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Alex Jones Banned While This Kooky, Racist Conspiracy Theorist Remains Untouched…Double-Standard Much?

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There are many mixed feelings about Alex Jones, the ranting, supplement-peddling conspiracy theorist radio host who recently got banned across several platforms due to “hate speech” and violating “community standards”.

Facebook, Apple, and Spotify, using their own squishy definitions for “hateful” language, decided that Jones had to go, and while you may or may not agree with Jones’ particular brand of political commentary, you have to agree his banning sets a dangerous precedent, since it seems largely based on the very problematic scarlet letter label of “hate speech” which, as we have learned, can mean anything the left disagrees with.

In case you doubt that these social networks can be selective in their application of classifying speech in this way, consider this: anti-Semetic conspiracy theorist Louis Farrakhan, the founder of the Nation of Islam who makes no secret of his contempt for the Jewish people or his belief that they run the world and deliberately keep black people down, remains largely untouched by these social networks.

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The Daily Caller has the story:

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s official Facebook page is rife with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and other hateful speech, which have not been censored by Facebook content monitors, a Daily Caller News Foundation review of the page reveals.

Videos posted to Farrakhan’s Facebook page show the Nation of Islam leader claiming that Jews are secretly controlling government agencies to suppress black Americans and blaming Jews for “weaponizing” marijuana with “chemicals” to “feminize” black men.

Neither of those videos violate Facebook’s rules prohibiting hate speech, a Facebook spokeswoman told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a phone interview Tuesday.

Another video that showed Farrakhan warning against interracial marriage — which he blames on “the enemy” in Hollywood — to keep the black race “from being any further mongrelized,” was originally ruled not to violate hate speech rules, according to the Facebook spokeswoman.

After originally publishing their findings, the Daily Caller notes that the Facebook spokeswoman called back and said they had reviewed Farrakhan’s use of the word “mongrelized” and found it did qualify as hate speech, so they would be deleting the video.

But let’s take a look at their definition of “hate speech”:

a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disease or disability. We also provide some protections for immigration status. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation.

Um…that sounds like much, much more of Farrakhan’s language than simply the use of the word “mongrelized”, wouldn’t you think?

“Your fathers built civilization while the white man was crawling around the hills and cave sides of Europe. Stand up, black man and woman, and be yourself, and stop copying this freak of a human,” Farrakhan said in a 2017 video, for example.

How is that not also hate speech?

Because left-wing double-standards, that’s why.

 

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Ocasio-Cortez Not Happy Trump Called Her AOC During Debate; Says It’s Sexist

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During the last presidential debate held on Thursday night, President Donald Trump referred to everyone’s least favorite Democratic Socialist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by her initials, “AOC,” which pretty much everyone calls her by. However, it appears this did not settle well with her. In fact, she considered it to be sexist and demands that the president call her “congresswoman.” Here’s more from The Daily Wire: “I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names while using titles & last names when referring to men of = stature. Women notice. It conveys a lot,” she tweeted. “AOC is a name given to me by community & the people. Y’all can call me AOC. Government colleagues referring to each other in a public or professional context (aka who don’t know me like that) should refer to their peers as ‘Congresswoman,’ ‘Representative,’ etc. Basic respect 101,” she continued. https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1319497076842110976 https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1319499191551447041 The responses to AOC’s tweet were varied, with a lot of conservatives pointing out that there’s a big difference between nicknames and the use of a person’s initials. Many went on to note that President Trump often refers to men with more personal names, for example, referring to Joe Biden as simply, “Joe.” And, as you might expect, progressives eager to be white knights showed up to defend her from the big, bad orange man. “AOC is not a nickname, they’re your initials. JFK is also not a nickname. The FBI, again, is not a nickname. You can maybe say that Trump should’ve still used your official title, but Obama was also referenced sans title, and you don’t see him whining about it on Twitter…” said Lauren Chen in a tweet. “As a fellow…

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Biden Says He Never Called For End To Fracking During Debate, But He Did Back In 2019

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President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden went head-to-head in Thursday night’s final presidential debate on the topic of energy police and how their plans for reform might impact American workers. During the debate, held in Nashville, Tennessee, the president accused Biden of going all in on a radical leftist environmental agenda that would completely ban fracking and obliterate the oil industry. Via Fox News: During their debate in Nashville, Tenn., Trump accused Biden of embracing a radical environmental agenda that would ban fracking and destroy the oil industry. “He was against fracking,” Trump said. “He said it … until he got the nomination, went to Pennsylvania, then he said — but you know what Pennsylvania, he’ll be against it very soon because his party is totally against it.” “Fracking on federal land, I said, no fracking and/or oil on federal land,” Biden shot back. The problem here is that fracking provides hundreds of thousands of jobs in this country. To seek to ban it and get rid of it would put all of these fine people out of work and do massive damage to the economy. Way back in 2019, Biden was asked during a Democratic primary debate if there would be “any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?” “No, we would — we would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those, either — any fossil fuel,” the former vice president replied. During the debate on Thursday, the president pressed hard on Biden to answer if he would shut down the oil industry. “I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” Biden said. Biden has also come out in favor of the Green New Deal. This piece of socialistic garbage…

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