Facebook is hiring an extra 3,000 Political Correctness commissars to censor the free speech on its social network.
The company announced on its blog earlier this week that it is clamping down on thought crime and censoring what it calls ‘hate speech’.
Facebook already is no stranger to censorship.
Two months ago a BNP Facebook admin was banned from using the network for 30 days for posting an article published by the Daily Express about Muslim rape gangs of Rotherham.
The additional 3,000 Facebook commissars will join an existing censorship bureau which already employs 4,500 people whose job it is to police the thoughts of its 2Billion+ users.
Exactly what constitutes ‘hate speech’ is unclear, that’s why Facebook rolled out its ‘Vice President of Public Policy for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa’ (quite a title!) Richard Allen to clarify:
“There is no universally accepted answer for when something crosses the line.”
Glad we’ve cleared that one up!
So one can fall foul of having committed crimes against Political Correctness by expressing any point of view that doesn’t sit well with the political opinions of the Facebook commissars.
If anyone is still in doubt, Mr Allen took a second stab at clarifying their ‘hate speech’ criteria:
“Our current definition of hate speech is anything that directly attacks people based on what is known as their “protected characteristics” — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, or serious disability or disease,”
Ever heard of ‘protected characteristics’? No, neither has anyone else.
The last social network to start policing opinions was Twitter when it booted off its network several high-profile rightwing-leaning personalities.
Of course, the political left cannot help themselves from imposing censorship, rules, and regulations because totalitarianism and authoritarianism are at the very core of left wing ideology itself.