Automated Facebook system removes Palin's mosque note

A controversial note by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was removed from Facebook on Thursday, prompting questions of censorship in the conservative blogosphere.

The note in question did not violate the site’s content standards and was simply removed by an automated system, the company said.

“We’re always working to improve our processes and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused,” said Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes. 

Palin’s note argued that building a mosque near ground zero in New York City would violate “common moral sense.”