[MINISTRY] [CENSORSHIP] - GoFundMe defunds black woman for criticising black man (Floyd)

Karl gmkarl at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 01:55:45 PDT 2020

Conflict stimulated by closed source, centralized control and algorithms.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 9:57 PM Zig the N.g <ziggerjoe at yandex.com> wrote:

> Straight from one Jewish faction of social subversion and perpetual
> undermine comes one of the greatest "straight faced Jewish ironies" the
> likes of which we see quite regularly these days, as a black woman (the
> conservative, Candace Owens) is de-funded by the classically anti-goy
> GoFundMe, for criticising a black man (George Floyd):
>    'NoFundThem' - Conservative Commentator's Fundraising Blocked Over
> Floyd Criticism
>      Jonathan Turley,
> https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/10/nofundthem-conservative-commentators-gofundme-site-shutdown-for-supporting-cafe-owner-critical-of-protests/
> https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nofundthem-conservative-commentators-fundraising-blocked-over-floyd-criticism
>       I previously wrote a column about the rising calls by Democratic
> leaders and activists for different forms of public and private censorship.
> Indeed, the recent extreme demands and controversy at the New York Times
> shows how speech controls have been a virtual article of faith for many.
> Twitter’s actions against Trump tweets are another example of the
> inconsistent use of such controls.
> https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/08/welcome-to-french-revolution-2-0-how-a-movement-for-reform-is-becoming-a-platform-for-radicalism/
> https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/05/mea-culpa-new-york-times-caves-to-protests-and-apologizes-for-posting-conservative-opinion/
> https://jonathanturley.org/2020/05/31/get-the-facts-how-twitter-is-making-the-case-against-itself-and-free-speech/
>       Now GoFundMe has taken it upon itself to censor causes that it views
> as offensive in closing down a fundraiser by conservative political
> commentator Candace Owens in support of an Alabama cafe whose co-owner
> criticized the George Floyd protests.
>       https://variety.com/t/candace-owens/
>       https://variety.com/t/george-floyd/
>       The question again is not whether we agree with such sentiments but
> the free speech implications of these forms of private censorship.  Rather
> than respond to such controversial statements, critics today focus on
> silencing the speakers or barring their views or causes to be heard by
> others.  What is interesting is that, by abandoning neutrality, GoFundMe is
> now affirming that it does regulate content and will face demands for more
> such action. That could undermine the position of these companies against
> the loss of immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
> https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/01/little-brother-or-big-brother-the-public-applauds-as-free-speech-dies-on-the-internet/
>       Birmingham’s Parkside Cafe, whose co-owner Michael Dykes said Floyd
> was a “thug” and protesters were “idiots” in a text message to a co-worker
> that was posted online.  The comments in my view were offensive and
> inflammatory but they are not my views.  Dykes was expressing his personal
> view and the result is that he was given death threats and the cafe
> boycotted.
>       Owens, who is African American, shared the views of Dykes. She has
> also been criticized for statement like this one:
>             “The fact that he has been held up as a martyr sickens me.
> George Floyd was not a good person, I don’t care who wants to spin that. I
> don’t care how CNN wants to make you think he changed his life around, He
> was just after his sixth or fifth stint in prison.”
>       On Sunday, Owens disclosed that her campaign to support Dykes’ cafe
> was suspended by GoFundMe after the company found her fundraiser “to be in
> support of hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism,
> or intolerance of any kind.”
>             After raising $205,000 in a few hours @gofundme decided to
> halt my campaign for the Parkside Cafe in Alabama. At their discretion,
> they deemed that funds raised for a conservative business constitutes
> “intolerance”
>             They WILL however give the funds raised thus far to the
> cafe... pic.twitter.com/Mfw88iDKRi
>                — Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 7, 2020
>                https://t.co/Mfw88iDKRi
>       Owens ironically on Twitter:
>          “Guess my message to little kids would be for them not to idolize
> men that: Get high on fentanyl, get high on meth, use counterfeit bills,
> shove guns into the stomaches of pregnant women while robbing them, go to
> prison 5 times. What a truly horrible message I carry.”
>           — Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 7, 2020
>           https://t.co/uupLBd2Ab6
>       Again, my interest is not in the content of these comments but the
> role of previously neutral forums to engage in content based private
> censorship.  Both the owner and Owens were expressing their views of
> Floyd.  Many other have expressed equally controversial opinions about
> police officers, Trump, and others.  Will they all be now banned from
> raising charitable donations?
>       The immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is
> based on the theory that these sites are not responsible for content.
> Courts have interpreted the provision to give sweeping immunity for
> companies like Twitter and Facebook because they simply supply a forum for
> others to express themselves. These cites are now actively engaged in forms
> of private censorship.
>       As many on this blog will attest, I take a simple approach to free
> speech.  The solution to any bad speech is good speech, not silencing of
> those with whom you disagree. I would take the same position with shutting
> down voices on the left as with the right.  GoFundMe is a forum for people
> to express themselves through fundraising.  It, like Twitter, is an
> important place for people to engage in free speech and association.  I do
> not see why that mission is not enough.  GoFundMe does not have to endorse
> such causes to allow people to gather at its site.  Now however there will
> be additional claims made by those who want to silence people with opposing
> views. GoFundMe has invited such demands by engaging in content-based
> regulation.
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