Opinion from TheSorrentino.com – Revealed: Facebook’s secret censorship rule-book.

We wonder if TheSorrentino.com been affected by social media censorship? Our position there is pro-liberty. That is the lens through which we critique world events. We are classical liberals. We are for open minds, open hearts, and critical thought. This means however that we do focus on areas where some would like to erect or keep taboos. We want to discuss things that challenge the prevailing viewpoint. We feel that an educated citizenry is key to avoiding the dangers of totalitarianism and small mindedness. 

This puts us in conflict with many who fully embrace the politically correct worldview and the current unwritten speech codes. We are very familiar with the PC culture that is centered in many respects in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. (Home to Facebook, Twitter, and other similar companies.) An alternative reality world where using the word “rape” (as in raping the Earth etc) is practically a crime, it is not hard to imagine that someone reviewing our work which is not unceasingly critical of the president (though we are often very critical), pro-liberty, pro free market, and anti-statist might annoy some young PC indoctrinated censor. 

We hope that Facebook, which has been a good partner for us and a company with which we have done significant business can rethink the level of censorship it seems to be embracing currently. 

At Davos this year George Soros threatened Facebook and said that the company’s “days were numbered.” That is ridiculous. Who is George Soros to say this? However if Facebook keeps turning the screws on free thinkers it may in the long run blow itself up just as George Soros, who fears communication by everyday people, wants. 

 

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Please Facebook, embrace liberty, freedom, and open mindedness. At the very least embrace freedom if not liberty and open mindedness. The Internet was supposed to be a liberated place. 

(From The Daily Mail)

Dozens of Facebook employees gather to come up with the rules for what the site’s two billion users posting in hundreds of different languages should be allowed to say…

…Facebook employees, mostly young engineers and lawyers, meet every Tuesday morning to set the guidelines, and try to tackle complex issues in more than 100 different languages and apply them to simple yes-or-no rules, often in a matter of seconds.

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"Revealed: Facebook's secret censorship rule-book. Thousands of slides of banned 'hate groups', phrases and emojis that 7,500 lowly-paid moderators are supposed to use to police 2Billion users." Chris Dyer, DailyMail.co.uk., 2018-12-28.

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Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AC2NEWS.com and AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. He is also the founder of TheSorrentino.com. A political and communications consultant whose clients have spanned the political spectrum, his work has been featured at Chief Executive MagazineReason.com, NPR.com, Townhall, The Daily Caller, and many other publications. He has spoken at CPAC, The Commit Forum, The Atlas Summit, The US Chamber of Commerce, The National Press Club, and at other venues. Sorrentino is the Founder of Exelorix Consultants and a senior fellow at Future 500. He is also the author of the book Politicos, Predators, Payoffs, and Vegan Pizza. A graduate of Mary Washington College he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.