The social media giant Facebook is once again under fire from conservatives who see their latest action – or non-action – as yet another example of their blatant hypocrisy and bias against conservatives and Christians.
A woman had posted this: “White women should be hunted and killed then we won’t get white babies who think the[y] own the world.”
Naturally, someone saw the post and reported it to Facebook. This is how Facebook responded:
The user’s call to kill white women doesn’t violate Facebook’s Community Standards? What are Facebook’s Community Standards? Here:
“Facebook removes hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on their: race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, or gender identity, or serious disabilities or diseases.”
What am I missing? The Facebook user said that we should hunt down and kill white women. That’s a call for murderous violence against people of a certain race and gender. That seems to be a pretty good textbook example of what they call ‘hate speech.’ But Facebook didn’t see anything wrong with it.
Okay, so maybe Facebook just errs on the side of liberty and free speech? Like what Thomas Jefferson said: “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.”
If that were the case, they wouldn’t have removed posts critical of feminism. But they don’t see anything wrong with calls to assassinate the President:
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 3, 2016
And this woman’s posts were removed, and her account was suspended after Bible verses regarding homosexuality were being discussed in the comments section. From Christian Post:
“Someone had commented underneath one of my videos and were commenting under the thread and said something about how Old Testament law prohibits the eating of pork — one of the homosexuals’ favorite arguments to make. I responded with just scriptural commentary and that is considered ‘hate speech’ by Facebook,” Johnston explained. “It was just very intellectual and it was just a commentary on what the Bible says. There was no name calling or anything like that.”
So, Facebook removed that post, and they suspended her account for three days because of ‘hate speech.’
I wonder if they’d also remove a post quoting these passages from the Quran. Not likely, since removing it and suspending the user who posted it would constitute an ‘Islamophobic’ ‘hate crime’ in and of itself.
Also, it was revealed a year ago that Facebook’s ‘trending news’ curating team was routinely ignoring conservative news outlets and only using news from “preferred media outlets” such as the New York Times, Time, and Variety so that only liberal sources would populate the news feed.
If you’re posting conservative or Christian opinions – especially if you have a sizable audience – expect Facebook to either flat-out censor you by removing your post or make sure people don’t see what you wrote.
If you’re a liberal, you can post pretty much whatever you want.
Facebook’s ‘Community Standards’ only apply to certain people. Some people are more equal than others.
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