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WikiLeaks Accuses Facebook of 'Blocking' DNC Email Links


".@Facebook is blocking #DNCLeak email links."

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an event at Facebook headquarters on April 4, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home. April 10 he announced a new political group. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook has once again been accused of censoring news, this time having to do with the Democratic National Committee email leak just hours before the party launches its convention in Philadelphia.

WikiLeaks released the nearly 20,000 emails on Friday, revealing everything from DNC staffers seemingly working against Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to staffers using phrases such as "no homo" and "taco bowl engagement."

".@Facebook is blocking #DNCLeak email links. Monday is the Democratic National Convention," WikiLeaks tweeted Saturday.

Another user, "@SwiftOnSecurity," later claimed the blockage was the result of a security glitch.

"Facebook has an automated system for detecting spam/malicious links, that sometimes have false positives," the user explained.

While at least one other user claimed the problem didn't really exist, Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos soon joined in the conversation, saying "it's been fixed."

Facebook was accused earlier this year of suppressing news stories important to conservative readers. The social media giant allegedly did so by keeping those articles off the "trending" topics list.

“I believe it had a chilling effect on conservative news,” one former Facebook news curator said.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, upon learning of the news, invited several conservative thought leaders, including Glenn Beck, to meet with him and other top executives at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

So far, Facebook has not commented on reports regarding the DNC leak.

(H/T: New York Post)

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