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Apparently Facebook and Instagram will punish you 'for false information' if you post this quote from American revolutionary Thomas Paine [pics]

Quillette managing editor Colin Wright recently posted a Thomas Paine quote to Instagram … and Instagram subsequently removed it:


“False information”?

Here’s one of many people who have had a similar experience to Wright’s:

And another:

And another:

And still another and another and another:


How many more people are being punished by Facebook and Instagram for doing nothing wrong?

That’s it. The graphic.

A graphic quoting an American revolutionary and philosopher is “false information.” Sorry, we’re just really struggling to wrap our brains around that.

Because it’s insane.

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