We recently covered the complete destruction of Free speech within the Facebook Social Media site. Of course, we all know of the various accusations the platform has received even from the Senate. While Zuckerburg denied all of the accusations, the recent attacks on the media, and their owners, is apparent; now, it has come to us.
While WoC has not been “unpublished” unlike other platforms, the individual who started it all, has been placed on a 30 day ban for “hate speech.” The odd part to the ban is Facebook’s lack of transparency into what the hate speech actually was. To put this in lamens terms, he is banned and has no idea why.
One thing that does make this suspicious is the fact we openly endorsed/supported pages like “CopBlock,” “Free thought project,” and “Anti-Media.” All of these, and hundreds more, were suddenly and without reason, removed from Facebook. Perhaps, it is our belief in “Free speech” that they find to be “hate speech.”
As it stands, our lead journalist is in appeal number three, the other two being denied. Perhaps, it is at this time, advocates, activists, and journalists begin to give Facebook the legal president it apparently beckons for; yes, we are talking about a very large class action suit against the mega giant.
Of course, I digress. We already know this could never happen, we would never be able to rally that many people together. But what if it did? What grounds would they have?
Well, censorship of free speech is a big motivator. Most Americans can agree that free speech is a very important right they hold. So, if the Government can’s censor that right, why is a company allowed to? They would stake the claim that they own the servers and can run it as they please. This maybe true. However, federal laws apply. Censoring out platforms and people who oppose your own beliefs can only cause problems for the company; but this is Facebook we are talking about.
Because if is Facebook, WoC has actively began moving away from that platform. Because we pay for our own domain, we know that Facebook can’t keep us quiet and shut us down. We also know how to branch outward, and branching we are. Rather you agree with Facebook or not, all of us need to be aware that, at some point, we could become the next target of their censorship.