(ConservativeInsider.org) – Wars are incredibly complex things, and it is often said the winners write the history books. While no one has come out on top yet in the battle between Russia and Ukraine, many reporters and journalists are working to understand the facts and truth about what is happening in and between the nations. Seymour Hersh, a journalist who won the Pulitzer prize and revealed atrocities to the world such as the My Lai massacre, recently wrote a report on his Substack about “rampant corruption” taking place within the Ukrainian government. But, Facebook recently censored the article, labeling it as false.
In his article published on April 12, Hersh wrote that a CIA analyst estimated the Ukrainian government, led by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, embezzled $400 million in aid that was supposed to be used to purchase diesel fuel. Another source told Hersh the amount of corruption taking place in Ukraine rivals that of the American war in Afghanistan but highlighted “there will be no professional audit reports emerging” about the issue.
Hersh’s sources also said Ukraine was buying much of its gas and oil from Russia, the exact country it is fighting in the war. If true, this would mean that US aid money is ending up in Russian hands. The article also spoke about American CIA Director William Burns confronting Zelenskyy about the corruption in his ranks, to which the Ukrainian leader responded by dismissing ten of his top generals who were bragging the most about the money they had been skimming off of aid payments.
However, when shared on Facebook, Hersh’s article detailing all of this and alleging that the Norwegian navy worked to sabotage the Nord Stream pipeline received a “false information” tag, shown here by journalist Michael Shellenberger:
There is a big debate over who blew up the Nord Stream pipeline. Instead of allowing the debate, Facebook has decided to take a side. It is censoring Pulitzer-winning journalist Seymour Hersh. And instead of explaining, Facebook sends readers to an article in Norwegian. Watch pic.twitter.com/nN18HovBPR
— Michael Shellenberger (@shellenberger) April 19, 2023
According to Shellenberger, the proof Facebook used to put this label on Hersh was actually just a report by a Norwegian agency named Faktisk. But a Norwegian journalist runs that site, meaning Facebook was actually choosing to believe a foreign reporter over Hersh. Shellenberger emphasized that Facebook should not be choosing that one journalist is right and one is wrong, but instead, presenting both sides and opinions to allow readers to come to their own informed conclusions.
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