Facebook says it is OK to call someone a “stinking lousy Jew”

Facebook has become evil. They are allowing anti-semitic comments that attack people.

Tiffany Gabbay writes at Truth Revolt:

A months ago I posted to my public Facebook page a brief blog I’d written on the wave of stabbings, slashings and car rampages (known in Israel as the Silent Intifada, or Knife Intifada) currently tearing through Israel.

Soon after a Facebook user who, from what I could tell, seemed to be affiliated with the far-right Hungarian group Jobbik, replied with an illiterate and anti-Semitic comment: “shut up stinking lousy jew.”

For a split second, after reading the comment, I was taken aback: this is what my father — who fled Islamic persecution in Baghdad and later fought in Israel’s War of Independence — had warned me about my entire life. This is why he forever cautioned against letting strangers know who we really were: Jews.

My father immigrated to the United States precisely to escape this kind of bigotry in all its greater and lesser incarnations, and moreover, to ensure that his children would never fall victim to it. Whether a seemingly “harmless” anti-Semitic slur, or as deadly as an Arab army, he had good cause to be leery.

I never thought myself naive. I know anti-Semites exist. I write about them all the time. I grew up hearing stories of how my father and his family staved off an angry Islamic mob that tried to burn them down in their home during the Farhud; of how he’d experienced atrocities during the 1948 War that don’t bear repeating here, for their horrifically graphic nature. How could I be surprised by the single comment of a deranged person hiding behind a computer screen?   

It’s because here in the United States (note that I didn’t say the West), and particularly during the latter decades in larger metropolitan areas with strong Jewish communities, a Jewish person can grow up in relative peace, insulated from the horrors experienced by our forebears. A Jewish person here, for the most part, can remain innocent in this regard.

But, times are changing even for those of us who’ve been lucky until now. I sense it. I see it. And with this in mind, I decided to contact Facebook and report the anti-Semitic user for violating the site’s so-called “community standards.”

Below is a screenshot of the moronic page one is directed to for reporting hate speech. I was prompted to choose which “emoji” best represented how I felt when being called a “stinking, lousy Jew.”

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Needless to say, Facebook rejected my request with the following:

“We reviewed the share you reported for displaying hate speech and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards. Please let us know if you see anything else that concerns you. We want to keep Facebook safe and welcoming for everyone.”

Right.

It didn’t surprise me when I received that reply from the One World autobots at Facebook. After all, Mark Zuckerberg is the spineless wonder responsible for allowing countless “Intifada” pages to serve as recruitment vehicles for Islamic terrorists targeting Israel and the rest of the West. If those are not flagged for removal, there’s little chance a single anti-Semitic slur will make it on anyone’s radar.

Likewise, it didn’t surprise me when I read today that a similar incident happened to another pro-Israel blogger, Elder of ZiyonLast week the blogger lodged a complaint with Facebook about Egyptian media outlet Sout al-Omma for publishing something resembling an “actual news story” about Jews using the blood of young children to make their Passover matzah. The “article” was reportedly accompanied by the usual medieval Christian illustration of this “bloody ritual.”

Needless to say, blood libel does not violate Facebook’s “community standards.” The blogger received the exact same reply I did months ago.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

No. Facebook is only concerned when the content in question appears to be “Islamophobic” or “anti-Palestinian.”

Facebook is now actually encouraging anti-semitism while stamping out what they call Islamophobia.

A brilliant exposé by the Israel Law Center recently shamed Zuckerberg and his entire outfit when it posted two identical pages, with only one difference between them: one anti-Israel, the other anti-Palestinian. You can guess which page was officially found within violation of Facebook’s community standards.

But Facebook isn’t unique. Similar threats and bigotry abound on all social media, from Twitter to YouTube, just as anti-Semitic slurs leveled against students are now commonplace from the pro-Palestinian and BDS contingents on college and university campuses across the West. The data also show that anti-Semitic hate crimes are markedly on the rise across the so-called “civilized world.”

The issue is that people of good will have become desensitized to this. In fact, when an anti-Semitic incident occurs, we are expected not even to feign shock anymore. Think about that for a moment.

Facebook’s community standards are lopsided, wrong and could well wind up getting them sued.

