Facebook, Don’t Stop There! By Charles Taylor
Facebook is banning all white nationalist and separatist content, since it apparently is hate all the way down, in any shape and form. OK. My question to Zucky is: what took you so long? Why didn’t you act 50 years, no, 100 years a ago? That the internet, and you, did not exist then is a lame excuse. Remember, we are in a new reality now, where the laws of logic no longer apply.
“Facebook announced Wednesday that it would ban all "praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism" on Facebook and Instagram. The move came less than two weeks after the suspect in the terror attack at two New Zealand mosques streamed the massacre live on the platform. A manifesto allegedly written by the suspect reveals white nationalist views. Facebook (FB) said while it had long prohibited hateful treatment of people based on race, it hadn't applied the same rationale to white nationalism, "because we were thinking about broader concepts of nationalism and separatism — things like American pride and Basque separatism, which are an important part of people's identity."
It said it had reconsidered that after "conversations with members of civil society and academics who are experts in race relations around the world" who said, according to Facebook, "that white nationalism and separatism cannot be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organized hate groups." Over the past three months, Facebook said it had more than 20 conversations with civil rights groups and experts in race relations across the US, Europe, and Africa. Among the groups Facebook consulted was the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.”
There is no point raising the issue that the terms of reference are so wide here than almost any group critical of mass immigration will be censored, as that is the point. Wait, I just read that all criticisms of immigration will be censored, so they are spot on here as well. Don’t waste time complaining; this is the endgame. A better strategy is to push Facebook to be consistent, to keep on banning, Black nationalism, Chinese nationalism, and everything else so as to not be racially discriminatory. Then there is the issue of cyber bullying of individuals and Facebook is often used for this. Since Facebook can always be abused, there is nothing else to be done but shut it down.
There will ultimately not be much of Facebook left anyway, which will be for the good of humanity. Hence, I look forward to Facebook coming to a merciful end. Social media is a form of cancer of the mind. So is the internet, and the sooner it is banned, the better. No the elites are in the mood, just close everything down. All we are saying, is shut it all down. If only John Lemon had sung that.