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Bad News for Conservatives: Facebook Fully Embraces the Left

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By Corinne Weaver
Facebook released an update of its  so-called “civil rights” audit June 30. The results did not bode well for conservatives, as the company committed to work with left-wing groups in every facet of its business. 
The audit announced a “Civil Rights Task Force,” led by COO Sheryl Sandberg, which will rely on third-party “civil rights expertise” to make decisions. The task force will address all key departments of the business from content and partnerships to human resources. It will exist to “ensure civil rights concerns raised by outside groups are escalated promptly to decision-makers so that they can be considered and acted on quickly.”  

Several of the initiatives announced called for even more censorship than Facebook already has. The audit wanted hate speech to be censored even more, as well as “hateful ideologies.” Humor will be removed as a protected category. Racial appeals will be removed. The policies only go after the issues that liberals care about, while not addressing conservatives’ concerns about freedom of speech. 
The 2020 census was flagged as a crucial topic to Facebook. The audit announced that Facebook would “partner with census protection groups to flag for review by Facebook potentially suppressive census-related content they encounter.” It was unclear if  that meant any mention of illegal immigration on the census would be removed as “potentially suppressive.” There are two sides to this argument — whether both are now allowed was unclear. 
The audit pointed out several issues that the left-wing groups would like addressed. The audit called for  even more censorship. One of the problems it listed was “under-enforcement of hate speech policies where hateful content is left on the platform.” The audit complained that only 65 percent of posts removed for hate speech were removed automatically, as opposed to being subject to human review. 
The audit demanded a few policy changes that Facebook immediately complied with. One was the “banning the explicit praise, support, or representation of white nationalism and white separatism on Facebook.” But it went far beyond that.

People who are part of a “self-described or identified follower of a hateful ideology” were recommended as members who should be banned. Since people or movements who are are not sufficiently pro-LGBTQ are considered hateful, it is not a stretch to question whether  Christianity, Catholicism, and even Islam would be considered hateful ideologies. 
The audit called for humor, a protected category, to no longer be protected. Any humor that could be construed as an attack should be removed, according to Murphy. 
The audit heavily criticized Facebook’s “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations” policy, which resulted in the complete ban of several controversial figures — Laura Loomer, Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannapoulis, Paul Joseph Watson, and Paul Nehlan. The auditors found the policy “both over-inclusive and under-inclusive.” 
Murphy also took issue with the “harassment of users on the platform.” While this is innocuous in its wording, the requested policy change was later clarified in the report. Activists and journalists were the protected group that needed to be shielded from harassment on the platform. “Facebook’s current hate speech and harassment protections have not adequately addressed these kinds of attacks,” according to the report. 
When it came to discussing voter suppression and preparation for the 2020 election, the audit called for bans of misrepresentations of how to vote, misrepresentations about voting requirements, misrepresenting how votes are counted, and threats of violence related to voting. However, the report did not address the fact that Microsoft board member and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, as well as his group, New Knowledge, are still active on Facebook. Both Hoffman and the team behind New Knowledge were involved in an election manipulation scheme during the 2017 Alabama special election where Republican Roy Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones. They were also involved in the 2018 midterm elections in both Texas and Tennessee. 
Another action that was condemned by the audit, “racial appeals,” was referred to vaguely. The audit wanted racial appeals, or using race, religion, and ethnicity to appeal to voters, to be banned. However, groups like the NAACP use racial appeals. Should they be removed?
Facebook also used this report to announce that it has a “full-time dedicated U.S. elections team.” However, no information was given about who was on or running this team for 2020. 

32 COMMENTS

  1. What right have the social media got to censor our comments and posts.
    Do they ban all sharia law topics?

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  2. The only thing that would work is for the right to abandon Facebook and find another platform.

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    • Maybe ask the Winklevoss twins. Zuckerberg ripped the Facebook idea off them in the first place so shouldn’t be too hard.

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    • I am thinking about using FB, Twitter Snapchap etc to see if will increase our presence in the blogesphere. Any suggestions?

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      • Suggestion: Don’t. You’ll only attract the wreckers.

        Maybe try linkwhoring on other rightwing sites but probably a polite email to the administrators of such sites would do the same job.

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        • I think a polite email to other sites is much better than linkwhoring. Maybe email them and ask if they would like to contribute an article on something?

          Also put up a list of links to other interesting blogs on this site and ask other sites if they would like to exchange links.

          I don’t use twitface or snapfart but I run a business and I know that good SEO (search engine optimisation) work is often worth the effort. There are experts out there who will get you good results for a couple of hundred dollars depending on how deep you want to go into it.

