October 21, 2017

Terrorism runs riot on social media while “Big Brother” silences criticism of Islam

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

As governments across the West increasingly view the internet as a public utility, the push to regulate it grows, but could this just be a Big Brother strategy that furthers a political agenda to control what we can see on the web? 

The consequences contemplated by partisan governments for viewing, posting or even hosting what the state defines as “extremist content” are alarming, and include hefty fines and hard time.

It’s positively Orwellian.

Facebook defines hate speech in part, as attacks on people based on their race, gender, and faith and while the site’s rules don’t include protection for political affiliation, it has been accused of targeting and censoring partisan content.

Over the summer, Germany introduced laws punishing social media companies with a maximum fine of $53M if content the government deems hateful, or criminal isn’t removed within 24 hours.

Now British Prime Minister Teresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd may be following suit as they too push for new legislation to allow government to police social media content, allegedly in order to stop terrorism.

At a Conservative Party Conference earlier this month, Rudd announced that those who repeatedly view terrorist content online could face up to 15 years in prison, adding, “I want to make sure those who view despicable terrorist content online, including jihadi websites, far-right propaganda and bomb-making instructions, face the full force of the law.”

Based on her statement, Rudd’s definition of extremism should also encompass violent left wing groups like Antifa, but will it?

We need to safeguard against threats, but we can also be concerned about how social media giants and governments might exploit regulations to increasingly censor legitimate conservative content.

How can we help stop terrorism when criticism of the ideology that inspires it, is censored?

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commented 2017-10-24 00:37:13 -0400
@Ron Joseph :
In 1986 in traveling , spent 6 months in Bangladesh , and experienced their army ethnic cleaning the Buddhist Hill Tribes that were farming along the border with Burma ( Myanmar ) .
The regular Sunni’s were fine , but the Salafist (Wahhabi) intel officers were pure evil .Thousands , maybe hundreds of thousands of Buddhists have died over the years as this was policy , not a one reaction scene.
Saudi Arabia has 560 Wahhabi mosques and schools that they fund at a cost of one billion . Wahhabi Sunni Islam is the ideology that spawns Al Qaeda , ISIS , the Taliban etc. Saudi Arabia is the home of this control ideology that has disguised itself as a religion . It is a danger to mankind , that Saudi Arabia has been promoting for the last 30 plus years . Iran , Iraq , Syria , Lebanon , the Shia Cresent , are not the problem . But Sunni nations that have been influenced by the Wahhabis’s are .
commented 2017-10-23 09:30:23 -0400
Ron Joseph, I agree with your solutions.
Islamofascists are working hard to send them to Canada instead.
commented 2017-10-23 01:24:13 -0400
Tammie—Give it Liberal attention and give them some rice or something, but don’t bring these diseased looking people here.
Its hard to get info on this, but Monks have been peaceful in the 40 years that I have read about them, and I sure can’t say the same for Islamic people. (maybe 40 hours)
Solution: Pay Bangladesh to keep them.
commented 2017-10-23 01:22:46 -0400
Keith, thanks for the link. I will look into this.
commented 2017-10-23 00:52:09 -0400
Wasn’t it Iqra Khalid’s riding that booked a library to hold a public meeting this past spring on the “plight of muslims in Burma” then, wouldn’t allow some tickets holders to attend. I think David Menzies did a report on this.
This was charted to be given Liberal attention and support months ago.
commented 2017-10-22 22:46:31 -0400
Looks like Ezra was right about Trudeau taking in Rohingya Musslims. Sunday night news has said that the Liberal Government has appointed and is sending the famous political loser Bob Ray to
Myanmar to discuss the situation.
Why is this Canada’s problem? We pay billions to these Clubs like the UN. to take of these situations.
In two years, Trudeau’s refugees are 80% to 90% unemployed; we are not a world power, we can’t afford any more welfare people.
Instead, bring in 30 thousand White S. African Refugees who are being killed by the Blacks. They are entrepreneurs and will help our economy.
commented 2017-10-22 14:46:19 -0400
Little Grey Cells channel has uploaded videos with examples of censorship. I watched them a few months ago, and will share here.
Where did your comments and likes go? (part way through the video,Seamus is referring to Pat Condell)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrVjIM95PKE

Trudeau and Google- An Interesting Relationship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD4PHjbgH24

Internet Censorship About To Get Explosive!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed_Us5Jt9mA
commented 2017-10-22 14:17:07 -0400
Holly, you’re right, it is positively Orwellian!

Facebook Reportedly Complies With Pakistan’s Demand to Censor ‘Blasphemy’ as Call to Hang Blasphemer Trends on Twitter

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/03/28/facebook-complies-pakistan-demand-blashpemy-trend-twitter/

Mark Zuckerberg and Merkel Caught on Hot Mic Saying Facebook Will Censor Anti-Migrant Posts

http://usdefensewatch.com/2017/01/mark-zuckerberg-and-merkel-caught-on-hot-mic-saying-facebook-will-censor-anti-migrant-posts/

This report is dated March 16/16
Report: Zuckerberg Meets With China’s Censorship Chief
But it’s unlikely a free and open Facebook will launch anytime soon.
https://www.pcmag.com/news/343062/report-zuckerberg-meets-with-chinas-censorship-chief
commented 2017-10-22 11:18:24 -0400
Holly, I would be interested to hear your analysis of the idea that Google is not just censoring conservatives with their search engine- as has been proved, but that they have somehow targeted individual conservatives to thwart any kind of effective search on any kind of conservative topics.
I cite my own experience as a conservative Google user lately – of having nonsense come up that has nothing to do with my search, regularly.

