Facebook and YouTube Purge Any Mention of Eric Ciaramella As Alleged Whistleblower

Facebook YouTube Content Removed

On October 30, 2019, RealClearInvestigations published the name of the alleged “whistleblower”, the person who essentially set off the process to impeachment President Trump. The name: Eric Ciaramella. Later on the same day, this information was picked up and referenced by news outlets such as Breitbart and The Federalist.

Less than one week later, on November 6, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the name of the whistleblower with a link to the Breitbart article. This triggered the mainstream quite a bit.

Two days later on Friday, November 8, Facebook and YouTube issued statements saying they would remove any content that mentioned the whistleblower’s name (this according to CNN). From Facebook’s statement:

Any mention of the potential whistleblower’s name violates our coordinating harm policy, which prohibits content “outing of witness, informant, or activist.” We are removing any and all mentions of the potential whistleblower’s name and will revisit this decision should their name be widely published in the media or used by public figures in debate.

Individuals / organizations that had content censored, in some way, include: Breitbart, Matt Christiansen (MLC), Tim Pool, and Anthony Brian Logan (ABL).

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. Breitbart "Facebook Removes News Reporting, Mention of Alleged 'Whistleblower's' Identity" by Allum Bokhari
  2. ZeroHedge "Facebook Scrubs All References To Alleged Whistleblower Eric Ciaramella"
  3. Washington Examiner "Don Trump Jr. defiant after naming whistleblower as Eric Ciaramella" by Mike Brest
  4. CNN "Facebook and YouTube say they are removing content mentioning potential whistleblower's name" by Oliver Darcy (CNN Employee)
  5. Matt Christiansen Tweet - 1192957496618409984
  6. Tim Pool - BitChute Video - "Youtube And Facebook CENSORED My Content On CIA Whistleblower, My Video And Others Are BLOCKED"
  7. Anthony Brian Logan - Tweet - 1192968432024731648