Lion of the Blogosphere

Outrageous Facebook censorship against right wing

According to Bloomberg News:

Facebook Inc.Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg vowed to rid his site of hate speech against migrants and lauded Germany’s leadership in the refugee crisis as part of an effort to win over those critical of the social media site’s handling of the matter.

“We’ve recognized how sensitive this is, especially with the migrant crisis here,” Zuckerberg said to thunderous applause at a town hall event in Berlin on Friday carried live on German cable news channels. “We hear the message loud and clear and we’re committed to doing better, there’s not a place for this kind of content on Facebook.”

Zuckerberg said about 200 people in Germany will police the site to remove racist posts, his clearest public remarks on the issue since Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government complained that the social network wasn’t doing enough to crack down on racists outbursts. …

Reading between the lines, there’s going to be a massive censorship force — 200 people — to silence anyone who dares to disagree with Merkel’s open borders policy or voice the opinion that, perhaps, allowing millions of Muslims into Germany is bad for non-Muslim Germans.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 29, 2016 at 11:37 am

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  1. I’ve reported blatant exploitative images of minors that have showed up twice on my feed (eg 9 y/os being coached to dirty dance in a favela, nudity from behind) and both times received replies that they did NOT violate TOS and no action would be taken. What corrupt creeps.


    February 29, 2016 at 11:47 am

    • I used to bother reporting Anti-Semitism on Facebook-sponsored public comment threads. It always came back the same. Anti-Semitism doesn’t count as hate speech. Anything suggesting that Moslems might cause trouble is strictly verboten.


      March 1, 2016 at 2:00 am

    • How do you know those aren’t photos of their own kids, Fiddlesticks? Some folks really LOVE their kids, you know, “Incest is best” as you non-solipsistic family folks always say.

      The Whale

      March 2, 2016 at 10:23 pm

  2. But this is exactly what we want. The heavier the censorship, the more credibility the elites lose and the more radicalized opponents of open borders become. They are playing our game.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 29, 2016 at 11:50 am

  3. good article about how a Trump nomination will destroy the conservative movement, even if the TruCons and Cucks oppose Trump through the general:

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 29, 2016 at 11:53 am

  4. What’s scary is that they’re not ashamed of it. I hear about Merkel encouraging Zuckerberg in private conversation. But now they’re telling people and broadcasting it live on a news channel? Didn’t even the Soviet Union pretend that its people had free speech?


    February 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    • Germans in that story are behaving as Germans do, obedient to authority. Our Germans would have turned out the same way had we not insisted on putting them through a meat-grinder of assimilation. (read the Theodore Dreiser novels).


      February 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      • I read Sister Carrie a long time ago, but don’t remember what it had to do with Germans assimilating into America.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      • Jennie Gerhard (1911) a story about an unsuccessful German immigrant’s daughter. Well worth reading.


        February 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm

  5. Trump’s rise is not an “existential crisis” for the GOP. It’s a mass extinction event and all of the cucks, GOPe failures, also-rans (Romney, Cruz, Rubio) and Davos-loving globalist, open borders business types will have to evolve or go the way of the dinosaurs when they couldn’t adapt to the new ecosystem.

    Trump is important because he’s changing the game and curing Sailer’s “Core America” of the GOP malaise they’ve so willing ascribed to for 20 years… his actually policies are secondary in many ways. His movement is bigger than him.


    February 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm

  6. Mark Zuckerberg:

    There have been several recent instances of people crossing out ‘black lives matter’ and writing ‘all lives matter’ on the walls at MPK.
    Despite my clear communication at Q&A last week that this was unacceptable, and messages from several other leaders from across the company, this has happened again. I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before, but after my communication I now consider this malicious as well.
    There are specific issues affecting the black community in the United States, coming from a history of oppression and racism. ‘Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t — it’s simply asking that the black community also achieves the justice they deserve.
    We’ve never had rules around what people can write on our walls — we expect everybody to treat each other with respect. Regardless of the content or location, crossing out something means silencing speech, or that one person’s speech is more important than another’s. Facebook should be a service and a community where everyone is treated with respect.
    This has been a deeply hurtful and tiresome experience for the black community and really the entire Facebook community, and we are now investigating the current incidents.
    I hope and encourage people to participate in the Black@ town hall on 3/4 to educate themselves about what the Black Lives Matter movement is about.


    February 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    • To be fair, Zuckerberg is right in this case. They shouldn’t have crossed out “black lives matter”


      February 29, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      • He says that and then himself “crosses out” the FB accounts of girls who say they are constantly scared now in Germany due to immigration. What fucking part of traitorous hypocrisy do you not get exactly?


        March 1, 2016 at 4:04 am

  7. Lion, didn’t you also see that Zuckerburg sent out an actual memo nixing the Facebook employees who had been replacing “Black Lives Matter” with “All Lives Matter” on various pages and postings::

    Employees were basically told that All Lives Matter is truth, and any deviation from that is oppressive.


    February 29, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    • Millions more Jew-hating Muslim migrants to Germany should make life super for Jews there.

      Zuckerberg–a Jew himself, I believe–appears to be collaborating in the destruction of whatever remains of Jewish community in Europe.


      February 29, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      • Zuckerberg is a self-hating Jew.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      • Zuckerberg has never done anything to indicate he is a self hating Jew. He is just a liberal, globalist piece of shit like most other western elites, Jewish and non Jewish alike.

        Otis the Sweaty

        February 29, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      • I think Zuckerberg is a naive Jew. He grew up in Dobbs Ferry and then went Harvard. After that he became rich and only intermingled with other cloistered upper middle class kids. The Muslim immigrants he met were probably secular, educated Persian types.

        I don’t think he realizes that if he actually met these migrants he would hate them and they would hate him even more.

        Billionaires are really good at the thing that made them billionaires. Doesn’t mean they are experts at social, political, or economic issues.


        February 29, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      • Liberal globalist jews are self-hating jews. Just replace jew with white, it’s the same thing.

        JW Bell

        February 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      • I find it interesting that Wikipedia article on Self-hating Jew does not have a list of notable self-hating jews.


        February 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      • His kids are not going to be Jews anyway, so I don’t think he cares that much about Jewishness.


        February 29, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      • Zuckerberg is a self-hating Jew.

        It’s more accurate to call Zuckerberg, like most other Jewish elites, non-ethnocentric.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 29, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    • I think you mean that Black Lives Matter is truth.


      February 29, 2016 at 9:46 pm

  8. Some of them must think they’re back in old East Germany! Deeply Orwellian move by Facebook.


    February 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm

  9. I just looked on Facebook and apparently they are allowing a few groups with some derivative of that name, even the biggest is small and run (apparently) by some Law Enforcement types. I wonder how long it will last before being deemed racist.


    February 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm

  10. Time is ripe for an alternative to Facebook, Twitter too. How about naming it OpenBook, or FreeBook. Pay good salaries to the workers, but set it up as a non profit that donates profits to something like the United Way, a charity that pretty much all can support, or maybe some environmental groups.

    Lion you know your way around programming. Just from your knowledge, how difficult would it be – from a technical, systems point of view – to create a functional alternative to Facebook and Twitter.


    February 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    • There’s already Ello.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      • I just signed up for this ello and I can’t make out what it is all about. I will have to give it some time.

        What the world needs is an anti-Facebook that has the look and feel of Facebook but is contra globalism, bullying liberalism, and with great latitude committed to free expression. Something that people can gravitate to effortlessly.


        February 29, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      • Ello will probably ban accounts they think are “racist” just like most other sites. But at least they have no advertising and less other censorship.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 29, 2016 at 11:07 pm

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