A Polish anti-drug organization is suing Facebook after being banned earlier this year, and demands full reinstatement on the platform as well as a public apology from the big tech giant.
Poland’s ‘Civil Society Drug Policy Initiative’, Społeczna Inicjatywa Narkopolityki or SIN in Polish, filed a lawsuit against Facebook after it was banned on Facebook in 2018 and on Instagram in January of this year.
Their website notes that in 2018, “without any warning or clear explanation, Facebook removed fan pages and groups run by SIN. The platform had characterized them as ‘in violation of community standards'”, and that Instagram followed suit in January of 2019.
SIN writes that “Such unjustified and excessive removal of content by online platforms is often referred to as ‘private censorship’”, and calls it “particularly dangerous today, when the online environment is dominated by a handful of platforms with a global reach which have become the key channels.”
The lawsuit, filed on May 7, demands “restoration of access to the removed pages and accounts as well as a public apology.”
If successful, it could potentially pose a serious threat to the censorship campaign Facebook continued last week when it banned prominent American and British conservatives Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Milo Yiannopoulos.
Big League Politics exclusively reported that Facebook gave advanced notice to left-wing media outlets of their intention to ban the conservatives, and hired a woman who formerly worked for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign, the Obama White House, and the Clinton Global Initiative to distribute information about the bans.
The platform also appears to believe in guilt by association, as they noted that part of the reason Jones was banned on Facebook and Instagram was his decision to interview the Canadian founder of the Proud Boys, Gavin McInnes, on his radio and TV program.
Hungary Will Take Action Against Big Tech Shadowbanning of Christians, Conservatives, and Other Right-Wingers
Holding Big Tech accountable.
The government of Viktor Orban, prime minister of Hungary, has announced its commitment to take on Big Tech’s shadowbanning of Christians, conservatives, and other assorted right-wingers.
In a Facebook post shared Monday, Hungarian Minister of Justice Judit Varga said she believes that shadowbanning—the secret restriction of a social media user’s visibility—violates “fundamental democratic legal norms that form the basis of Western-type culture.”
Because of Big Tech’s “systematic abuses,” Varga said she convened a meeting of the Hungarian Digital Freedom Committee and will soon meet with the president of the Hungarian Competition Authority regarding “the possibility of sanctioning unfair commercial practices.”
Varga also claimed she has personally experienced shadowbanning and then linked to the following tweets from James O’Keefe and the O’Keefe-run Project Veritas:
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 14, 2021
"One strategy is to shadow ban so that you have ultimate control."
"It's going to ban, like, a way of talking."
"You just delete them, but the problem is there are hundreds of thousands of them, so you got to write algorithms that do it for you." pic.twitter.com/NQBsSziI2X
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) August 29, 2018
The Hungarian government, along with the Polish government, is considered one of the last in the Western world that’s committed to some form of social conservatism and resistance against neoliberal globalism. Big League Politics has thus closely followed Prime Minister Orban and Hungary over the past several months, reporting on Orban’s various confrontations with George Soros and news such as their proposed constitutional amendment to prevent gay couples from adopting children:
God bless Hungary and God save the Hungarian people!
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