More Silicon Valley Mind Control: Questioning Jewish Tribal History Banned from Facebook

More Silicon Valley Mind Control: Questioning Jewish Tribal History Banned from Facebook

Facebook bans Holocaust denial content

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The infamous "Abeit macht frei" (work makes you free" slogan over Auschwitz's entrance
image captionThe gates of Auschwitz concentration camp, now a memorial, where more than one million people died

Facebook has explicitly banned Holocaust denial for the first time.

The social network said its new policy prohibits “any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust”.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg wrote that he had “struggled with the tension” between free speech and banning such posts, but that “this is the right balance”.

Two years ago, Mr Zuckerberg said that such posts should not automatically be taken down for “getting it wrong”.

“I’m Jewish and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened,” he told Recode at the time.

“I find it deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong.”

His remarks led to a large public backlash.

But on Monday, as Facebook changed its policies, he wrote that he had changed his mind.

“My own thinking has evolved as I’ve seen data showing an increase in anti-Semitic violence, as have our wider policies on hate speech,” he wrote in a public Facebook post.

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen in extreme close-up
image captionMr Zuckerberg had previously said he did not want to ban mistaken beliefs

“Drawing the right lines between what is and isn’t acceptable speech isn’t straightforward, but with the current state of the world, I believe this is the right balance.”

Earlier this year, Facebook banned hate speech involving harmful stereotypes, including anti-Semitic content. But Holocaust denial had not been banned.

Facebook’s vice-president of content policy, Monika Bickert, said the company had made the decision alongside “the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people”.

She said that later this year, searching for the Holocaust – or its denial – on Facebook would direct users to “credible” information.

But she also warned change would not happen overnight, and training its employees and automated systems would take time.

The World Jewish Congress – which had conferred with Facebook on anti-Semitism – welcomed the move.

“Denying the Holocaust, trivializing it, minimizing it, is a tool used to spread hatred and false conspiracies about Jews and other minorities,” the group said in a statement.

But it also noted that it had campaigned for the removal of Holocaust denial content from the platform “for several years”.

Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, tweeted: “This has been years in the making.”

“Having personally engaged with Facebook on the issue, I can attest the ban on Holocaust Denial is a big deal… glad it finally happened.”

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Analysis box by James Clayton, North America technology reporter

This was a bit of a “wait, they don’t do this already?” moment.

Perhaps that’s because Facebook has quite radically shifted its position on removing hate speech and fake news in recent months.

We’re still seeing loopholes from an old moderating regime being closed.

Critics, though, argue this isn’t happening fast enough.

The combined platforms of Facebook and Instagram – which is owned by Facebook – have an extraordinary reach of billions of users worldwide.

That influence has to be used responsibly, and Facebook acknowledges this.

The advertising boycott in July also helped cement the view internally that more had to be done to tackle hate speech.

Mark Zuckerberg’s instincts have always been to champion freedom of speech – the best way to fight bad speech is good speech he’s always said.

But this latest move appears to indicate Facebook now accepts it needs to be more proactive in combating hate speech.

PRO WHITE POSTERS DENOUNCED AS “HATE”

PRO WHITE POSTERS DENOUNCED AS “HATE”

What a nasty, constipated regime is the land of political correctness. Carefully, examine the poster below. Do you see anything there about Whites being supreme or any attack on other races? No, the poster simply ticks off some of the anti-White notions of political correctness.

 
However, various hysterics, including two politicians are blaming Donald Trump (we`re pretty sure he didn`t post them) and denouncing them as `racists`and “hate.
 
 “’I was absolutely floored,” (resident Kevin¸)Kerr said. He tweeted photo of the poster, saying he was ‘disgusted by racists empowered by (Donald Trump).’

The signs were quickly denounced on social media by many, while others questioned whether the poster was racist, in some cases citing free speech.

Ward 31 councilor Janet Davis was notified of the sign and said city staff would be removing the posters.

‘This hate is unacceptable in our city,’ Davis tweeted. ‘Staff are removing the posters immediately and investigating who is responsible.’

Nate Erskine-Smith, the member of parliament for Beaches-East York, also condemned the sign. ‘We are better than this. Ignorant, unacceptable and #NotMyCanada,’ he tweeted.

Toronto Police spokesperson Victor Kwong said police have received many reports about the signs and have taken them down.

‘This report will be furthered to see whether or not it is a crime or not,’ Kwong said. ‘We’re looking into it.’`` Toronto Star, November 14, 2016)

And what is unacceptable, Sir:standing up for White rights, not wanting to be blamed for the shortcomings of others or not wanting to be swamped by people of radically different culture.

How pathetic! The Toronto Police Service actually has time to go around ripping down political signs and now must decide whether expressing a political opinion is a `hate crime`.

The Trump Revolution can`t come to Canada fast enough!

Donald Trump has focused repeated attention on the lying, hopelessly biased Mainstream Media or Lamestream Media. To whom does the Star reporter go to find out about Alt-Right? A U.S. spokesman like Jamie Kelso of `The Trump Phenomenon (a daily radio show on RBN, 9:00 p.m. nightly) or Jared Taylor of even me. No, the reporter goes to a mortal enemy of White Identity and free speech, the Jewish  lobby group, ADL.! “’Marilyn Mayo, a research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, described the alt-right movement as “a loose network of people who promote white identity, and reject mainstream conservatism in favour of a politics that embraces either implicit or explicit racism or white supremacy.” She is not surprised it has appeared in Canada.

Toronto city staff are investigating after signs targeting white people 'sick of being blamed for all the world's problems' and urging them to 'join the alt-right' were spotted around the city on Monday morning.
Toronto city staff are investigating after signs targeting white people ‘sick of being blamed for all the world’s problems’ and urging them to ‘join the alt-right’ were spotted around the city on Monday morning.  (KEVIN KERR)