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Facebook Celebrates July 4th by Censoring the Declaration of Independence

• By Liz Angarola

Just days before the July 4th holiday, Texas newspaper The Liberty County Vindicator was posting daily excerpts from the Declaration of Independence in anticipation.

But the July 2nd excerpt instead earned the paper a day-long censorship of the Facebook post for being "hate speech."

"The first nine parts posted as scheduled, but part 10, consisting of paragraphs 27-31 of the Declaration, did not appear," The Vindicator website read. "Instead, The Vindicator received a notice from Facebook saying that the post 'goes against our standards on hate speech'."

Here are the paragraphs in question:

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.