Category Archives: Censorship

Prevalent in totalitarian regimes

Speech codes limit the right to free speech

Update 2018 12 31: Rewritten to incorporate two sections, “Comparing Facebook to other utility-access services,” and “FB must not have the right to censor”  Speech codes limit the right to free speech and to freedom of expression.  Who gave Facebook the right to act as judge, jury and executioner, to be a lawmaker, to issue the rules, to enforce, monitor compliance, judge adherence, hand down punishment for non-compliance and administer punishment accordingly?  Why did Facebook assume the powers of legislator, police, judge, jury, and jailer? I’m no longer confused. I became confused when I heard the word ‘service’ used by these agencies: Revenue Canada Service, Canada Postal Service, Telephone Service, Civil … Continue reading

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Facebook : legislator, police, judge, jury, and jailer

Facebook : legislator, police, judge, jury, and jailer – Facebook becomes a contender in the realm of the business of the law.  That is not a good state of affairs.   Facebook assumes the roles of police, judge, jury and executioner, even that of the legislators (legislators means lawmakers, our legally elected, legal representatives, who “hammer out the laws” that our employees – the police, the judges, and our jailers and executioners of our system of jurisprudence – install, monitor adherence to, judge the quality of performance on and administer, are put in charge of performing the duties required to ensure that punishment ordered by judges is administered properly).    Facebook … Continue reading

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FB community standards vs moral traditions

The drive for re-education, for turning moral traditions topsy-turvy, by replacing them with FB community standards, is a convoluted road. The FB-reality is that the use of bad and inappropriate language of the gutter variety is good, while even to insist only slightly on maintaining established, more conservative traditions that society came to hold dear must must be regarded as being in bad taste, wherefore it is verboten.  Things become very difficult and confusing, when good becomes bad and bad becomes good, when it may be that either or both are verboten, especially when it appears that good things may at times be verboten, while bad things (things that were … Continue reading

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Sniffing butts is impolite verboten

Sniffing butts is impolite, verboten.  Sniffing butts is a No-No.  I know that it is, because my parents and my oldest sister (17 years older than I) told me so, a long time ago, without any help or nudging from Facebook.  It was in 1939 when that happened.  Facebook had not yet come on the scene. It made its first appearance 65 years later, in 2004.   Humanity had managed fairly well until then to catch on to the rules of politeness and of political correctness, without Facebook’s help. Still, being blessed with an analytical mind and fairly early in my life, before the invasion of Poland by Hitler’s Armed Forces, the … Continue reading

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Free speech democracy and Facebook algorithms

This relates to free speech, democracy and Facebook algorithms. Who falls asleep in a democracy will wake up in a dictatorship. — Otto Gritschneder (when asked why he wanted to publicize the system of terror in German military justice under the Nazis) Introduction This article series addresses free speech, freedom of expression, Facebook censorship (allegedly measured against Facebook’s infamous “community standards” and thereby justified), identity politics, and the number of identities that identity politics must cater to. (A linked index is shown after the following image.) Index Introduction Preamble Sniffing butts is a No-No, and Being politically incorrect is verboten FB community standards vs moral traditions Facebook : legislator, police, judge, jury, … Continue reading

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Social Justice Warriors lack Objectivity, Knowledge

If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts. —Camille Paglia, in Sexual Personae When self-respecting social justice warriors (SJWs) wish to deprecate social conditions in the past, they never measure them by the social standards and circumstances that prevailed then. SJWs look at things the politically correct way. They: Always measure the past in terms of today’s social standards, in terms of victims of oppression and of oppressors, as otherwise they would make an objective assessment of how things were; By no means ever mention – let alone give credit to – those who did the most to make it possible to … Continue reading

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Islamic Rape of Europe : Hyperbole? Justified Claim?

Update 2018 11 29: Appended links to related interviews by Ezra Levant The Islamic Rape of Europe is an exaggeration, but it became a world-wide concern after numerous instances of sexual groping of women on New Years Eve in Cologne, Germany.  What is the truth?  Are the growing public concerns over increasing numbers of rapes and other violent crimes by immigrants in Europe justified?  Perhaps. No link was identified with that image. The claim that the image on the magazine cover is exploding across Europe is at best an exaggeration, if not outright hype.  If such an explosion were happening, we would most certainly notice it being mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Facebook censorship ruled unconstitutional — Germany

Update 201 81 09 14: Made addendum , to identify that FB blocked Claudia Kirn Translation of Zeit Online Article Re: Facebook Community Standards — Facebook censorship ruled unconstitutional — A landmark decision by the Higher Regional Court in Munich, Germany — Alas, it is as of now a temporary injunction against Facebook. –Start of translation– Higher Regional Court Munich [Germany] Facebook may not remove comments at will The social network must respect the freedom of expression when deleting contributions. The Higher Regional Court of Munich decision to that end thereby supported the opinion of a female AfD [AfD: Alternative for Germany] politician. 6. September 2018, 19:56 / Source: ZEIT ONLINE, dpa, vk / 85 … Continue reading

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Facebook locked me out

I guess, it had to happen, sooner or later.  Facebook locked me out.  Here is what they told me about why.  They told me nothing other than what is in the following: That is downright Orwellian.  At any rate, without Facebook giving me any warning, Facebook locked me out.  I can no longer log in.  All that happens is that I get the notification shown above.  It took only seconds after I had posted my response to Lorne Winsor, and I was locked out. I supposedly have a way of telling Facebook that I am not happy about what they did to me, mainly because their “community standards” do not … Continue reading

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Internet censorship affects all, censors and censored

Providers of search engines and of social media have the power to influence, controls and steers what all of the people in the world must think and talk about in their everyday activities. Such power vastly exceeds that of Big Brother described by George Orwell in ‘1984’. Continue reading

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