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Arriaga crossed the border into Arizona illegally several years ago and has worked as a farm laborer in the Stanislaus County area, Christianson said. He has two prior driving-under-the-influence arrests and ties to the Sureño Street Gang.
“If he wasn’t here then he wouldn’t have been driving drunk and it wouldn’t have been reported to officer Singh and the … enforcement stop potentially never would have occurred,” Christianson said Friday.
Shaun King, who is also a New York Daily News writer, was blocked from the social network after posting a screenshot of a racist email he received in which the sender harassed him using explosive profanity and twice referring to him as the “N-word.”
“The post was removed—and profile suspended—in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate,” Facebook told Fortune in a statement.
The site’s community standards specifically acknowledge that some users may “share content containing someone else’s hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others about that hate speech,” though they should “clearly indicate their purpose” to help Facebook understand why they shared it.
Facebook defines seven types of “attacks” that it considers hate speech: calls for exclusion, calls for violence, calls for segregation, degrading generalization, dismissing, cursing and slurs.
This is not the first time Facebook has chosen to take sides. I have reported several pages over the last five years only to get the same answer from Facebook staff. That very answer was given to the Israel Law Center, justifying the taking down of the anti-Palestinian page because “We reviewed the page you reported for containing credible threat of violence and found it violates our community standards.” The very same day, the page inciting against Jews received a message from Facebook staff saying that “it was not in violation of Facebook rules.” Wait a minute, I thought that violence and hatred against anybody was to be reprimanded. The Facebook “Community Standards” that were violated on one page were IDENTICAL to those violated on the other page, except of course for the fact that one targeted group was the Jewish people and Israel.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: TerryDon79
No, problem not solved.
This is about mass censorship on a platform that hosts 2/3rds of the population in user accounts in the US alone.
No one HAS to use Facebook. It’s not a right, it’s a luxury, like TV, internet, radio etc.
TV, internet, and radio are ESSENTIAL for the communications ability of the population, and very little is as important as our ability to communicate.
Arriaga crossed the border into Arizona illegally several years ago and has worked as a farm laborer in the Stanislaus County area