Facebook’s Hate Speech Witch Hunt:
Facebook has accused me of “hate speech” for declaring that I do not believe in affirmative action just like Justice Clarence Thomas who is himself a black. But I am in good company.
I have also read that Facebook has censored Elizabeth Heng, a Cambodian American candidate for the US House of Representatives from California. She tried to place an ad about the ethnic cleansing going on in Cambodia in the early 80s when her parents fled to America. Facebook said it was in poor taste and too violent.
Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist on the internet and the conservative radio talk show host, has also been censored by Facebook and removed from the website. He has been accused of hate speech and glorifying violence.
The ultimate: Facebook has also removed Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence as “hate speech”. How about that? One of the chief political documents of America doesn’t meet Facebook’s policies. “Merciless Indian savages” was the phrase that fell afoul of the censors. Back at the time of Jefferson and Lewis and Clark Indians did seem like “merciless savages”. But that is history, something Facebook doesn’t know anything about.
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