Despite Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spouting some of the most outrageous anti-Semitic conspiracy theories out there, Facebook has deemed his content as fit for its publishing platform. This comes after the social media giant outright banned controversial conspiracy theorist and “Infowars” founder, Alex Jones.
The controversial Farrakhan has previously argued that government agencies are run by Jews who are hell-bent on oppressing African Americans. Earlier this year at a Saviours’ Day event, Farrakhan declared that the “powerful Jews” were his “enemy.”
The Jews are also “responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men,” he said, according to New York Magazine.
“Farrakhan has pulled the cover off the eyes of the Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through,” he continued. “You good Jews better separate because the satanic ones will take you to hell with them because that’s where they are headed.”
But though much of this sort of hate speech is reflected in his social media postings, Facebook sees nothing wrong with his online behavior.
According to the Daily Caller, Farrakhan continues to get away with posting wildly offensive videos to his Facebook page, which has almost 1 million followers:
“Videos posted to Farrakhan’s Facebook page show the Nation of Islam leader claiming that Jews are secretly controlling government agencies to suppress black Americans and blaming Jews for “weaponizing” marijuana with “chemicals” to “feminize” black men.”
Despite such assertions, a Facebook spokeswoman confirmed to the outlet that his posts do not violate their publishing standards.
Facebook defines hate speech as:
“A direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disease or disability. We also provide some protections for immigration status. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation.”
The FBI has been the worst enemy of Black advancement. The Jews have control over those agencies of government.
Posted by Minister Louis Farrakhan on Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Facebook did, however, shift its view toward Farrakhan after he released a video in which he asserted that Hollywood encouraged interracial marriage and vehemently argued that such marital unions cause the black race to become “mongrelized.”
As the Daily Caller reported, the Facebook spokeswoman got back in touch to assure them that Farrakhan had now crossed the line:
“After this article was published, the spokeswoman called back and said that a closer review by the company’s content monitors determined Farrakhan’s use of the word ‘mongrelized’ did violate Facebook’s rules, and that the video would be deleted.”
Earlier this week, Facebook unpublished four pages run by Alex Jones for “repeated violations of community standards,” according to the Guardian. Both YouTube and Apple also removed Infowars content featuring Alex Jones. Spotify has also removed the entirety of one of Jones’s podcasts for “hate content.”
Jones responded with a Twitter tirade and several feature pieces posted to Infowars.
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“They are making their big move right now, folks,” Jones said in a video posted to Twitter, in which he can be seen gagged by a piece of tape that says “Censorship.” “Whatever you do, get the word out. They think they’re gonna defeat America ahead of the midterms. They think they can be funded by communist China and get away with it. They can’t, we’re gonna win.”
“The internet Dark Ages has now descended upon us, where radical left-wing tech giants run by deranged, mentally ill communists will decide whether your content qualifies as “hate speech,”” wrote one reporter in a piece at Infowars. “What is hate speech? It’s anything uttered by a conservative.”
(H/T: Daily Caller)