Facebook removing content that mentions whistleblower’s name related to impeachment of President Trump.
The call for the impeachment of President Trump is getting heated up but Facebook wants to ensure, its social media is not used to leak any name that may be associated with the whistle blower.
In this regard, Facebook (FB) said that the content of the whistleblower whose complaint prompted an investigation against President Tromp was to be removed and any potential name mentioned.
“Any mention of the potential whistleblower’s name violates our coordinating harm policy, which prohibits content ‘outing of witness, informant, or activist,'” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.
The Facebook spokesperson added, “We are removing any and all mentions of the potential whistleblower’s name and will revisit this decision should their name be widely published in the media or used by public figures in debate.”
Twitter (TWTR) and YouTube have both allowed the name of the reporter to be made public on their platforms since they do not think the mention of any name related to the whistleblower in the impeachment of President Trump process is an offense.
According to Twitter simply tweeting the name of the person is not a violation of its rules.
The source was not reported by any mainstream news outlet.
CNN has sent staff advice on not sharing any coverage claiming the whistleblower’s real identity.
Whistleblower’s lawyers has said organizations that post a likely name risk putting the individual and their families “at risk of serious harm.”
All efforts are been made to ensure the whistleblower is not put in danger. It can be dangerous if the identity of the whistleblower is revealed.