By Ann Brown
When it comes to freedom of speech all things are not equal on Facebook. When some users express their freedom they are censored. Others are free to say what they want, so it seems. Facebook, according to its own policies, when it comes to so-called “hate” speech tends to protect white males over Black children. Is this a form of Facebook content policy apartheid?
The proof is in the evidence. Facebook is banning content or de-monetizing with Black people speaking out against racism and white supremacy. Yet, when white males do the opposite, they are not censored as much. Leaked Facebook training documents show how the tech giant deals with white supremacy, racism–and there is a difference. The documents, which were obtained by Motherboard, were supposedly used to train Facebook moderators on white supremacy following the death of a protester in Charlottesville in August 2017.
Facebook does not have to censor content by law. “A 1996 federal law gave most tech companies, including Facebook, legal immunity for the content users post on their services. The law, section 230 of the Telecommunications Act, was passed Click here to read entire article