Facebook Refuses to Remove “Assassinate Donald Trump” Page
While censoring posts mildly critical of feminism, Facebook has refused to remove a page entitled “Assassinate Donald Trump,” claiming that it doesn’t violate the company’s “community standards”.
After a Facebook user reported the page, Facebook responded by saying it would take no further action.
“We reviewed the Page you reported for having a credible threat of violence and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards,” states the message.
While open calls to assassinate a presidential candidate are apparently fine, Facebook takes a much harsher stance when it comes to criticism of radical feminism.
The post below that pointed out some of the hypocrisies embodied by feminists was removed because it “didn’t follow Facebook Community Standards”.
Another post that accused a feminist of being “incapable of forming an argument” was also deleted by Facebook.
Facebook also removed a post that simply challenged the narrative that Trump supporters were racist.
So in summary: Calling for the assassination of Trump is fine, arguing that his supporters aren’t racist – NOT FINE.
The social network is also less tolerant of remarks that are critical of the migrant influx currently swamping Europe.
Last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to work on a scheme to censor and fine Germans for “xenophobic” Facebook posts about migrants. The program, designed to combat “hate speech,” is also being overseen by left-wing activist Anetta Kahane, a former member of the East German Stasi.
As we previously reported, it took Twitter over 6 months to remove an account entitled “Kill Trump,” while the company has been noticeably more pro-active when it comes to censoring conservatives for having the wrong politics.