Sarah Palin’s Facebook Filter: What’s Deleted?

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Like it or not, the conservative’s comments are screened.

That’s the word from John Dickerson’s investigative report for Slate. Dickerson has tested to see how strong the wall is against certain comments posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook account.

A tech-savvy employee coded a computer program to siphon both the positive and negative feeds before an alleged “cleanup crew” arrives to moderate the naysayers. The results of the scientific social-networking experiment found that within 10 Palin posts written over a 12-day period, roughly 10 percent of all comments were deleted.

If the findings are truly accurate, there’s your evidence that it takes a little more than verbal campaigning to “refudiate” all false and/or negative claims.