Facebook blocks sharing of article on Trump’s commencement address

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2017

Readers who attempted to share a story in the May 14 edition of WorldTribune.com about President Donald Trump’s commencement address at Liberty University have been unable to do so other than by posting a link to the story.

President Donald Trump gives the commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on May 13. / AP

The story, ‘Never, ever give up: Trump tells grads to challenge evil and worship God, not government,’ is not the first article at WorldTribune.com to encounter such blocks.

Editors said the blocks would sometimes be placed on articles with apparently controversial tag words for a few hours but would then be lifted.

The block on sharing the Trump commencement address article remains in place a full 24 hours after its publication.

Facebook officials have not responded to questions about the incident other than to send an auto-responder email. A followup email said that Facebook was investigating the issue “on our end.”