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Facebook Is PURGING Accounts That Use ‘Hate Speech’ Against Muslim Immigrants In Europe!!

It looks like Facebook is beginning to shut down accounts in Europe that speak out against Muslim immigrants because that’s considered “hate speech.”

From Mediaite:

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, wasted no time leaning in and explaining that because hate speech “has no place in our society,” the site will be implementing its “Initiative for Civil Courage Online,” which will slowly but surely purge Europe of all xenophobic rhetoric. Facebook is doing this by allocating $1.09 million to support non-government organizations that are attempting to curb online threats and hate speech.

The platform already has rules that ban harassment and threats, but the Initiative for Civil Courage Online takes this opposition to the next level.

In Germany, especially, hateful speech regarding the influx of refugees has been a problem that officials have spoken out against repeatedly. In November, prosecutors in Hamburg began investigating Facebook for not doing enough to prevent the dissemination of hate speech, according to Reuters. The Initiative comes on the heels of this investigation and a public urging from Chancellor Angela Merkel for the social media company to do more to prevent online harassment.

It’s unclear just what level of “hate speech” will be targeted for expulsion – is it merely advocating against Muslim immigrants, or does it have to carry a violent tone as well? The promulgation of very vague policy can allow for subjective and selective application in order to stifle dissent instead of violence.

And how long before they start implementing that policy in America too?

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  • Nov-cubed

    Facebook’s stock could end up crushed worse than Twitters.

  • Gork

    I knew that sooner or later, various governments would shy away from a completely free and open internet. It is happening. The Internet will soon become a very balkanized system of networks that won’t be able to route packets except at national borders. Each border will be heavily watched.

    The only saving grace is hard encryption and tunnels in to other country networks.

    Frankly, I don’t do facebook. As long as they pander to one group, government, or religion; they’ll never see me sign up.

  • uisconfruzed

    Europe is going down a dirty toilet swirl.

  • gastorgrab

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but with the collapse of the oil markets, the African nations who depend upon the price of oil will be sending thousands of new ‘migrants’ to the west.

    Venezuela should be approaching a complete collapse of their economy, and Brazil should soon follow. While the Europeans should brace themselves for African migrants, South American will be making a major push north to the United States and Canada.

    Obama ensured the collapse of the world oil markets with his traitorous support of the Iranian nuclear treaty.

  • Capt_Morgan

    Quit facebook. It’s not that hard.

  • Have never used it. My paternal grandfather always commented as to “vanity” license plates,; “I don’t know why anyone would want to go out of their way to call attention to themselves?” That sums up my view of Facebook…

  • Dave

    Looks like Free speech is being Dismantled in Europe, The only true hate is Government leaders forcing Islamization and Destruction on their own people