Smug Facebook By Bruce Bennett

     Yep, one by one they fall from Facebook, with the anti-immigration site vDare now copping it. Well, this is a war, and they, like us, will have to carry on regardless. I hate bloody Facebook, and would rather be subjected to the Chinese water torture than have to look at it every five minutes just to see who let off wind today (I just did, sorry, it was me, it’s the high meat diet):
  http://www.amerika.org/politics/facebook-takes-off-the-mask-bans-vdare/
  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/05/06/facebook-supreme-court-packed-with-anti-trump-progressive-figures/

“Recently, Facebook decided to go down the dark path of hive-mind conformity and zapped longstanding Right-wing think tank VDARE from the platform. As Peter Brimelow writes: My refutation of Facebook’s ridiculous rationale for banning us.

Dear Facebook,
I write in response to your 1) disabling of the VDARE.com account 2) making a public statement about VDARE.com’s practices and intentions vis a vis our account’s termination. Because it informs the termination of our account, I will start with the second issue first. We did not have more than one account. The single account we had was not fake. It was completely traceable as evidenced by users’ ability to make a tax-deductible donation from Facebook, through Network For Good, to the VDARE.com bank accounts. We do not pedal conspiracy. We do not interfere with elections, whatever that means, and have consistently and meticulously honored our limitations as a 501c3. Regarding the termination of our account, we are completely baffled. We were, of course, dismayed to discover the termination and have awaited explanation for three long days. You gave us no warning. We have to date not received any communications at all regarding any strikes, decisions or justifications for this unwarranted termination. The first we hear is from a public statement defaming our business and implicating us in some wild scheme of which we had no part. Further, if your rationale for terminating VDARE.com’s account is to be taken at face value, that is, that we have been terminated as a result of our alleged practices on Facebook, why are our readers being muzzled also? It is currently impossible for anyone to post links to VDARE.com articles on Facebook, no matter who is posting them. Our readers and donors are distressed about this and have written to us for an explanation. Why would our alleged infractions impact their Facebook privileges? Finally, it is my understanding that users own the data they choose to post to Facebook. You are currently holding ours hostage. If you will not reinstate VDARE.com’s page, please return all data immediately and refund us the money we spent advertising.

Peter Brimelow
Editor, VDARE Foundation

He makes a good point: without a stated policy of what is acceptable, these companies are essentially destroying the work of others who rely on social media as a means of open communication, much as they rely on the telephone, internet, radio, cellular phones, and postal mail. The more important the internet has become to public life, the clearer it has also become that our laws lag far behind. If cyberspace is a real concept, it needs to have the same rights and freedoms that we have in normal life if we want it to be functional. In the bigger picture, however, social media is in trouble. Despite glowing statistics, they are still faking ad viewership numbers and are losing the most committed and interesting users as the content rapidly approaches total conformity in being inoffensive.”

     Spot on again, Mr Stevens. The sooner they implode, the better.

 

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