Censorship: Instagram (Facebook) Bans Qanon, Lets ISIS Freepost
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Thu Oct 8 00:51:45 PDT 2020
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Facebook-owned Instagram has announced that will ban all QAnon
accounts, including ones that don’t promote violence, while refusing
to remove ISIS propaganda accounts that celebrate 9/11 under the
justification that “people may express themselves differently.”
In an update to its policy announced yesterday, Facebook said that it
was moving beyond a measure taken back in August that removed QAnon
accounts which contained “discussions of potential violence.”
“We’ve seen other QAnon content tied to different forms of real
world harm, including recent claims that the west coast wildfires were
started by certain groups, which diverted attention of local officials
from fighting the fires,” said the social media giant.
Facebook specified that it would “remove any Facebook Pages, Groups
and Instagram accounts representing QAnon, even if they contain no
Many pointed out the hypocrisy of Antifa accounts still being allowed
on the platform despite the movement’s involvement in numerous violent
riots over the last six months.
But not Antifa, even though they're literally a terrorist
organization with cells in every major city, complete with uniforms
and flags. https://t.co/mQAewCzGKW
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 6, 2020
While banning all QAnon content, Instagram has simultaneously refused
to remove literal ISIS propaganda accounts that celebrate 9/11.
As the Sun reveals, one such account posted an image of the World
Trade Center being hit by a plane along with the caption, “One of the
most beautiful scenes.”
As recently as Sunday the Abogasm_1990 account posted an execution
clip, and was followed by “20 other pro-IS accounts with more than
However, even after The Center for Countering Digital Hate reported
the accounts to Instagram, the social media network refused to remove
them, saying no breach of guidelines had occurred.
Partially defending the content, Instagram explained that as “a global
community we understand people may express themselves differently.”
“It is unbelievably irresponsible, but sadly unsurprising,” said CCDH
chief exec Imran Ahmed.
So mere discussion of QAnon is completely banned, but actual
glorification of terror attacks against the United States are just
part of free speech, according to Instagram.
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