Facebook yet again cowers to sharia law.
Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan met with Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday to assure the country that Facebook is committed to removing fake accounts and explicit, hateful and provocative material that incites violence and terrorism.
Of course, “hateful and provocative material” really means anything anti-Islamic. And Facebook has never shown any signs of having a backbone considering the site constantly caters to demands for censorship by world leaders.
Pakistan is so batshit insane, they will actually sentence you to death if you insult Muhammad on Facebook. If Facebook had any sense of decency they wouldn't pander to or even partake in discussions with Pakistan.
And as we previously reported, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has voiced his support for a wide-ranging crackdown on blasphemous content on social media.
On a side note, yours truly was banned for 30 days by Facebook for asking people in a group what the “best artist to listen to while playing” a video game is.
Perhaps Facebook has just had enough of me exposing their anti-freedom policies. In any case, it's not like I'm going to stop.