May 04, 2017

More Facebook censorship incoming! Facebook to hire 3000 people to remove content they classify as “hate speech”

StaffRebel Columnist

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the social media giant will be hiring 3000 more people – on top of the 4500 they currently have – to remove posts that violate their standards.

Zuckerberg began the announcement in a Facebook post mentioning live streamed videos in which someone hurt themselves or others. While you'd be hard pressed to find anyone opposed to removing these videos, he then follows it up by bringing up 'hate speech'.

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“If we're going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly. We're working to make these videos easier to report so we can take the right action sooner -- whether that's responding quickly when someone needs help or taking a post down.

Over the next year, we'll be adding 3,000 people to our community operations team around the world -- on top of the 4,500 we have today -- to review the millions of reports we get every week, and improve the process for doing it quickly,” he adds.

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Keep in mind that Facebook employees are generally very left-wing and went as far as suggesting they could manipulate the site to prevent a Donald Trump presidency.

“These reviewers will also help us get better at removing things we don't allow on Facebook like hate speech and child exploitation,” Zuckerberg said.

MORE: Facebook ADMITS to censoring Conservative websites while freely promoting left-wing ones

Again, removing things like child exploitation and working with authorities is fine. But what about so-called 'hate speech' against Islam? Zuckerberg has already expressed his feelings about “Islamophobia” after the San Bernardino attack in 2015.

In fact, the victims of the attack have filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google accusing them of AIDING the Islamic State. So it would seem only types of hate are deemed to be in violation of Facebook's terms of service.

“In addition to investing in more people, we're also building better tools to keep our community safe. We’re going to make it simpler to report problems to us, faster for our reviewers to determine which posts violate our standards and easier for them to contact law enforcement if someone needs help,” Zuckerberg writes.

Cuckerberg: Hypocrite Facebook CEO accuses employees of 'silencing speech' while he censors anti-refugee posts among other things

Speaking as someone who once got a 30 day ban for joking that a woman make me a sandwich (the most stereotypical sexist comment imaginable), expect this to lead to more censorship, deleted posts and bans across the board.

While it's hard to disagree with some of what Zuckerberg's saying, don't be fooled. Facebook's idea of a “safe community” is exactly like “safe spaces” created by social justice warriors on university campuses.

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commented 2017-05-05 06:59:57 -0400
My account got blocked from posting or commenting on Facebook for 24hrs for replying to someone’s comment. They had said that Ann Coulter was rejected from speaking at Berkeley, and I said “No, she cancelled the event there because of all of the rioters”

That’s not even a conservative comment. According to them, it violated the ‘Community Guidelines’. Though, anti-white racism doesn’t I guess.
commented 2017-05-05 02:47:43 -0400
Kelly Weber they did not violate the agreement, FB needs to quit violating it or change it to reflect the truth, they lie. And let me know when all the eco kooks stop using fossil fuels.
commented 2017-05-05 00:00:40 -0400
The alleged benefit of Facebook was widespread, open communication. Now that they are well on the way to “moderating” content based on whatever standards they choose to implement, beyond the mere moderation of keeping actual criminal activity off the service, the attraction ceases and they are on the slippery slope to irrelevance; they are beginning to lose public trust.
The slide will increase once there are other options in place, and in time there will be.
I haven’t used my account since they determined that all posted pictures are the perpetual property of Facebook. Bite me Zuckerberg.
commented 2017-05-04 22:22:00 -0400
There will come a day when the Facebook Police will show up at your door…
commented 2017-05-04 21:49:54 -0400
I had my face book “real name” attacked after i reported the MTV page for being racist. I logged the report with Facebook about MTV. Then, a day after they replied about the MTV complaint, i got a super nicely worded page telling me to use my real name, or lose my ability to log in. Fortunately, they haven’t been able to make the Real Name thing stick, and provided an easy way out, with out having to post ID. But it did mean that i lost my old user name that i had since 09.
commented 2017-05-04 21:44:16 -0400
3000 new employees can’t be cheep.
commented 2017-05-04 19:01:38 -0400
@ Edward – "There is a large amount of money to be made if you can round up some investors and besides competition is healthy. "

And I would love nothing more than to set up a data center in Ashburn where the major tier one Internet service provider’s fiber connections converge.

Ahhhh… but alas it is just a dream.
commented 2017-05-04 18:49:53 -0400
Peter Netterville: There is a large amount of money to be made if you can round up some investors and besides competition is healthy.
commented 2017-05-04 18:06:27 -0400
Zuckerberg talks about his community as if it is a “nation” or even a “continent” .In internet terms he is big enough to be a continent and his influence has grown obviously beyond self restraint .
Too many people are addicted to Zuckerberg’s cash cow . But maybe they should consider what real value it provides to their life .In most cases it adds no value and should be relegated to the computer waste basket.
commented 2017-05-04 17:35:03 -0400
Attention netizens of FaceBook Oceania: THERE WILL BE NO MOREOLDSPEAK” – by order of big brother himself. “Bellyfeel” will be required of all users, “blackwhite” principles only apply and only “Newspeak” is acceptable for online discourse – “Crimestop” will be in effect to prevent “crimethink” – Doublethink will guide you to proper public interface topics. “Miniluv” and “Minitruth” will directly oversee your submissions. Have a great experience on the "Safenet and Big Brother will see you all at “FBsoc” hate week. Hail Big Brother!
commented 2017-05-04 16:50:51 -0400
May be the answer to this is to design websites and blog sites specifically for Conservatives.
While I am against censorship, I guess if the site is privately owned & not in the public domain then the owners have the right to allow what they wish.

Free speech is very important to everyone, weather we agree or disagree with each other. We do need to respect each others right to have and to express opinions, but when a company is privately owned then I guess there is a bigger grey area as to what the site allows to be published.

It is just a thought!

We do need more news sites like Rebel News & Infowars where we can feel free to express our opinions openly. When you silence people, you create the potential for violence as there is no longer an outlet for frustration over insane progressive government or Liberal media policy.
commented 2017-05-04 16:17:08 -0400
In light of his past performance Mr. Zuckerberg’s pronouncements will have to prove their veracity by live performances.
commented 2017-05-04 16:03:20 -0400
Kelly Weber, your “logic” is flawed, like usual.

It is advantageous for them to maintain their Facebook account until it censured since they have exposure on Facebook.
commented 2017-05-04 15:28:00 -0400
If the Rebel is so against Facebook, they should delete their account. But they won’t.
commented 2017-05-04 14:55:26 -0400
Oh how I would like to have the money to set up the servers and Internet connections to host a free-speech zone where all, including the political right can say what they want.

Anyone have a couple million to invest? ;o)
commented 2017-05-04 14:50:01 -0400
I will never use Facebook. I will not allow an anonymous communist pro-islam retard determining what I should or should not say or write. Go to hell billionnaire Zuckerberg.
commented 2017-05-04 14:43:51 -0400
I wonder how much blood-money Zuckerberg received for his censorship compliance? And not only is he censoring, he’s reporting names, etc.
commented 2017-05-04 14:32:45 -0400
So, when it comes to social or political commentary it’s “The Zuckerberg Way Or The Highway”?… Now that’s good for free speech, right?…