EXPOSED: Facebook Censored 2.5 MILLION “Hate Speech” Posts Between January and March
Social media giant Facebook has admitted that it removed 2.5 million posts which were deemed “hate speech” from their platform between January and March of this year.
This represents a 56% increase in “hate speech” posts which were taken down when compared with the October-December period last year.
Of these 2.5 million, 38% (just under a million) were detected by Facebook’s automated content monitoring system, and may well not have been even looked at by any staff members at Facebook before they were removed.
The rest were all flagged by other users of the service who viewed the content as hateful enough to be removed.
The latest statistics from Facebook also reveal that 583 million “fake” accounts were closed down in the first three months of 2018, yet estimate that 3-4% of all amounts on the platform are still fake.
Speaking to Kipper Central, Reece Coombes – Deputy Chairman of Young Independence, UKIP’s youth wing – said: “‘Hate speech’ is simply a euphemism for ‘thought crime‘, the likes of which is seen in Orwell’s 1984.
“Clearly, nobody wants to see racist or homophobic abuse but open, honest debate about immigration, multiculturalism and, yes, even the so-called ‘Religion of Peace’ should not only be permitted but encouraged, for it is free debate which has led to the greatest decisions and policies of human history, and it will continue to do so if we defend its ability to flourish.”
Speaking exclusively to Kipper Central, UKIP London Assembly Member David Kurten said: “Facebook is now engaged in one of the largest censorship programs in history.
“They report that 62% of the 2.5 million posts it censored as ‘hate speech’ were due to complaints by users who found them to be simply offensive or disagreeable.
“It is of course right to prevent spreading incitement to violence, but the idea of ‘hate speech’ is being used by left-wing cultural Marxists who have a totalitarian intolerance towards anyone who disagrees with their opinion.
“Free speech should be allowed and promoted, particularly by Facebook which has a near monopoly on its genre of social media.”