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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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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