As I mentioned yesterday, new hate speech rules on social media threaten not only jihadis but those who oppose Jihadism and Islamisation - or even voice concerns over the migrant crisis. This actually looks like it could develop into a real problem. Is it possible I was too harsh on Robert Spencer's prediction that such rules were the beginning of the end and "that opponents of of jihad terror could be gone from the Internet within days"?
I have also posted on Ingrid Carlqvist here and here. Have a look at the posts. Do you think she produces hate speech?
From Jihad Watch.
“CENSORED: Facebook deletes a Gatestone author’s page!,” Gatestone Institute, June 2, 2016:
On Tuesday, the European Union (EU) announced a new online speech code to be enforced by four major tech companies, including Facebook and YouTube.
On Wednesday, Facebook deleted the account of Ingrid Carlqvist, Gatestone’s Swedish expert.
It’s no coincidence.
Ingrid had posted our latest video to her Facebook feed — called “Sweden’s Migrant Rape Epidemic.” As you can see, Ingrid calmly lays out the facts and statistics, all of which are meticulously researched.
It’s a video version of this research paper that Gatestone published last year.
But the EU is quite candid: it is applying a political lens to their censorship, and it now has teams of political informants — with the Orwellian title of “trusted reporters” — to report any cases of “xenophobia” or “hate speech” to Facebook for immediate deletion.
It’s political censorship. It’s outrageous. And it’s contrary to our western values of free speech, political freedom and the separation of mosque and state. But in another way, it’s a tremendous compliment — the world’s censors think that Gatestone Institute’s work is important enough and persuasive enough that it needs to be silenced.
Well, not if we have anything to say about it. We raised such a ruckus about this attack that the Swedish media started reporting on Facebook’s heavy-handed censorship. It backfired, and Facebook went into damage-control mode. They put Ingrid’s account back up — without any explanation or apology. Ironically, their censorship only gave Ingrid’s video more attention.
Facebook and the EU have backed down — for today. But they’re deadly serious about stopping ideas they don’t like. They’ll be back….
Read the rest here.