In an announcement last week, Facebook revealed that it will now ban users for discussing or linking to forbidden organizations during live streams, and will do so without warning the offenders.
Facebook announced last week that it is applying a “one strike” policy to users who violate their nebulous community standards when it comes to live video.
The platform will now ban users who share “a link to a statement from a terrorist group with no context will now be immediately blocked from using Live for a set period of time,” that may be as much as 30 days.
The big tech platform has repeatedly insisted that it is neither part of the digital public square nor a publisher, which gives it certain protections.
As they are not part of a public square, they are able to ban users who they do not wish to be part of the platform without violating the First Amendment.
Similarly, as they maintain they are not a publisher, they do not take legal ownership of the opinions or statements made by their users.
In the announcement, Facebook cites the tragic shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand as the cause of this new policy. The Christchurch shooter famously streamed his attack on Facebook live, and the platform was woefully slow at removing the violent video from its platform.
This rule would not seem to do anything to prevent this in the future. The alleged shooter did not have a history of posting inflammatory content using Facebook Live, and though his account is now deleted, it is believed the live stream of his horrific attack was the first time he used the platform to live stream.
Facebook maintains that this new policy is simply an advanced method to enforce their ever changing community standards, and does not mean it is crossing into the territory of a publisher.
However, as the platform continues to take more editorial control over the statements of its users, now policing the language and content utilized by users in live streams, it appears to be moving closer to the status of a true publisher.
Twitter Censors President Trump’s Tweet about Restoring Law and Order in the Minneapolis Streets
Big Brother wants the riots to continue.
Twitter is censoring a post from President Donald Trump on their platform warning that individuals in the streets of Minneapolis, Minn. who loot property will be shot.
“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible,” the platform claims.
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” Trump’s censored tweet reads.
The post is also censored on the official Twitter page of the White House:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 29, 2020
Meanwhile, Twitter is allowing Islamic dictators to spread anti-Semitic messages on their platform.
— Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) May 29, 2020
After days of rioting and looting in Minneapolis, the violence is spreading across the country.
In Columbus, Oh., rioters have descended upon the state Capitol:
According to the Columbus Dispatch, 300 protesters blocked the intersections and there was a heavy police presence in downtown Columbus.
The protests were originally calm, but became disorderly late on the night of March 28, according to reports. WCMH Channel 4 reporter Eric Halperin reported that protesters started smashing windows at the Statehouse downtown and some were able to break inside the building. Halperin reported that law enforcement moved in to protect the Statehouse.
Rioters threw plastic bottles and other small objects at police officers earlier in the evening. Throughout the demonstration, protesters chanted “Black lives matter” and “Say his name”, referring to Floyd. The demonstrators also chanted “I can’t breathe,” which was a reference to Eric Garner’s death in New York back in 2014.
Seven people were shot in Louisville, Ky. as rioters targeted a police car due to their anti-civilizational rage:
Seven people were shot at an anti-police protest in Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday night, just moments after riotous protestors were seen trying to flip over a police transport vehicle.
A sizable crowd of protestors were trying to flip over what looks to be a police detention car.
Remarkably, the local news reporter covering the raucous event describes the protest as “peacefully” as protestors clearly endanger others in their vicinity, those in the vehicle, and themselves by aggressively shaking a sizable police detention vehicle. The paddy wagon could have easily crushed someone inside or outside if it were toppled on its side.
As of early Friday morning, it’s still unclear who fired the shots during the scrum, with several Louisville police officers claiming that their weapons were unfired. At least one of the individuals who was shot is reported to be in critical condition, and the crowd quickly dispersed shortly after shots were fired.
The scenes from Minneapolis look like something out of a third-world sh*thole like Somalia:
Minneapolis, Minn. on the morning of 28 May, 2020 following a night of race rioting. Buildings have been burned to the ground and stores looted as an alleged act of protest against the death of George Floyd. #BlackLivesMatter #Antifa pic.twitter.com/kvISMLN0jK
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 28, 2020
Breaking: An apartment building under construction is fully engulfed in flames as riots continue in Minneapolis. Multiple other structures are on fire nearby. There are reports of a power outage in the area. pic.twitter.com/S6EnqB1fyS
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) May 28, 2020
Which, of course, has made Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and her daughter very happy:
Our anger is just.
Our anger is warranted.
And our priority right now must be protecting one another.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 28, 2020
Ilhan Omar’s daughter retweeted a list of needed supplies for “comrades” who are rioting in Minneapolis. The Twin Cities DSA asks for ply wood, sticks, rackets and more. pic.twitter.com/BFjXIQh8wE
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 28, 2020
President Trump is showing why he was elected as the law-and-order candidate, as he attempts to put down these riots that are causing senseless property destruction while the far-left cheers them on.
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