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Facebook to Impose New Policy of Investigating Posts for “Misinformation”

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Facebook has announced that the social media company will begin implementing a new policy of removing “misinformation” that “leads to violence”.

While it is currently a violation of Facebook’s terms of service to post content that directly calls for violence, the new policy will cover what Facebook is calling “Fake News”, that the company is now arguing can lead to violence.

“There are certain forms of misinformation that have contributed to physical harm, and we are making a policy change which will enable us to take that type of content down,” Facebook said in a statement. “We will begin implementing the policy during the coming months.”

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According to Facebook, the policy is being implemented in response to what they are calling the spread of “anti-Muslim hate speech “ on the platform. Facebook has been accused of allowing anti-Muslim rhetoric on their platforms, which some say has led to attacks against Muslims in South East Asia.

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“We have identified that there is a type of misinformation that is shared in certain countries that can incite underlying tensions and lead to physical harm offline,” said Tessa Lyons, a Facebook product manager. “We have a broader responsibility to not just reduce that type of content but remove it.”

Facebook has faced a lot of criticism throughout the years for the way the social media platform has been used to spread threats of violence. However, the company has struggled to create a healthy balance between respecting free speech and banning violent content.

United Nations investigators and human rights groups have accused Facebook of facilitating violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by allowing anti-Muslim hate speech and false news.

On the flip side, Facebook has also been accused of allowing Muslim terrorists, specifically ISIS, to use the social media platform as a way to spread terrorist propaganda and recruit for the Islamic state.

The new policy will also be implemented on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

During an interview, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, said the company is working to differentiate between offensive speech and speech that incites violence. He used the example of those who deny the Holocaust, as speech that is offensive but doesn’t incite violence. Zuckerberg’s comments became a controversy in itself, causing Jewish groups to question whether he was suggesting Holocaust denial should be allowed on Facebook.

Zuckerberg later released a statement, saying, ““I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didn’t intend to defend the intent of people who deny that.”

Posts that currently violate the company’s community standards and are removed by Facebook include “hate speech”, nudity and direct threats of violence.

Facebook has also begun targeting posts that are classified as “fake” by a group of “independent fact checkers” the company has implemented as a way to control political discourse, which many have argued is a form of Conservative censorship. If the “fact checkers” decide that a post is “fake”, the post is “downranked” on a user’s News Feed so that they are not promoted or given a lot of exposure across the social media platform.

In other words, Facebook has hired independent “fact checkers” from various left wing organizations that are deciding whether or not what a user posts is factual or worthy of exposure.

Recently, Facebook also began labeling certain posts as “fake news” by placing information boxes under those posts as a way to encourage users to look at other Facebook approved news sources.

Welcome to the information war, where you are only allowed to post and believe what the Left-wingers in Silicon Valley decide is appropriate and “factual”.

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Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer BANNED From Comcast/Xfinity for Sending ‘Dangerous Content’

This is a grotesque escalation in Big Brother censorship.

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Journalist and U.S. Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer is the most banned woman on the internet – so much so, in fact, that the globalist elite are inventing new ways to censor her.

Loomer, who is running to be the Republican nominee for Florida’s 21st Congressional seat, has been banished from using Comcast and Xfinity to disseminate her political messages.

“In an incredible turn of events, Comcast/Xfinity just banned my campaign from sending out fundraising emails and text messages,” Loomer explained in the video address to her supporters.

“Comcast here in Palm Beach County is one of the only internet service providers and sometimes the only one that you have available, and, as the Republican front-runner in my Congressional race, I have now been banned,” she added.

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Loomer noted that Comcast considers her political messages to be “dangerous content” as a justification for her banning. She also noted that Comcast has a long-standing relationship with Rep. Lois Frankel, the incumbent Democrat politician who Loomer wants to unseat, going back to her days as Mayor of West Palm Beach.

What Comcast is doing in censoring Loomer is effectively manipulating the electoral process, which is highly immoral and unethical if not illegal. It also shows how Silicon Valley censorship leads to a cascading effect throughout the corporate sector where dissidents will inevitably be unpersoned and deprived of their basic rights.

“Congresswoman Lois Frankel is only one of 31 members of Congress who owns Comcast stock, so this is clearly blatant election interference and now the censorship of conservatives has moved from the Big Tech social media companies to the internet service providers and telecommunication companies,” Loomer explained.

Loomer is calling for antitrust laws to break up this monopoly that is clearly targeting conservative voices. She is warning others that this battle is much bigger than her own particular case, as others will be targeted in this manner by a coordinated conspiracy of Big Capital to snuff out right-wing speech.

“Just imagine your messages not being able to be delivered or your emails not being able to be delivered because your internet service provider doesn’t like the fact that you’re a Trump supporter or a Republican candidate,” she said.

Loomer is urging her supporters to go onto her website and donate there before her primary election that is scheduled for Aug. 18. She believes the subterfuge from Comcast is evidence that her campaign has serious momentum.

“Thank you so much for your support and, like I say, persistence will beat the resistance, and these radical leftists and these fascists in the tech and telecommunication firms can try to shut me down, but I am more persistent, and I am gonna win,” Loomer said to conclude her Twitter rant.

The video can be seen here:

Big League Politics has reported on the viability of Loomer’s campaign, as she has consistently led the race in fundraising despite being thrown off of all the major social media platforms:

Congressional candidate and banished journalist Laura Loomer is showing that she is a serious contender to be reckoned with, crushing her incumbent Democrat opponent in fundraising numbers for a second straight quarter.

Loomer’s campaign announced last week that she raised $202,135 during the 4th quarter of 2019 from a wide variety of small donors. She has received support from 7,000 donors, with the average donation being $56, while entrenched swamp creature Lois Frankel relies largely on special interests to fill her campaign coffers.

“I’m grateful for the support of Floridians and the ongoing contributions from Americans across the nation. Our fundraising success is proof that our America First message resonates with a majority of the public,” Loomer said.

Loomer’s chief strategist Karen Giorno, who worked as President Trump’s 2016 Florida State Director, pointed out how shamefully narrow Frankel’s donor base is.

Giorno said: “It’s astonishing that a sitting member of Congress has only 159 donors to support a reelection campaign. The lack of effort by Lois Frankel is emblematic of her do-nothing tenure in Congress. She’s earned the name, ‘Lazy Lois.’”

In addition to beating Frankel, Loomer is also crushing all of her primary competition within the GOP in the 21st Congressional district of Florida. Loomer’s campaign is particularly critical of Frankel for taking money from PACs funded by gun-grabbing former New York City mayor and current Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.

“Unlike our opponent, Lois Frankel, our campaign doesn’t rely on large contributions from fat cat donors, teacher’s unions and Michael Bloomberg. We’ve had to work hard and reinvest donations to build a massive base of fundraising and grassroots support that will serve us through November,” Giorno said.

What is most astonishing is how Loomer has raised the money despite being deplatformed by all major social media platforms. She is currently suing the Big Tech giants, alleging their conspiracy to censor her constitutes the type of electoral interference that Democrats regularly accuse the Russians of committing.

“Despite being shut down by Big Tech, we’ve put in the hard work to stay connected with supporters on a daily basis. Now that’s it’s 2020, we’ll be applying those same efforts to connect with and engage voters in District 21. We’re winning this. This campaign will not be silenced,” Loomer said.

Loomer has demonstrated that it is possible to be a viable candidate while advocating bold policy changes and taking on powerful elites.

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