Senator Bernie Sanders (I, VT) and House of Representatives candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, NY) are the ideological face of the Progressive-Democratic Party, pushing for socialism to be inflicted on our nation. We can have the political debate, except for the rest of the face of the Party.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D, CA) is openly pushing for violence against Republicans and Conservatives. And we have Antifa verbally assaulting Conservatives Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk. While they were not, this time, violent, the Antifa thugs were openly racist in their verbal assault, and they sought to completely shut down political debate concerning the direction our nation should take over the present next election cycle.
Now Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook is being blatant about censoring inconvenient truths. He and Connecticut’s Chris Murphy are peas in a pod.
Elizabeth Heng is a Republican candidate for Congress from a California district centered on Fresno. Her parents are emigres from Cambodia who also had escaped the genocide of the ’70s that Pol Pot had tried to inflict. Heng tried to run a campaign ad that touted that fight, that survival, and her parents’ recovery from that terror. When she put her ad on Facebook, Zuckerberg and his censorship algorithm-programming IT experts said Nope.
Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it[.]
Censorship. Because the only speech that should be free is that speech approved by our Betters. Because ordinary Americans are just too grindingly stupid to be trusted with deciding for ourselves what to say, what to hear, and how to evaluate what we hear.
Apple has chosen to conceal accesses to Infowars by removing links to it from Apple’s podcast facility because Apple thinks Infowars is too far right for Apple’s taste and because the site pushes bad speech.
This is rank censorship.
Eliminating easy access to Infowars podcasts marks a rare, prominent foray for Apple into an issue confronting many major internet companies: how to remove hateful or conspiratorial messages from their platforms without infringing on free speech.
Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook are moving to delete from Facebook postings items, which Zuckerberg is pleased to term “misinformation” or “false information” (and for which he’s been unable to provide a definition, coherent criteria, or a balanced set of “fact” checkers), that in addition to being somehow false incite violence.
Facebook will rely on local organizations of its choosing to decide whether specific posts contain false information and could lead to physical violence[.]
Because local sources in Sri Lanka or Malaysia, or Indonesia, are going to provide objective analyses—especially when the “incitement” is against the groups particularly hated in nations like those.
Facebook, for a while, decided that our Declaration of Independence was filled with hate speech. In particular, Facebook decided that
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions
which closed the list of Facts our nascent nation submitted to a candid world
goes against our [Facebook’s] standards on hate speech.
Why? Because her books depicted the stereotypes of a bygone age, and so she must be purged. This is on a par with “liberal” schools purging books by “old, dead, white guys” from their literature curriculum, as though those thoughts, ideas, philosophies had no impact on the evolution of Western Civilization.
That’s what Facebook is planning to allow regarding merchants that advertise on Facebook.
The social-media giant is rolling out a new feature that lets people leave feedback about their shopping experience after viewing a Facebook ad. The company said it is warning businesses that receive a high volume of negative feedback to give them a chance to address the grievances. If feedback doesn’t improve over time, Facebook will reduce the number of ads that businesses can deliver and could eventually ban them from the platform.
With this, Facebook is allowing “customers” to harm a business of whose ideology they disapprove simply by flooding that business with “negative feedback” on Facebook’s pages.
Recall Kanye West’s remarks supporting President Donald Trump, even though he disagrees with Trump on a number of questions, and West’s further remarks saying that 400 years of slavery was a choice—and his follow-on statement that the latter remark was “just an idea.” Just an idea that Americans who happen to be black don’t all have to think alike—they’re as free to think and speak their own minds rather than engaging in Left-approved group think as any other American.
In a clear demonstration of West’s point, we get this from a pair of denizens of the Left: