Facebook VP Travels To Pakistan To Assure Government It Will Remove “Anti-Islam” Material.
by Ruby Henley
First they suppress our free speech and our publications, and next they come for us. We have reached a serious crossroads in censorship by Paypal, Facebook, and Google. Have you noticed that “anti-Islamic” references have been suppressed by our media and even our President as of late? I have noticed it, and now I have shocking validation from Alex Jones of INFOWARS and Richard Spencer of JIHAD WATCH. We are in serious danger, and we are losing our sacred freedoms in the United States. We are seeing the Sharia agenda infiltrate this Country, and it is no conspiracy theory.
The following news is shocking and should terrify all lovers of the First Amendment. We are in serious danger, and I do not believe President Trump can stop it. President Trump himself is isolated; in fact, he has just lost his longtime bodyguard, Keith Schiller. Schiller was President Trump’s last confidante to be dismissed by Kelly. Schiller has made the statement, “Kelly does not like President Trump”, and that is not surprising to me.
The expected departure of President Donald Trump’s longtime bodyguard and aide, Keith Schiller, reportedly may have stemmed from new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s personnel and management changes in the West Wing, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing people close to Schiller and the president.
What’s more, Schiller believes Kelly, a former general, “doesn’t like” Trump personally and is only carrying out his duties for love of country, according to the report.
Now I have the most shocking story I have ever reported on. This should send chills down your spine, but it is not science-fiction for it is the reality we are now living in.
The Facebook management has assured Pakistan that it will remove fake accounts and explicit, hateful and provocative material that incites violence and terrorism.
The commitment was given by Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan who called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday.
Facebook has reiterated its commitment to keep the platform safe and promote values that are in congruence with its community standards.
It also committed to remove fake accounts, explicit, hateful and provocative material that incites violence and terrorism.
Giving details of the meeting, an interior ministry spokesman said that this is for the first time that a senior member of Facebook, dealing with Global Public Policy, has visited Pakistan to discuss a way forward towards addressing the issue of misuse of social media platforms. The interior minister, the spokesperson said, has been playing a proactive role in engaging the internet service providers and finding solution to the issue of misuse of social media.
This also included convening of a special meeting of the ambassadors of the Muslim countries in March on a single-point agenda to discuss blasphemous content on social media and how to effectively raise voice of the entire Muslim world against the madness unleashed against Islam and holy personalities in the name of freedom of expression.
This was followed by a meeting of the minister with OIC secretary general in April on this issue.
The spokesperson said that while talking to the Facebook vice president, Nisar said that the entire Muslim Ummah was greatly disturbed and has serious concerns over the misuse of social media platforms to propagate blasphemous content.
“Nothing is more sacred to us than our religion and our holy personalities,” the minister observed.
He said that the government of Pakistan firmly believes in freedom of expression but cannot allow anyone to misuse social media for hurting religious sentiments or undertaking unlawful activities.
Nisar said that Pakistan appreciates the understanding shown by the Facebook administration and the cooperation being extended on these issues.
I don’t think it is necessary that I comment on the above article. It is what it is, and as I am writing this I am seriously concerned as to what my freedom of speech is here. I would have you refer to the article and to think back to what freedoms we used to have regarding our debate on Islam versus Christianity.
I find the current escalation in suppressing our freedom of speech to be unbelievably shocking and surreal. Yet, it is what we are currently experiencing on social media. In fact, we are beginning to see serious censorship from Paypal, Google, and Facebook.
Richard Spencer of JIHAD WATCH and Alex Jones of INFOWARS have a far-reaching discussion on the censorship they are both currently experiencing.
Google sent a conservative website an ultimatum: remove one of your articles, or lose the ability to make ad revenue on your website. The website was strong-armed into removing the content, and then warned that the page was “just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website.”
“Yesterday morning, we received a very bizarre letter from Google issuing us an ultimatum,” Shane Trejo, media relations director of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, wrote on The Liberty Conservative. “Either we were to remove a particular article or see all of our ad revenues choked off in an instant. This is the newest method that Big Brother is using to enforce thought control.”
The ultimatum came in the form of an email from Google’s ad placement service AdSense. The email specifically listed an article on The Liberty Conservative’s site, stating that the article violated AdSense’s policies.
Richard Spencer and Alex Jones both agree our only recourse is to sue these social media sites. I feel this is just a pipe dream, as a lawsuit would take too long and would probably be dismissed in the court system just as the DNC lawsuit was.
Jared Beck, attorney of the DNC lawsuit, said no one in today’s Judicial system can win unless they are rich and powerful. I have no idea how rich and powerful Jones or Spencer are, but if Google, Facebook, or Paypal are currently censoring them, it is clear to me they do not believe they have any recourse at all.
Beck made the statement he no longer wants to live in this Country, and he believes the Country now has an evil core. That is a powerful statement from an attorney such as Beck, as he is a sincere and true Patriot. He is now appealing the ruling in the DNC lawsuit; thus, proving he intends to go as far as he can go in fighting for the legitimacy of our failed voting system.
However, as we watch so many crucial issues popping out of the woodwork on a daily basis, it is hard to slow down and examine them all. However, the issue of Internet censorship is at the forefront of importance in my opinion. I think we all should take the time to review what appears to be our disappearing First Amendment Right. What will come next?