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.
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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AOC Tries to Use Meteorological Event to Push Climate Change, Gets Harshly Rebuked by Expert
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Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been one of the most avid social media users in Congress, but that distinction has backfired far more often than it hasn’t for her. AOC, as she has advertised herself, is undoubtedly one of the millennial-ist members of Congress to ever saunter about the Capitol. Her constant social media PR and far-left ideologies appeal to a wide swath of the American youth, giving the political newbie a gravitational pull that her fellow democrats have not yet experienced. But this also means that every tidbit of AOC’s life will be subject to criticism, since every tidbit of her life is being broadcast. Her latest social media stunt saw the New York House Rep panicking over a tornado warning in Washington DC and attempting to draw a parallel to global warming. Meteorologists were quick to rebuke her. Here is the frantic video: https://youtu.be/zBG-BmMdP70 The Green New Deal advocate then shared a story published by PBS in March questioning if climate change makes tornadoes worse and put emphasis on a quote from the piece that read, “Rather than lie squarely in the Great Plains, America’s tornadoes appear to be sliding into the Midwest and Southeast.” “Tornadoes are challenging to link to climate change links due to their nature (geographically, limited, acute patterns, how they form, etc.),” Ocasio-Cortez told her followers as she reviewed the article. “But we DO know that tornadoes HAVE been changing. They are no longer being limited to the Great Plains, and are shifting to other regions of the country.” Then came the clincher. “The climate crisis is real y’all … guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country,” she later wrote on Instagram. That theory was quickly shot down, however. Meteorologist Ryan Maue, though, argued that she was confusing climate change with “weather” in…
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