Facebook shadow ban? Censorship? Luck of the draw?

I have no conclusions to draw or point to make from the chart posted below. You may draw your own.

I hear people talk about being censored on Facebook—if not outright (I’ve been suspended a few times), then at least by Facebook’s algorithms moving certain posts lower on friends’ feeds so that they are not easily seen (shadow banning). I don’t doubt it happens—in fact I’m sure it does—but I don’t know it for a fact. And I don’t know that the chart below necessarily suggests any patterns. Again, draw your own conclusions.

Below I have listed all of my Facebook posts since December 1, 2023. That date was chosen because that’s when I got tired of spending a Saturday morning typing in old Facebook posts.

For each post, Facebook offers “insights” about “impressions,” “reach” and “engagement.”

  • Impressions are “the number of times your post was on screen. “
  • Reach is the “number of people who saw any of your posts at least once. Reach is different from impressions, which may include multiple views of your posts by the same people. This metric is estimated.”

Facebook also provides a number of post “engagements,” which include people’s reactions, comments and “other clicks.” These are things that users do when they see a post—not things that Facebook does.

Facebook says that some insights are only available when the total is at least 100, which is probably why some insights below are not available or reported. The posts listed were not “boosted,” which is a process by which you can pay Facebook to make a post be seen by more people.

A couple posts were links to articles I wrote and cross-posted to both my website (kenmcentee.com) and my Substack site.

See for yourself what types of post content has reached more people than others on Facebook. You also can see what types of posts appear to resonate most with viewers.

Date Post Post Impressions Post Reach Post Engagement
4/4/24 Peanuts cartoon: “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.” Insights unavailable Insights unavailable Insights unavailable
4/3/24 Sen. Rand Paul: “It is well past time for the senate to conduct a bipartisan inquiry into the origins of covid-19.” Not reported Not reported 9
4/3/24 Photo of masked Husted, DeWine and Acton with #neverforget, #neveragain, #neverhusted 115 108 13
3/31/24 Photo of my son and grandson 353 331 203
3/29/24 Q: Why should you never trust the government? 150 143 32
3/27/24 Do you think members of congress read papers that involved their personal money before they sign them? 126 114 5
3/23/24 It might help to have more political activists and less political groupies 135 125 6
3/21/24 “Once they’ve got you violent,then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”—John Lennon 220 208 33
3/14/24 Two quotes from republican and democrat congressmen opposed to a US ban on TikTok 141 123 15
3/14/24 Shared post recommending a local appliance repair company 485 434 91
3/14/24 A post critical of the passage of a TikTok ban bill 186 169 71
3/11/24 Harm nobody, fear nobody, question everything, wait for divine guidance 292 262 41
3/6/24 Link to Substack article: The malpractice of mainstream media Not reported Not reported 9
3/5/24 Link to kenmcentee.com article: The malpractice of mainstream media Not reported Not reported 14
3/4/24 Life isn’t very complicated. Until psychopathic “leaders” and their witting and unwitting stooges make it complicated. 321 290 61
2/27/24 The government is not my boss. 133 114 20
2/26/24 Promotion for a local forum on human trafficking Insights unavailable Insights unavailable Insights unavailable
2/22/24 The political class would whiter and die without an endless supply of suckers to feed on. 162 140 17
2/19/24 “Over the past few years, public health ‘experts’ were wrong about almost everything.”—Sen. Rand Paul 209 178 13
2/18/24 Shared Facebook memory from two years earlier: Corruption uncovered at Ohio GOP Insights unavailable Insights unavailable Insights unavailable
2/15/24 Shared post: Satirical ad for dog lawyers Insights unavailable Insights unavailable Insights unavailable
2/14/24 To the candidates who publish your list of insider endorsements. Thank you for making it so easy for me to disqualify you. 415 366 49
2/13/24 Shared link to “Liberator List” of statewide candidates 127 106 9
2/13/24 Never forget. DeWine. Husted. Never again. Photo of masked Husted, DeWine, Acton 144 127 22
2/9/24 Father of 10-year-old at a demonstration of wood grinding equipment: “He’s homeschooled, so this is how he always learns.” 351 310 88
1/31/24 Harm nobody, fear nobody, question everything, wait for divine guidance 216 193 21
1/30/24 “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.”—Jesus (Matthew 6:33) 202 184 23
1/22/24 If you’re always looking for the government to DO something, maybe freedom isn’t a high priority. 143 123 4
1/18/24 Link to Ohio Press Network article: New bill would pay Ohio students to go to school. 150 126 32
1/18/24 Government jobs are growing at twice the rate of a year earlier. 137 120 7
1/15/24 Never forget. DeWine. Husted. Never again. Photo of masked Husted, DeWine, Acton 229 201 51
1/12/24 Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, Lo there! For, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.—Jesus (Luke 17:21) 190 168 11
1/10/24 J6 time line. What really happened on video w/link to government J6 videos 469 431 94
1/6/24 Stop fawning over people who deplore you. 451 398 27
1/5/24 Photo of my grandson. 399 356 154
1/3/24 “Establishment patience with voters in general has been exhausted.”—Matt Taibbi, one of the few remaining U.S. journalists. 158 138 7
12/28/23 “Soon we will realize that we are the carbon they wish to eliminate.”—Martin Armstrong 161 142 6
12/27/23 Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, sent forth and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. 196 177 4
12/23/23 Censorship is for bullies and cowards, particularly its use by the powerful to silence the powerless. 242 203 19
12/22/23 Link to Substack article: A silver cup for Christmas. 188 168 10
12/15/23 Photo of my grandson. 455 319 292
12/12/23 Link to Substack article: Silent night-you no shoot 1195 1085 303
12/12/23 Link to kenmcentee.com article: Silent night-you no shoot 118 101 8
12/7/23 “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”—St. Francis of Assisi 235 204 29
12/6/23 “Do what you fear and your fear will die.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Look fear in the face and it will cease to trouble you.” ~ Sri Yukteswar Giri
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
193 169 11
12/1/23 Be still and know that I am God—Psalm 46:10 249 222 29


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