In a Twitter post late Saturday, WikiLeaks accused the social media giant of “censorship” and gave its followers an online workaround, saying “try usinghttps://archive.is.”
The WikiLeaks allegation followed a firestorm of controversy that erupted earlier this year when former Facebook workers admitted routinely suppressing conservative news.
In response to the WikiLeaks charge, another Twitter user, @SwiftOnSecurity, chimed in that “Facebook has an automated system for detecting spam/malicious links, that sometimes have false positives,” which prompted a response from the company’s chief security officer.
“It’s been fixed,” Facebook CSO Alex Stamos tweeted.
Facebook didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
This is how Facebook might have abused its power to control the news in the past: