As the Islamic world continues on their modern-day crusade to purge the world of “infidels” by shooting, stabbing, beheading and burning those who oppose the “religion of peace,” the Western world is embroiled in idiocy. The left appears infinitely more-concerned with offending the delicate sensibilities of the Muslim world- both the peaceful and the murderous adherents of the religion- than they are with protecting the Western world from Islamic terrorism, a threat which the U.S. president refuses to cite as a danger.
Nowhere is this idiocy more prevalent than in Europe, a continent with a history of extreme tolerance of multiculturalism and lenient immigration policies that have produced catastrophes that could have been easily avoided with stringent immigration policies.
Those who disfavor the kind of policies that have weakened Europe have garnered the wrath of the “tolerant” left. This week, the UK’s parliament debated a travel ban for Donald Trump who proposed temporarily suspending Muslim immigration to the U.S. until we can assess and strengthen our national security measures.
To aid the Muslim world in their efforts to escape scrutiny or criticism, Facebook, the social media giant who serves more and more as the gatekeeper of what is and is not allowable speech, has begun a campaign in Europe to censor those who disapprove of Europe’s permissive border and immigration policies.
The U.S.-based group launched its “Initiative for Civil Courage Online” in Berlin, pledging over 1 million euros ($1.09 million) to support non-governmental organizations in their efforts to counter racist and xenophobic posts.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said hate speech “has no place in our society”, including in the Internet.
Facebook’s ground rules forbid bullying, harassment and threatening language, but critics say it does not enforce them properly.
On Friday, the firm said it had hired a unit of the publisher Bertelsmann to monitor and delete racist posts on its platform in Germany.
The company may cite a need to purge “racism” from the pages, but any who have utilized Facebook to promote even the most-minor conservative content has run afoul of Facebook’s algorithms that are quick to suspend accounts and threaten based on any potentially “offensive” content that includes, but is not limited to, mere policy discussions or politically incorrect memes.
While this is not a First Amendment issue as Facebook has a right to conduct themselves however they wish, the prospect that so much of the world’s communication runs-through the tech juggernaut should frighten any and all who believe in the free exchange of ideas and opinions.