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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Some far right wackos and some far left nutters are being booted off of Facebook, which is a private entity and does not have to accept everyone.
    The problem with that idea is the word "some". When poster A can say X on FB yet poster B may not then that creates a huge problem.
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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The problem with that idea is the word "some". When poster A can say X on FB yet poster B may not then that creates a huge problem.
    How so? Is there a Facebook expectation that everyone will be treated the same? There are thousands of people on FB. How can anyone monitor everything that anyone posts?


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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    How so? Is there a Facebook expectation that everyone will be treated the same? There are thousands of people on FB. How can anyone monitor everything that anyone posts?
    Absolutely not, which is the problem.
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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The problem with that idea is the word "some". When poster A can say X on FB yet poster B may not then that creates a huge problem.
    Yes it does. For instance I found several references to people wanting Obama hung, Hillary put before a fire squad, and other right-wing nutjob comments that were never removed nor the person banned.

    The right-wing nutjobs are whining and nothing more. There isn't a grand conspiracy to kick them off. Here's a hint, if you have a LOT of people visiting your Facebook page such as Alex Jones Facebook page (before they removed him) chances are your comments are going to be scrutinized higher than Joe Blow Trump supporter spouting off violent rhetoric and lies. I've reported numerous comments from right-wing nutjobs on Facebook yet nothing was ever done with them.

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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    How so? Is there a Facebook expectation that everyone will be treated the same? There are thousands of people on FB. How can anyone monitor everything that anyone posts?
    According to FB's terms of service, they do at least try to treat everyone the same. Of course, as you said, watching everyone all the time isn't practical.
    American brownshirts include (1) most people who say they're conservative (but aren't), (2) the libertarian-right, and (3) people who approve of Trump's presidency. They are the real enemy of the people.

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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Absolutely not, which is the problem.
    Life is not fair.

    And it never will be. I've been trying in vain to convince my 13 year old grandson of that fact.


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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Life is not fair.

    And it never will be. I've been trying in vain to convince my 13 year old grandson of that fact.
    Deny him social media access just to drive that point home.
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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    How so? Is there a Facebook expectation that everyone will be treated the same? There are thousands of people on FB. How can anyone monitor everything that anyone posts?
    you're kidding right?

    in case you aren't....Facebook has over 2 BILLION users last I heard probably getting close to 3 worldwide.

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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Trump View Post
    you're kidding right?

    in case you aren't....Facebook has over 2 BILLION users last I heard probably getting close to 3 worldwide.
    Holy crap. No one can possibly monitor that many. That's roughly a third of humanity.


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    Re: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Like Farrakhan?

    A man who has been touted as an important figure for many on the left and was only kicked off the site as being called far-right. As what could be seen as an attempt to appear fair. But the fact remains that the choice to remove his account as well as several other left leaning ones. Might have been a purely "political" one to make.
    As discussed, Farrakhan's a very odd mix. Many on the clearly defined left have been silenced.
    Those who demand the destruction of heroic men like Julian Assange and Antonio Moreira Antunes would perhaps be happier living in Putin's Russia, where journalists are routinely murdered for speaking truth.

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