Wikileaks does not violate content standards, Facebook says

8 Dec 2010

Despite the growing opposition facing website Wikileaks, Facebook insists it will keep its page alive as Wikileaks has not violated Facebook’s standards.

Facebook’s Andrew Noyes, manager of public policy communications, said in an email to “The Wikileaks Facebook Page does not violate our content standards nor have we encountered any material posted on the page that violates our policies.”

Twitter had previously said it would not censor Wikileaks (hashtags – #cablegate and #censorship) from its trending topics.

Wikileaks has suffered some major blows since the release of sensitive US cables, including the arrest of founder Julian Assange as well as payment issues thanks to account suspension by PayPal, MasterCard and Visa Europe.