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Crossfit suspends use of Facebook and Instagram

https://www.crossfit.com/battles/crossfit-suspends-facebook-instagram

5. Facebook’s news feeds are censored and crafted to reflect the political leanings of Facebook’s utopian socialists while remaining vulnerable to misinformation campaigns designed to stir up violence and prejudice.

So Crossfit is annoyed that Facebook/Instagram is censoring views of health and nutrition which are contrary to the majority opinion (at least that’s what they believe, and I’m sure they are right), but IN THE SAME SENTENCE they are also annoyed that Facebook/Instagram isn’t doing enough to censor people “stirring up violence and prejudice,” in other words the alt-right.

Free speech for me, but not for thee.

That’s not how it works. If you want there to be free speech, then EVERYBODY has to have free speech, even people you don’t like.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 28, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Posted in Technology

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  1. Yeah, like Crossfit are the ones who should be critiqued here.

    Lion of the Turambar

    May 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM

  2. Crossfit promotes a low carb diet.

    I won’t wade into the merits of this or lack thereof, but it remains controversial. Jordan Peterson and his daughter (who was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis as a young child– a serious disease) swear by it. His daughter reports much better health, I’m not sure of the details.

    Research on diets is very hard to do, hence the contradictory advice we see.

    So Crossfit want to promote its controversial diet, but please continue to censor the right wing.

    Frau Katze

    May 28, 2019 at 3:58 PM

  3. Crossfit is cultish.

    Vince

    May 28, 2019 at 6:25 PM

  4. For CrossFit, It probably has something to do with this: https://m.facebook.com/policies/ads/prohibited_content/personal_health

    Jack

    May 28, 2019 at 7:15 PM

  5. All you need to watch is the first 20 seconds of this video. It shows “kipping” pull-ups, which are a staple Crossfit abomination, er, exercise.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    May 28, 2019 at 7:40 PM

    • I did a Crossfit introductory class a while back. Having taken weight training in high school, I couldn’t believe some of the lifts they were letting people do with little to no direct supervision or spotting.

      Andrew E.

      May 28, 2019 at 8:31 PM

  6. What appears to have happened is basically as follows:

    1. There is a Facebook diet and fitness group in South Africa called Banting 7 Day Meal Plans that has over 1.6 million members and has been around for several years. Crossfit is involved with the group in some way.

    2. Several days ago Facebook deleted the Banting group, without explaining why. As fas as anyone can tell there’s been no recent controversy surrounding the group. In reaction, Crossfit deactivated its own Facebook and Instagram pages.

    3. Facebook has since reinstated the Banting group’s page but so far Crossfit has not reactivated its own account.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    May 28, 2019 at 8:20 PM

  7. Have not looked, but were they not slamming ANIFA? Because aren’t they the only ones stopping free speech.

    Anonymous

    May 28, 2019 at 10:03 PM


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