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posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:39 PM
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New York (CNN Business)Facebook announced Thursday afternoon that it had designated some high-profile people, including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who's notorious for using anti-Semitic language, and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as "dangerous" and said it will be purging them from its platforms.

Jones and his media outlet InfoWars had previously been banned from Facebook (FB) in August 2018, but had maintained a presence on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. On Thursday, Jones and InfoWars will be barred from Instagram as well.

Other people banned on Thursday included Paul Nehlen, an anti-Semite who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 and 2018, and fringe right-wing media personalities Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos and Paul Joseph Watson.

"We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement provided to CNN Business. "The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today."


Bold is mine.



So Facebook gets to decide what is violent and hateful.

Not us.

Facebook has become Big Brother.




posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

" New York (CNN Business)Facebook announced Thursday afternoon that it had designated some high-profile people, including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who's notorious for using anti-Semitic language, and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as "dangerous" and said it will be purging them from its platforms. "



So , Looie's Racism is OK , but Alex's Truth's are Verboten Now ? I Think that Pretzel Logic needs a Little More Mustard on it Bill ..........Hmm....
edit on 2-5-2019 by Zanti Misfit because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I wonder if they are going to boot Isis or is that a Facebook protected pet group?

Cheers - Dave



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Yes, Facebook can decide what organizations it allows on its platform based on the rules and agreements and licenses in place used to create what is Facebook today.

They do not have to leave the internet, but they can't stay on Facebook.

Good riddance. Less twaddle.



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:44 PM
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"We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," a Facebook spokesperson said



So Facebook gets to decide what is violent and hateful.

Not us.


So does ATS.

Your point?


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posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:46 PM
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So you're okay with a private company determining for you what is violent and unworthy of reading.

Ummm. . . 'kay.

Don't get your tighty-whiteys in a snit then when you get censored.



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posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Lie.

ATS has a ban on some words.

But I have never seen a post / quote of Farrakhan banned.

Try again.



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

What regulations should "we" put on a private corporation in order to determine how they should do business?

Is it just social media companies that deserve more regulation or are there other sectors that can benefit from "our" oversite?

My opinion: it's 2019. At this point, anyone dumb enough to be on Facebook deserves everything they get, including being "kicked off" for negatively impacting the company's bottom line or perceived image.

That's CAAApitalism, right?



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:50 PM
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I don't think government should place regulations on business but I think we should be well aware of private business trying to shape and manipulate the narrative and to even control speech.



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:50 PM
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Doubling down on censorship after the monetary hit Google just took for that?

Jesus, their corruption goes beyond money.

Hopefully the platform dies out with the boomers- the only people I've seen really embrace it... Other than the kids, of course.



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:50 PM
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" Your point? "


In the United States , that Borders on Unconstitutional Censorship Regardless of what these Websites Think they have their Own Right to Suppress . I Think President Trump will Address this Conflict of Law Before his Second Term as President is Over .



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:52 PM
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Normally, I enjoy your arguments, but this one leaves me puzzled. All private business attempts to shape and control the narrative for simple self-preservation. I thought we established all this back in 2010 or so. Did I miss a memo? This is the world we were promised, ready or not.



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: 0zzymand0s

If we (as a people) are aware of the manipulations of business, then it negates the impact of said business.

I'm no fan of Alex Jones, I despise Louis Farrakhan, but to arbitrarily label them as hateful while keeping up ISIS sites Antifa sites etc smacks of a manipulation we should all be aware of.



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:55 PM
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Facebook has become Big Brother.


Only if you give them access to your personal information, names of family members and friends, private conversations via their I.M. software, and your exact location.

Other than that what's the problem?



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: odzeandennz

So you're okay with a private company determining for you what is violent and unworthy of reading.

Ummm. . . 'kay.

Don't get your tighty-whiteys in a snit then when you get censored.


No one is determining what's violent and unworthy.

I. Can find Alex Jones just fine, just not on Facebook anymore.

Facebook isn't silencing Jones or farrakhan, their not letting them use their free services anymore. That's all



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: odzeandennz

So you're okay with a private company determining for you what is violent and unworthy of reading.

Ummm. . . 'kay.

Don't get your tighty-whiteys in a snit then when you get censored.


No one is determining what's violent and unworthy.



Um, Facebook is.

I even bolded their spokesman statement.



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: highvein
a reply to: DBCowboy




Facebook has become Big Brother.


Only if you give them access to your personal information, names of family members and friends, private conversations via their I.M. software, and your exact location.

Other than that what's the problem?


I hope that was sarcasm.




posted on May, 2 2019 @ 08:09 PM
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yeah...it's a private site. Even ATS is a private, members only forum.

With Ts and C's, rules, an Owner, admins and mods....yes we have decorum...and is the right of the owner, Above Network and established rules they've in place to be followed.

There are other sites out there to use if...

ps: we still are an international site worldwide reaching multiple cultures, languages and belief systems. Some of our membership hasn't the freedom to post what they feel...and in their home country, they may not have the same freedom

edit on 2-5-2019 by mysterioustranger because: Oops



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 08:10 PM
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If you Come in my House , You Can Say Anything you Want . Even Diss my Ahass if you Want to . Know Why ? It's STILL a Free Country . Don't let these A Holes Eff that Up OK People ? KEEP What You Got ! FREEDOM !



posted on May, 2 2019 @ 08:11 PM
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Then perhaps I am wrong to be concerned about one of the largest social media sites arbitrarily censoring based upon their own ideological stance.

Mea Culpa.





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