Facebook Instagram Bans Group Self Advocacy in FreeSpeech Hypocrisy Move

Zenaan Harkness zen at freedbms.net
Thu Mar 28 03:52:29 PDT 2019

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 06:23:56AM -0400, grarpamp wrote:
> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/nexpbx/facebook-bans-white-nationalism-and-white-separatism
> 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"))),

TFTFY...  <Ministry alert/>

> 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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