For months, Facebook has been censoring, scrubbing and banning posts, comments and users who dare violate the sharia. And it’s getting worse. Posts, links, comments critical of jihad and sharia violate Facebook’s sharia terms of service. My feed has been blocked and banned. Facebook daily referrals were 90K plus back in February, today is under 2k. My feed is blocked from my millions of followers on Facebook, and I have seen my circulation drop precipitously in the past three months. For news publishers, Facebook is the motherboard of link traffic. No news site can survive without them. None of us are immune, which is why my traffic is down upwards of 95% since the block. My Facebook page has well over a million followers; add my organizations to that, and it is roughly two million people. Now imagine their sharing capability, and their friends and their friends — you get the picture. It’s how we fight fake news. All of my FB followers experience similar issues with their posts and shares. I receive scores of emails every day from readers telling me of new blocks, bans and Facebook jail sentences. It’s why I am suing.
A chief officer from a major American communications company went to the terror state of Pakistan to assure the Pakisstani government that Facebook would adhere to the sharia. The commitment was given by Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan, who called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. “Facebook has reiterated its commitment to keep the platform safe and promote values that are in congruence with its community standards.”
Why the block? Because under Islamic law, you cannot criticize Islam. Facebook adhering to the most extreme and brutal ideology on the face of the earth should trouble all of us, because Mark Zuckerberg has immense power. He controls the flow of information. He controls what you see and don’t see on Facebook. We did not give him the power to abridge our unalienable freedoms.
The US government used anti-trust laws to break up monopolies. They ought to break up Facebook. Section 2 of the Sherman Act highlights particular results deemed anti-competitive by nature and prohibits actions that “shall monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine or conspire with any other person or persons, to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations.” Why shouldn’t the same be applied to information? The United States government took down Standard Oil, Alcoa, Northern Securities, the American Tobacco Company and many others without nearly the power that Facebook has. President Clinton sued Microsoft. And the USG broke up Ma Bell. Isn’t yesterday’s telephone number today’s IP address?
President Theodore Roosevelt sued 45 companies under the Sherman Act, while William Howard Taft sued 75, and the fact that the US government used these vicious anti-capitalist laws to destroy huge industrial giants must be used in defense of free speech?
I received this from Orange Martyrs:
I 100% know anything shared by your website www.gellerreport.com is being blocked by facebook. We have +32k followers, so there is no mathematical probability only 93 people were reached from hosting a news story that linked to your website.
Here are 2 screen shots…
First one is your page, second (…-01) is a typical story posted just previous.
Please add us to your lawsuit against FB.
“Facebook targets hate crime against Muslims,” by Caroline Wilson, Evening Times, November 28, 2017:
FACEBOOK has launched a new guide for the Muslim community to help improve online safety and give advice on reporting hate speech.
Keeping Muslims Safe Online: Tackling Hate and Bigotry includes information on how to tackle and respond to hateful content on the social network in a positive way, as well as details on how to report content inspired by terrorism.
It has been produced in partnership with community group Faith Associates and will be made available online as well as distributed to mosques around the UK.
The new guide is the first piece of work to come from Facebook’s Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI), which launched earlier this year as a programme to fight extremism and hate speech online.
Faith Associates chief executive Shaukat Warraich said the guide would be an important tool for Muslims on the site.
“We have seen the dramatic rise of Islamophobic rhetoric and terrorist-inspired content that manifests online and appreciate Facebook’s effort in supporting grass roots organisations to enhance the knowledge and develop the skills of Muslim users to directly deal with it when they see it,” he said.
“I am confident that this guide will be well received in the Muslim community and will empower Muslim users of Facebook with the confidence and resilience to become effective in identifying and tackling the risks that exist online.
“The guide will also aid the development of mosques, madrassas and imams in their efforts to deliver a holistic service to their constituencies.
“Faith Associates will be working closely with them to help deliver training on e-safety and facilitate spaces for conversation around pertinent social issues.”
Facebook has received extensive criticism in the past over its policing of explicit, dangerous and extreme content on the site, and has been warned by the Government it must be more proactive in removing such content.
Simon Milner, the social network’s head of policy in the UK, said the company is using multiple techniques to fight unsuitable material.
“Facebook welcomes all communities and there is no place for hate on the platform,” he said….
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