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      • Try Gab. It’s uncensored free speech. There’s some unsavoury shit in there, but also threads like Australia, rural life, leftist tears, cat lovers, guns, humour, etc. You may get some bites there. I go on every now and then and you can stay anonymous.

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      • Post more phrases that “google “likes to pick up.

        My offering is… wait for it……

        ardern is a liar.

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        • You forget that Google is another socialist run organisation and that they’d also ignore any references to the truth.

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      • YOur up tick down tick idea wont work as upticks add to the number, downticks subtract so no one will know.

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        • Yes that’s true. Your comment had one downtick and so I upticked it and the ‘score’ went to zero.

          ➡️ Mr ED: Showing the actual number of ticks either way is a much more useful measurement.

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    • I had a FB page years ago, and got bored with it very quickly. Too many nosy bastards these days anyway. A FB page could mean the difference of getting, or not getting, a job these days. I also don’t want cops snooping around when it comes to firearms licensing.

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      • Similar i had it when it came out a couple of ex girlfriends & old buddies i no longer wanted in my life popped out of the woodwork then my ex used it to spy on her son that wouldn’t friend her like any sane teenager the only reason it gets used now is to follow the odd interesting link, it’s probably not a bad idea for Ed to give it a crack but he best be aware his mod skills might be put to the test

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  3. Corrine Weaver needs to wake up and smell the grass.

    Until it stops talking unadulterated shit about conservatives and liberals (which does no good as true conservatives are still in their trees in Africa) it can never be taken seriously.

    The fact that this Weaver thing is whinging about a private firm as if that firm needs to respond to anyone but it’s PAYING customers and it’s shareholders exacerbates Weaver’s problem.

    If you don’t like Facebook or any other thing, of any type, anywhere, don’t use it.

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  4. Weird- I’m able to comment on this topic, but not the others. Anyone else having that problem?

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    • Same here until a minute or two ago when a refresh after entering the Have-Your_say thread got me reply rights.

      Unfortunately, like normal, I had nothing to say.

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  5. Hi Ed: Not to flog a dead horse, but rightoverlabour’s comment above about not showing the number of downticks is very accurate.

    If there’s one improvement I’d recommend at this stage, it would be to show the amount of both upticks and downticks . This would give a good indication not only of the popularity of the comments, but also the number of reactions in total.

    Waddyarekkun?

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  6. Annoyed about religion? Do not put a Billy Connolly sketch on your face book.
    Lose your job!

    “Billy Connolly, Sharia Law and ASDA hu-Akhbar”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=163&v=mFwULh1cS1o
    10m 55 secs

    A little bit long winded, but good detail and in its way is succinct, and how the systems condition us, and to control all kufar. Just shows how it is becoming a normal state of being now.

    Why do we not react intelligently to this bullying system?
    Perhaps it is where Billy Connolly at the end said where to stick Jerusalem, Rome, Mecca etc… and now we should with Facebook.

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  7. I gotta ask because i cant kept up with the different names but what is a trans-trender

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  8. Melahi, I was targeted on Facebook for being born in South Africa and being anti-Labour. They even attacked mama bear at her work. The left is the biggest collection of thugs and bullies you will ever find.

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  9. Do you have a VPN i use Cyberghost its only the 3rd most popular but it has a bonus of allowing you to access all of the American & most other foreign Netflix content as well as many other region blocked sites got mine for about $40 for 15months & 7 devices so your friends can use it as well

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  10. Does Hollywood have the moral high ground?
    Even as Facebook continues to unlawfully censor content willy-nilly without consequence, VidAngel is now being punished for trying to clean up Hollywood entertainment and make it more family-friendly by cutting out all of the perversion.

    According to reports, Disney, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox, ….
    …. soon be divvying up this $62.4 million judgment among themselves – assuming VidAngel is unsuccessful with its planned appeal of the ruling.

    Back in March, a federal judge decided that VidAngel had violated “copyright laws” by allowing users of its service to watch Hollywood movies and television shows with all of the violence, sexuality, and profanity removed. ….

    …. Hollywood had repeatedly refused to license any of its content to VidAngel, in direct violation of the 2005 Family Movie Act.

    VidAngel responded by trying to do the right thing a different way, purchasing Hollywood content directly in accordance with consumer licensing agreements. But VidAngel apparently got snagged in a legal technicality, ….

    http://demonictimes.com/2019-06-25-obama-appointed-judge-orders-vidangel-to-pay-hollywood.html
    Be careful out there with those “copyright laws” as they can prove costly.

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