I just Googled – why does google not provide appropriate search info anymore – and some interesting stuff came up, then I added – i’m conservative – to that, and WOW!

I ask you look into this because the effect of this targeted curtailment of information has been to cause me to not pursue the line of search I was on – out of the frustration of being consciously hampered!
That is a very powerful and effective form of oppression…
commented 2017-10-22 11:10:22 -0400
JILL AND JOHN WARD commented, “I guess it is just me but I find it interesting that “far right” groups etc are the topic of the day yet from all which I have been seeing and reading, it is the far left (antifa, islam , blm)”.
The “far right” threat is bogeyman created by the left and we have to stop buying into that narrative. Nazis and Fascists are on the left with their Communist, socialist cousins. The KKK are are product of the Democrats. On the political spectrum, we have 100% government on the far left (why the supremacist left/globalists are allies with the supremacist Islamofascists) and on the far right you have no government, that is, anarchy.
commented 2017-10-22 11:00:57 -0400
“Now British Prime Minister Teresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd may be following suit as they too push for new legislation to allow government to police social media content, allegedly in order to stop terrorism.”
That was the strategy of the left and globalists from the outset. They allow terrorism to take place, and then say you have to give up your freedoms in order “to stop terrorism.” Machiavellian.
commented 2017-10-22 10:18:25 -0400
I guess it is just me but I find it interesting that “far right” groups etc are the topic of the day yet from all which I have been seeing and reading, it is the far left (antifa, islam , blm) which are the violent, racist , terrorists- NOT THE RIGHT and from what I am seeing the “far right” has done nothing for some time and yet every group wanting to protect their country, freedoms, democracy and race are the “far right” where the media and governments are concerned. MORE LIBERAL /LEFT BRAINWASHING!
commented 2017-10-22 02:10:26 -0400
Space Moose damn rights and we know from history where that leads.
commented 2017-10-22 00:17:41 -0400
Islamofascim is in; criticizing it, is out! The globalists have spoken….dissenting views will be “suspended from the platform”, and government agencies will seek your arrest. Well folks, it’s time we create a platform which will leave the hypocritical censors in the dust!

Remember, if arrested for criticizing Islamic ideology, remain silent! Let them work really hard at proving your charge is trial worthy! If the government lackies proceed, delay, delay, delay!
commented 2017-10-21 23:24:07 -0400
I just can’t figure out Britain; whenever there is a terrorist attack, the British citizens get scolded and punished by new laws against them for only speaking out against Islam. The Politicians Cameron, Amber Rudd, and the old cow Theresa May don’t seem to deport or go after possible future terrorists.
Nigel Farage said recently that 118 people sneak in the UK every day. Sounds familiar.
commented 2017-10-21 20:19:59 -0400
As far as the left is concerned, only their point of view is allowed.
commented 2017-10-21 20:14:37 -0400
I can’t believe the rebel hasn’t pounced on Trudope scolding Quebec for the burqa ban . It should be banned across the country . Just look at how many countries are doing it . Many of these countries are ahead of Canada on this road . But we are on the same road . How much shit has to hit the fan before people wake up . Trudeau claims he all for women’s rights and equality so either the men start wearing them or the women stop . This has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with Iran and Saudi Arabia . The biggest contributors for terrorism and money for building Mosques around the world . This is another reason to use Canadian oil and quit cutting our own throats with our own money . Every dollar spent on middle east oil comes back to bite us . This is why Trudeau wants to kill the Alberta oil . He doesn’t care what Canadians think or say .
commented 2017-10-21 19:21:47 -0400
Bravo Zulu commented – “That is why the police are becoming the enemy of the people and supporters of terror.”

The police are just the mindless, soulless golems of the state – if the state is corrupt/evil, the police will mirror this.
commented 2017-10-21 19:13:08 -0400
Far easier to arrest the senior citizen who expresses their concerns over the evil cult of islam – than to actually fight terror.

That is why the police are becoming the enemy of the people and supporters of terror.
commented 2017-10-21 18:44:58 -0400
Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no evil. Our Lords and Masters have spoken! Hitler would have been proud of our, so called, Political Leaders. I am sure the Muslims are.

When an Islamic Preacher stands up and says that Muslims intend to kill all Jews and Christians, will he also be persecuted?

The Leaders of the New World Order are beginning too show their colors.

Strike, with all thy might, those who would suppress us
commented 2017-10-21 18:43:30 -0400
Thank goodness for real People like Mr. President Trump…Steve Bannon (All Breitbart News Network Reporters)..Ezra Levant..(All The Rebel Media Reporters) Geert Wilders..etc…We can defeat the scourge of the liberalist/globalist wingnuts on the Planet Earth..They are about to go down with a mighty BOOM! of the hammer from the Civilized portion of the population of the West..Stay vigilant..they will kick and scream holy bloody murder…stay vigilant and on guard…
commented 2017-10-21 18:18:18 -0400
The internet (content) robber barrons (FB, Twitter, Google, Youtube) are about to go down in a massive anti trust trial and resultant civil la suits.
commented 2017-10-21 18:11:31 -0400
Might exploit? With an Islamofascist government that promotes ‘Islamophobia’ laws , we all know what is coming down the turnpike.