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War Correspondent and Veteran Michael Yon Calls Out Facebook Censorship

Michael Yon/Wikimedia Commons
Michael Yon/Wikimedia Commons

Legendary independent war correspondent Michael Yon tweeted today that he will be publishing via Twitter as opposed to Facebook following censorship of his posts and comments without “reasonable cause” by the social media giant, who he accuses of arrogance.

Yon, who is a special forces veteran, is most well known for his reporting and photography while embedded with United States and British forces during the Iraq war. He has also covered the war in Afghanistan and global terrorism, regularly posting articles on his website.

His reporting is notable for being completely independent, as his operations are funded by reader donations.

Yon’s photograph “Little Girl” is considered one of the iconic images of the Iraq war.

Michael Yon has established a solid Facebook presence, with more than 361,000 likes on his fan page, however based on his comments today it appears he will move his work to Twitter. Fans and those interested in military and terrorism reporting outside of the mainstream should follow him @michael_yon.


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