Comparing Police To Hitler Can Get You Banned From Facebook
Cop Block Post Banned From Facebook for Comparing Cops To Hitler
Just a few moments ago I went to check my Facebook notifications and saw the dreaded “You need to log in again” message that preceded all of my many Facebook bans. Since the account that I received the notification from is already banned from posting, and has been for over a week, I was pretty confused about this.
As a regular contributor to CopBlock.org, I am an admin of the Cop Block Facebook page. Another admin posted the image below, showing three still frames from a video of a cop setting a dog on a helpless suspect, then a frame of Hitler with a German shepherd, pointing out that the Nazis used dogs to hunt Jews in WWII. An astute observation, originally made by the fine folks of Police the Police.
Someone apparently reported the post, we’re not entirely sure if it was for violence or for racism, but in either case it’s fairly obvious that we’re not glorifying violence with this post, and we’re surely not promoting racial hatred. We’re pointing out government corruption and condemning it.
There’s been a rash of libertarians being banned from social networks. The great purge of Voluntaryist middle names from a few months back, a Statism is Slavery post mocking Che Guevara, and another comparing Obamacare to Hitler for a few older examples. More recently, Mark Dice and Stefan Molyneux were both banned from YouTube, followed by Josie the Outlaw, and Adam Kokesh being banned from Facebook.
Add to this the fact that Facebook has been limiting the reach of pages, in hopes of convincing them to buy advertisements, and the social media scene is starting to more closely resemble that of cable news, than the free and open internet we all hoped would bring citizen journalism to the forefront.
Here is the image that Facebook removed.
Be sure and stay in touch with your favorite content producers via their websites. Facebook and YouTube censorship is getting worse by the day, and it’s really becoming hard to believe they aren’t targeting libertarians. There are a lot of benefits to being on the most popular social networks, but many of us are relying on them way too heavily for our communications. It was bad enough that they helped the government spy on us, but now they’re helping the government with their perception problems, and that’s where we’re going to have to draw the line. Check out Diaspora, or Brutalist.me for alternative networks that won’t censor you for exposing government corruption.
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