Facebook is banning several well know individuals and labeling them as “dangerous individuals”. These include the gay conservative Milo Yiannopoulous, Alex Jones, Jewish Laura Loomer, and left wing Louis Farrakhan.
Facebook says that: “We’ve always banned individuals or organisations that promote or engage in violence and have, regardless of ideology”, something everybody knows is not entirely true.
Of all those banned, Milo was not dangerous, Alex Jones was just a loud mouth, Laura Loomer is just protecting Jews from constant attacks, and the only one that was sort of an idiot was Farrakhan but “dangerous”?
Their definition of dangerous does not include companies like Planed Parenthood who kills millions of babies every year, which is interesting.
In an email, Facebook explained why is banning these users:
- It said Alex Jones had hosted on his programme Gavin McInnes, leader of the Proud Boys, whose members are known for racist, anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric. Mr McInnes has been designated a “hate figure” by Facebook
- Facebook said this year Milo Yiannopoulos had publicly praised both Mr McInnes and English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson, both banned from the network
- Laura Loomer also appeared with Mr McInnes, and Facebook said she also praised another banned figure, Faith Goldy, a Canadian
- Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was banned for making several anti-Semitic remarks earlier this year
Doesn’t this feel like communism? Similar to Cuba where there are watchdogs at every corner that will report you if you talk bad about the government. This is socialism … perhaps fitting to a “social media” company but not to the American people.
We urgently need a NEW platform where greed does not trump free speech.