A tech giant has flagged text from America’s most important founding document because it is not “politically correct” enough in 2018.
“Somewhere in paragraphs 27-31 of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson wrote something that Facebook finds offensive,” wrote Vindicator managing editor Casey Stinnett. “The first nine parts posted as scheduled, but part 10, consisting of paragraphs 27-31 of the Declaration, did not appear. Instead, The Vindicator received a notice from Facebook saying that the post ‘goes against our standards on hate speech.'”
The publication was posting a daily Declaration of Independence series on Facebook leading up July 4.
The text that offended Facebook’s censors follows:
“He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
“He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
“He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
“He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
“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.”
In the spirit of true totalitarianism, Facebook did not tell the Vindicator what the offending passage was, but Stinnett suspects it was “Indian Savages.”
The censorship is not inconsequential. Facebook has implemented what amounts to a “strike” system. If a user breaks the rules too many times, his page can be taken offline.
“So, the removal of this morning’s post puts The Vindicator in a quandary about whether to continue with posting the final two parts of the Declaration scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday,” wrote Stinnett. “Should Facebook find anything in them offensive, The Vindicator could lose its Facebook page.”
The managing editor remained in good spirits, though.
“This is frustrating, but your editor is a historian, and to enjoy the study of history a person must love irony. It is a very great irony that the words of Thomas Jefferson should now be censored in America.”
An update from Stinnett from the evening of July 3 says that Facebook reached out to Stinnett to tell him that they made a mistake, and that the tech giant restored the post.
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“Now more than ever, combating misinformation on the Play Store is a top priority for the team,” a Google spokesperson said to WIRED. “When we find apps that violate Play policy by distributing misleading or harmful information, we remove them from the store.”
Jones is under fire for disputing the approved narratives regarding coronavirus, urging people not necessarily to panic at the behest of the globalist media.
In one of the comments that have gotten him in hot water, Jones reportedly said that “everybody dies under the new world order except maybe one tenth of one percent that believe they’re going to merge with machines and have made deals with this inter-dimensional thing that gave them all the technology … You can’t make a deal with these aliens, OK, that the Bible tells you about and ever get off the planet.”
It is not only Big Tech that is using the coronavirus in an attempt to destroy Jones’ ability to freely communicate. The state of New York has also taken aim at Jones’ business for selling products that he claimed improves bodily immunity to toxins.
The affirmative-action New York attorney general Letitia James used her bully pulpit earlier this month to target Jones and demand for him to stop selling the supplements that sustain his news operation:
Jones has urged people to buy the products in his web store as a “stopgate” against the coronavirus and SARS. New York attorney general Letitia James says that this is unacceptable and has demanded for him to stop selling these helpful products.
“As the coronavirus continues to pose serious risks to public health, Alex Jones has spewed outright lies and has profited off of New Yorkers’ anxieties,” James said, claiming that Jones’ advertising is “incredibly dangerous.”
Jonathan Emord, a lawyer from “The Alex Jones Show,” claims that James’ allegations are false and that the products were never marketed “to be used in the treatment of any disease, including the novel coronavirus.” They will be adding a disclaimer on their page to make sure that is known.
The government is also cracking down on remedies not approved by the FDA, such as colloidal silver, as a way to protect the Big Pharma monopoly on health and wellness, using coronavirus as the excuse to flex their muscle.
Joseph Simons, who works as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, has said that “what we don’t need in this situation are companies preying on consumers by promoting products with fraudulent prevention and treatment claims.”
Colloidal Vitality LLC has been targeted by the federal government for claiming that “it’s actually widely acknowledged in both science and the medical industry that ionic silver kills coronaviruses.” Televangelist Jim Bakker has also been targeted for selling colloidal silver as a possible coronavirus remedy.
“Mr. Jones’ public platform has not only given him a microphone to shout inflammatory rhetoric, but his latest mistruths are incredibly dangerous and pose a serious threat to the public health of New Yorkers and individuals across the nation,” James said, making it clear that she has a partisan vendetta against against Jones.
Jones clarified his advertisement campaign while addressing the controversy on his radio show, dispelling the far-left lies used against him in an attempt to destroy his reputation and his business.
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