Facebook has been slowly leaning into censorship when it comes to opinions they don’t agree with. It began small, by deleting posts they deemed “fake” or “spammy” and has spun into a web of banning anything they do not agree with. Unfortunately for us, they do not agree with Conservatism or Christianity. Therefore, our voices are now considered “dangerous” and Mark Zuckerburg has taken it upon himself to handle it.
Popular Conservative figures such as Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos were banned from Facebook and Instagram on Thursday. In addition to that, Facebook announced that that anyone who shares videos or content from Infowars “without condemning it” will also face a ban.
In an attempt to clarify its stance, Facebook told Big League Politics that the platform will let users make posts complimentary about Infowars or reflecting them in a positive nature, but will not allow users to post links to Infowars videos, unless they are doing so to condemn the content.
This would seem to mean that simply linking to the Infowars website is now prohibited, as virtually every article includes videos featuring Jones, and a live stream or replay of the most recent episode of “The Alex Jones Show” is featured on the sidebar of the Infowars website.
Facebook Policy Communications Manager Sarah Pollack stated that the decision was made because Jones is considered to “promote or engage in violence and hate,” and that Facebook’s “process for evaluating potential violators is extensive.” She added,”We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology.”
In addition to banning many Conservative voices, Facebook also banned Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and anti-semite Paul Nehlen were also banned.
I wonder if that was simply a dog bone though, so that they could claim that they are not targeting Conservatives. This also leaves the door open for question as to whether Facebook will start shutting down all Conservative pages, or literally anyone they do not agree with?
That does not sound like free speech to me.