By Free Thinkers Collective March 13, 2022
A "temporary new policy" announced by Facebook's parent company Meta confirmed on Thursday that it will now allow both Facebook and Instagram users to call for violence against Russians.
This change is an update to the company's hate speech policy, which bars users from publishing violent posts.
"In light of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, we made a temporary exception for those affected by war, to express violent sentiments toward invading armed forces such as "death to the Russian invaders," a Meta spokesperson said in a statement to CBS News.
The spokesperson said the policy change is "designed to preserve voice and expression for people who are facing invasion."
The "temporary allowance" will also extend to posts calling for the assassination of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin or the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, and applies to users in Russia (where Facebook is now banned) Ukraine, and Poland.
According to the details, these calls for violence will be allowed as long as they don’t include the location or method of violence, an email seen by Reuters allegedly says.
The policy on calls for violence to Russian soldiers applies to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
Meanwhile Facebook and Instagram are well known for censoring users free-speech and bans individuals for far-less harmful posts. From Christians who criticize transgenders and their grooming of children to conservatives that post about corruption in the voting process, doctors who recommend against COVID inoculations and even politicians who post their own views that contradict what Facebook deems "harmful".
This looks more like an incremental step to normalize the targeting and dehumanization of a selected political enemy group. Today it's the Russians tomorrow it's "conspiracy theorists" or "anti-vaxxors" that spread "harmful disinformation".
When Billion dollar big-tech oligarchs become the arbiters, allowed to determine morality, they can point their fingers at whoever they deem to be today's villain.
This was warned about in George Orwell's novel 1984, where he cautioned us about the "2 minutes of hate" which was the daily, public event during which the public where allowed to openly express their hatred and call for death of the delegated enemies of the state.
The purposes of this was to provide the drone-like citizens with an outlet for their personal hatred and frustrations, as well as allow them to vent their existential anguish towards politically scapegoated enemies of the super-state.
The process helped to make the people lose their sense of individuality. They are meant to show the same emotions about the same things at the same time. Anyone not visibly showing the same uniform emotional responses would be guilty of "wrong think".
Furthermore, the "2 minutes of hate" provoked a more "patriotic mindset" (brainwashed mind).
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