Hundreds of protesters converged on Times Square last month, demanding that Democrat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar be yanked from her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
They were supposed to have a billboard on Times Square but it couldn’t happen, in part because of heavy handed Facebook censorship. Organizer of the protest, Joe Diamond, relates that his fund raising campaign was “pulled by Facebook.”
After Omar made public statements downplaying the September 11 terrorist attacks and promoting antisemitism, the effort to have her removed went into full swing.
In my lifetime I cannot think of any other politician who presents a bigger threat to the alliance between the US and Israel and to America’s Jews. This woman is an ardent antisemite and she doesn’t even try to hide it.”
Mark Zuckerberg is officially on record assuring Muslims in the Facebook community, that “as the leader of Facebook” he wants them to know they’re “always welcome.” Not only that, “we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you.”
It’s obvious that Muslims rely on his word that they would get special treatment. When “technologist” Mohammed Mohanna got a notice from Facebook that one of his posts violated their “community standards,” Mohanna immediately cried on his blog that Zuckerberg promised he wouldn’t do that.
“After posting Hitler Quotes talking about The Zionists, Facebook has freezed my account and deleted the posts. Anyway, even if the post wasn’t acceptable in way, I felt offended by Facebook.”
Muslims are supposed to get a free pass on hate speech, right?
“Notice that Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook will ‘fight to protect’ Muslim rights. This is just a part of the game otherwise credibility will be lost.”
He even shows a copy of Zuckerberg’s post to prove it.
Recently, a hearing was convened in Ottowa, Canada, where lawmakers from a dozen different countries were to grill Facebook top executives about “the spread of online disinformation.”
Neither Mark Zuckerberg or his Chief Operations Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, appeared before the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy for questioning.
Instead they sent some underlings, Kevin Chan, public policy director for Canada, and Neil Potts, global public policy director. “We’re told you’re not even in the top 100 executives at Facebook,” Canadian Parliament member Bob Zimmer, fumed. He’s the co-chair for the Committee.
The next time one of them steps foot in the country, they’ll be hauled in to court, member Charlie Angus advises. “Should Mr. Zuckerberg or Ms. Sandberg come to Canada for any reason, for a tech conference or to go fishing, they should be served a summons.”
British panel member Damian Collins summed up after the hearing, “Mark Zuckerberg’s persistent refusal to appear in front of this committee shows he does not want to be held to account for the record of his company.”