Facebook Instagram Bans Group Self Advocacy in FreeSpeech Hypocrisy Move

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 03:23:56 PDT 2019


Facebook will begin banning posts, photos and other content that
reference white nationalism and white separatism, revising its rules
in response to criticism that a loophole had allowed racism to thrive
on its platform. Previously, Facebook only had prohibited users from
sharing messages that glorified white supremacy -- a rhetorical
discrepancy, in the eyes of civil rights advocates, who argued that
white nationalism, supremacy and separatism are indistinguishable and
that the policy undermined the tech giant's stepped-up efforts to
combat hate speech online. Facebook now agrees with that analysis,
according to people who've been briefed on the decision. The new
policy also applies to Instagram. The rise and spread of white
nationalism on Facebook were thrown into sharp relief in the wake of
the deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, when
self-avowed white nationalists used the social networking site as an
organizing tool.

"Facebook is now fighting the Belgian court's decision to stop
tracking Belgian internet users and delete the data it's already
gathered on them, or face fines of about $280,000 a day."

Your group is next to be silenced.

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