At least in Europe. The European Court of Human Rights ruled last Thursday that it’s impermissible to make crude remarks about Islam’s Muhammed if those remarks fall outside what Government deems acceptable. It seems that, in the course of a 2009 seminar, a woman commented on Muhammed’s marriage to his child bride:
[Muhammed] liked to do it with children…. A 56-year-old and a six-year-old? … What do we call it, if it is not pedophilia?
The ECHR ruled that remark unobjective, lacking historical background, and intended to disparage Islam.
This. Is. Facebook. Sorry, I don’t have James Earl Jones’ impressive, deep voice. But here is Facebook’s MFWIC on a most serious incident that occurred during the Ford/Kavanaugh sort of joint hearing a little bit ago.
Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told a packed room of employees Friday that the company should embrace diverse views, but he expressed frustration that a senior executive had attended Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s highly politicized hearing….
These are mutually exclusive claims, particularly since all Kaplan—that evilly miscreant employee about whom Zuckerberg speaking—did was sit in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s gallery with other of Kavanaugh’s friends and family.
Ken Harrelson, a broadcaster for Chicago’s White Sox baseball team and himself a some-time baseball player, thinks basketball player LeBron James should just shut up and play.
Well I used to watch LeBron [James] but no more. I wish these guys would keep their nose out of politics and just play because people didn’t come to hear their opinions on politicians[.]
Because everyone should just mind his place.
This stinks. It’s of a piece with the Left’s identity politics: blacks are required to vote a particular way, women are only allowed specific opinions, whites have privilege, and on and on. It’s the return of segregation, only it’s political segregation rather than physical, and political segregation doesn’t even pretend to be equal while separate.
Brown University has come under fire after censoring its own study on transgender youth, which found that social media and friends can influence teenagers to change their gender identity.
After all, the study’s findings might invalidate the perspectives of members of the transgender community. Can’t have the narrative contradicted.
Here are examples of what its study found, according to the study’s author, Lisa Littman, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown, physician, and author of the study:
I received a text message from a representative of Beto O’Rourke, Texas’ Progressive-Democratic Party US Senate candidate:
Hi Edward, this is [the rep] volunteering w/ Beto O’Rourke’s campaign for US Senate. We’re texting Texas voters today about the upcoming November election. Will you be voting for Beto O’Rourke or Ted Cruz for Senate?
I texted her back:
I’ll be voting for the one who respects our flag, our national anthem, and generations of veterans who have fought, been maimed, and killed to defend the rights of others, in the words of John Kerry, to be stupid.
I’ve written before about the duplicity of Facebook and its MFWIC Mark Zuckerberg.
Here’s another example, even more blatant than that last.
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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.
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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.
Senator Chris Murphy (D, CT) wants to spread censorship about and vastly broaden it. All in the name of democracy—Progressive-Democrat style.
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.
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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.