This is really incredible. Did they learn nothing from Hitler’s Germany where free speech was so controlled that a massive human tragedy occurred for both Jews and the German people.
This is news from late last week and so you’ve probably seen it—Facebook tycoon Markie Zuckerberg went to dear old Deutschland and promised to wipe “hate” speech from facebook postings, a sure fire way to create an even greater angry pressure cooker scenario where people, if not given an opportunity to vent with their voices, will find other means to blow off steam.
Editor: When I started this blog in January I figured much of my writing would focus on political policy enemies and I wasn’t expecting to find so much to write about where the media attempts to control thought. See even Fox News here yesterday.
Here is Bloomberg Business (hat tip: the lobbying arm for US resettlement contractors*** who obviously think Zuckerberg is doing a good thing):
Facebook Inc.Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg vowed to rid his site of hate speech against migrants and lauded Germany’s leadership in the refugee crisis as part of an effort to win over those critical of the social media site’s handling of the matter.
“We’ve recognized how sensitive this is, especially with the migrant crisis here,” Zuckerberg said to thunderous applause at a town hall event in Berlin on Friday carried live on German cable news channels. “We hear the message loud and clear and we’re committed to doing better, there’s not a place for this kind of content on Facebook.”
Zuckerberg said about 200 people in Germany will police the site to remove racist posts, his clearest public remarks on the issue since Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government complained that the social network wasn’t doing enough to crack down on racists outbursts.
Merkel herself had stepped up the pressure after the arrival of more than 1 million refugees last year in Germany prompted a surge in hate postings. The chancellor confronted Zuckerberg in September on the sidelines of a United Nations development summit in New York to ask how his company was progressing in curtailing those posts.
Zuckerberg met Thursday in Berlin with Peter Altmaier, Merkel’s chief of staff, who is in charge of managing the refugee influx.
Come on folks, how about creating some new communication platforms to compete with facebook!
And, let me beg you all again to please, please use social media and more importantly start your own websites and blogs because they will have a much harder time shutting down everyone that way!
The political revolution we are witnessing right now is because you are able to get your news from thousands of sources, we need to keep it that way!
***Learn more about the lobbying arm of the refugee industry, Refugee Council USA, by clicking here. They now want 100,000 Syrian (mostly Sunni Muslim) refugees admitted to the US this next year.