What Facebook, France & Fascism have in common

The initiative announced today stems from a meeting earlier this year between Zuckerberg (left) and Macron (right) | Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP via Getty Images

The desire to censor and to control the message is what Facebook, France and Fascism all have in common. Rather than address the actual problems that come with Muslim immigration, Sharia law and Islamic terrorism, Facebook and France are collaborating in typical Fascist fashion to silence those citizens who dare to express concern or to complain about the many evils of Islam.

Zuckerberg has been cracking down and banning people who post anti-Muslim comments for several years now while doing nothing about anti-Israel/anti-Christian/anti-American Facebook pages.

First, it was Germany’s Angela Merkel collaborating with Facebook. Now Macron too has decided to silence French citizens instead of protecting them from all the issues and problems that they are wanting to talk about and express their legitimate anger, fear and concerns about. quote.

The French president announced on Monday a six-month partnership with Facebook aimed at figuring out how the European country should police hate speech on the social network.

As part of the cooperation — the first time that Facebook has teamed up with national politicians to hammer out such a contentious issue — both sides plan to meet regularly between now and May, when the European election is due to be held. They will focus on how the French government and Facebook can work together to remove harmful content from across the digital platform end quote.

What a co-incidence that Macon is wanting to crack down on free speech before the elections. Perhaps he wants to label as hate speech any criticism of his failure to protect French citizens from Islamic terrorism. Maybe he wants to label as hate speech any criticism of the increased rape statistics and the increased violence. Maybe he wants to censor those who can see that Paris which was once the city of romance has, under his leadership, turned into a filthy and violent sewer? Quote.

City workers remove tents and mattresses from an evacuated makeshift migrant camp near the metro stations of Jaures and Stalingrad in Paris, France

Garbage burns during clashes near the Paris fan zone at the Eiffel Tower during the Portugal v France EURO 2016 final soccer match. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

 

[…] A French official who asked not to be named called the partnership an “unprecedented experiment” that would grant authorities insight into Facebook’s processes to formulate recommendations that are “concrete and operational.”

[…] “We are giving blind faith to our daily digital tools,” Macron told an audience in Paris. “Today, when I see our democracy, internet is much better used by the extremes … or by terrorist groups.”

The Facebook partnership, the French president added, “is, in my eyes, an important first step.”

[…] Like other Silicon Valley firms such as Twitter and Google, the social networking giant is now trying to lobby national lawmakers on the perceived dangers of regulating the internet. The partnership with France is the latest example of how the industry has shifted its strategy from promoting self-regulation to taking on a growing role in how countries create legislation.

Facebook is ramping up efforts to engage with policymakers worldwide.

[…] with Facebook now playing such a central role in elections, the new six-month project will likely lead to criticism that Facebook plays too important a role in drafting rules that will affect its own business.

Part of the company’s response follows Germany’s own legislation to combat hate speech, which came into force in early 2018, and imposes fines of up to €50 million on social media companies if they do not remove hate speech from their networks within 24 hours.

Those rules have been criticized for giving tech companies too much power to decide what material would be taken down and for claims that they represent a threat to people’s online freedom of speech. Proponents have argued that binding rules were a necessary step after the failure of some social media companies to respond to spreading hate speech.

[…] While the country upholds people’s right to freedom of expression, local lawmakers are already working on separate rules aimed at policing potential digital misinformation in the run up to future elections. end quote.

We now have a social media company working hand in glove with governments to police what we can and cannot say, especially around election time. There is still no definitive and worldwide consensus on what hate speech actually is. It has not been defined and it cannot be successfully defined because it is based on feelings, not facts. We are going to be censored and silenced based on what a capitalist company in consultation with government officials determines is misinformation or hate speech. We are now living in a George Orwell novel.

 


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