Monday, a Canadian right-wing reporter and activist was banned from the world’s largest social network, along with its smaller subsidiary.
“Facebook, without any warning to me, has informed Canada’s state journalists that they consider me to be a ‘Dangerous Individual,'” Faith Goldy told Big League Politics.
“What a farce! I’m a 29-year-old Canadian girl who loves my country and makes videos citing statistics from my kitchen table,” she continued. “If enemies of nationalism consider little ol’ me to be a threat, it shows you how weak their arguments really are. Newsflash: Ideas took countries and whole continents by storm long before Instagram models and Facebook likes were a thing.”
Goldy was banned from Instagram, too, which is owned by Facebook.
“That said, it sure would be nice to see Donald Trump regulate these censorious companies sometime before 2020 because this sure ain’t what the free market looks like, Chief!” Goldy said.
Goldy had some thoughts on the Communications and Decency Act, specifically Section 230, which protects Facebook and other tech giants from lawsuits by users. An update to this law could help protect users from big tech tyranny. She said:
Facebook is racist. Mark. Zuckerberg discriminates. Instagram and Facebook, under Zuckerberg’s leadership, perpetuate systemic racism against whites who celebrate the merits of Western Civilization.
And CDA 230 protects Zuckerberg’s racism.
When a tech giant like Facebook bans a user, they are in effect acting as user themselves — but they are users which also curate their own content — and should therefore be able to be sued.
Currently CDA 230 protects sites like Facebook from being sued even though they are curating their own content. When they ban opinions they don’t like, and eject users who haven’t violated their TOS, they are engaging in defamatory conduct, as well as tortious interference.
Users who are substantively injured by Facebook and Instagram should be able to sue those platforms for reputational damage.
Goldy is in good company. Nearly every effective difference-maker in the conservative world has been censored in one way or another. Radio show host Alex Jones was banned from nearly every major tech platform. Right-wing commentator Gavin McInnes was banned from Twitter, along with activist and Big League Politics contributor Laura Loomer.
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MeWe Goes Big Tech Authoritarian, Opts for Political Censorship
This is no different than a Big Tech platform.
Supposed Big Tech alternative MeWe is opting for the path of political censorship and repression, caving to demands of media leftists to censor right-leaning political content.
MeWe’s administrators confirmed they would close so-called ‘Stop the Steal’ groups and purge their content from its platform earlier this month.
MeWe styles itself as somewhat of a Facebook alternative, advertising user privacy and independence from a data surveillance business model. MeWe’s administrators have taken to signalling against real free speech social media platforms such as Parler and Gab, a thumb in the face of their largely anti-establishment user base, many of whom joined the service to begin with in pursuit of a Facebook alternative that doesn’t censor.
MeWe is NOT an "anything goes" site like Parler or Gab. MeWe's TOS is strict & clear (https://t.co/oJP1JvrxiZ)- haters, lawbreakers, violence inciters etc. are not welcome. We have an outstanding Trust & Safety team that works hard every day to investigate & remove TOS-violators
— MeWe (@mewe) January 10, 2021
An overwhelming majority of Americans who attended ‘Stop the Steal’ protests are peaceful and non-violent, with only a handful getting out of control during the January 6th raucous US Capitol riot. MeWe’s decision to implement political censorship en masse makes it no different than the worst Big Tech authoritarians, except for the deceptive marketing of a free speech social media platform.
In any event, a social media platform that bans arbitrarily defined “haters” is almost assured to have draconian anti-free speech policies. MeWe has opted for the path of a minuscule Big Tech clone in a betrayal of its own user base. Gab offers a wide range of social services without the politically correct censorship, and MeWe’s users should embrace it as the real home of free speech online.
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