You’d think someone with the name Zuckerberg could work out the problem with their approach.

 

-Truth Revolt

 


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  • XCIA

    You would think that Zuckerberg coming from a Jewish background and family would have some sympathy with those complaining of anti-Semitic remarks that are published on his site. I guess its all a numbers game to him now so he doesn’t give a stuff.

    • Eddie

      Some of the worst anti-Semites are Jews. Just like some of the most anti-West are Westerners.

      • Boondecker

        Bernie Sanders is apparently a great example of exactly that.

        • Intrigued

          He’s an interesting example. He describes himself as being “not particularly religious” which is fine and not unlike many people today who have been brought up within organised religion but feel deeply uncomfortable with it in their adult life preferring to maintain a personal and private belief and spirituality in their lives. What I find interesting about Sanders is his observations on what his spirituality means to him:

          “I am who I am, and what I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we’re all in this together. That I think it is not a good thing to believe as human beings we can turn our backs on the suffering of other people … and this is not Judaism, this is what Pope Francis is talking about, that we can’t just worship billionaires and the making of more and more money. Life is more than that.”

          Which is all fine – except that note his focus on what his spirituality means to him? That of a true socialist. The politics of envy and demonising anyone who has made lots of money. His religion is socialism.

          Edit to add: and that leads me to wonder if Zuckerberg and his people reviewing these Facebook complaints of hate speech might similarly be so affected by the religion of socialism. I also wonder if the post would have been deemed offensive if it said “filthy lousy muslim”?

  • Edward M Blake

    I remember 8 years ago skim reading a few pages of Ian Whishart’s book “Absolute Power” and thinking what a nutcase the author must be. Strangely I don’t think that any more.
    Unfortunately Twitter and Facebook have proven themselves not to be neutral platforms.
    http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/27/angela-merkel-caught

  • Crowgirl

    Facebook’s application of this policy seems to be very arbitrary. I remember reporting some seriously pornographic illustrations that had shown up on a friend’s newsfeed. I got the message as above that it didn’t violate the standards of Facebook. Then some weeks later I got another message randomly saying that my complaint was upheld and the content had been removed. I figured it was the same complaint I had originally made because I didn’t recall making another. Go figure.

  • Effluent

    The only reason anyone pays any attention to facebook is because of the numbers of people using it.
    I think the evidence is clear that they have crossed a line in allowing this content to remain, and I no longer wish to be a part of it. Does anyone know how to shut down a facebook account?

  • Nesher

    New Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority is not any better (if not worse) than Facebook. The “Not Upheld” decision is made for nearly every complaint regarding anti-Israeli bias on the national TV and Radio. One of the very rare occasions when BSA admitted the breach was a complaint against “an unnamed” host of KPMG Early Edition at Newstalk ZB.
    http://bsa.govt.nz/decisions/search?search_title=&decision_number=&decision_broadcaster=&search_channel=&programme=&code_search=&broadcasting_codes=&date_start_hidden=&date_start=&date_end_hidden=&date_end=&cck=decision&decision_category=15&keywords_exact=Israel&keywords_type=all&boxchecked=0&search=searchdecision&task=search&limitstart=0

  • Boondecker

    Facebook, like all other forms of media, will eventually become its own worst enemy. Just as Twitter has become. They seem to think that people will allow their leftist slant on posts and commentary, but its inevitable this will back-fire on them at some point.

    I’ve regularly made complaints on death threat comments against NZ politicians and each and every time been advised it doesn’t breach their standards. The one time I made an innuendo on the Herald page, and it was very much an innuendo suggestion, as to who was likely at fault for a fresh act of terrorism (I was right of course), I was in short order forced to re-log in and read a reminder message as to my commitments as being a member on Facebook.

    Change is constant and Facebook as a social media will change in time. For better or worse remains to be seen.

  • intelligentes candida diva

    The other day I was referred to as a ‘filthy infidel’ I challenge that The Bible and Q’uran were not the same because The Bible advocates in the 10 commandments ‘thou shalt not lie and the quran it talks about Taqiyya” to Deceive Non-Muslims About Islam and put links to both
    My response was that having sex with a child is filthy

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