facebook, and has recently been appointed as the official Facebook News to your partner. Facebook said in a response to criticism of the decision is that Breitbart is an unpaid partner, as opposed to some of the points in this section.
Reporting by Katie Paul; Editing by Cynthia Osterman