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Originally posted by jaguarsky
FB is banning these accounts because of a well organized bloc of trolls. (This works on both sides of the issue.) Once enough "complaints" are received the FB banning hammer algorithm kicks in. Once the matter is actually brought before a honest to goodness living person at FB the accounts are restored.
Ghandi said and did a lot of things.
Those things seemed to indicate he was a bigot, sexist, and I suppose now...a gun advocate.
On Black Africans:
“Only a degree removed from the animal.”
That's just one of his more 'milder' quotes without the use of what is essentially the 'n-word' in South Africa.
On Jews Facing a Potential Holocaust: "Just Accept It':
...the calculated violence of Hitler may even result in a general massacre of the Jews by way of his first answer to the declaration of such hostilities. But if the Jewish mind could be prepared for voluntary suffering, even the massacre I have imagined could be turned into a day of thanksgiving and joy that Jehovah had wrought deliverance of the race even at the hands of the tyrant. For to the God-fearing, death has no terror.
Wife gets sick. He refused to allow her to be treated with penicillin; she died. “If God wills it, He will pull her through.”
He got sick with malaria; took penicillin. He lived.
Believed Indian women who were raped lost their value as human beings and that fathers were justified in murdering their daughters if they were raped and brought dishonor to their families.
Originally posted by SilentKoala
Just for that, I re-posted the quote.
Censorship of factual information has to be stood up to in all venues, public and private. The fact that it's "private ownership blah blah blah" (which the corporate lapdogs will no doubt start spewing soon) does not excuse it; censorship of factual information has just as damaging of an effect on society regardless of venue. Demand your right to tell the truth with militant ferocity in all situations.
Originally posted by alfa1
So... all the people in this thread who jumped on the latest bandwagon and posted the Gandhi quote to their Facebook page...
Have you been banned yet?
Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by darkbake
Since Facebook is a medium of exchange of speech just like the telephone or cell phones or letters, does anyone think that the Supreme Court will eventually rule that it must allow for free speech?
No, it is not. The medium is the internet. Facebook is just a private site, and those can censor whatever they want.
By that rationale, I can say that the telephone cables are simply the medium. The companies that use them are private companies and they can censor whatever they want. The infrastructure for telephones has existed longer than most lifetimes. Technically, extremely so, one could say that an entity owns the physical cables but I never see a charge for that on my hardline bill.
Can't say I agree with you. As another poster pointed out, FB has become so pervasive that a persons life can be seriously affected by using it(or not using it in respect to employers). With that kind of power the only defense is inalienable rights.