Facebook says white nationalist and white separatist content now officially banned from platform

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/27/facebook-says-it-will-ban-whit.html

In a statement announcing the official ban, Facebook says the ideologies are “inherently hateful.”

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What the actual fuck too them so goddamn long? Oh yeah. Eyeballs and ad money.

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Good and well… the proof will be in the pudding. It will be interesting to see where they draw the line on white nationalist/separatist/supremacist content

Well, interesting for other people. I dropped them a while ago so I won’t be looking.

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Rearranging deck chairs at this point.

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Yeah it’s kind of like putting on your seatbelt after a car accident.

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i don’t use FB, but if it amps up the pressure on the rest of the platforms, i’m all for it.

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Facebook also committed to trying to deprogram people who try to post white separatist and white nationalist content to the platform by presenting them with pop-up redirects.

image Maybe you were looking for redstate.com?

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I’m done with FB. Time to do something else.

I’m out of “impressed” pigment, but I have three tubes of “skeptical” left. Color me with that.

What I’m surprised they aren’t doing is creating a white nationalist friendly splinter platform. Talk about a potential gold mine. Those people buy anything. They could call it… Hoodbook?

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I’ll believe it when I see it.

But I’m certainly not expecting to see that Tucker Carlson or Steve King will get their accounts locked any time soon.

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Deplatform right? I mean, FB isn’t looking to send people to reprogramming centers are they? /s

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Gab used to be the preferred far right platform, but even they are becoming scared at how far some fascists want to go.

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Or ads from that bitch Trump…

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Better ten years late than never?

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Countdown to the articles claiming Twitter and Facebook are the real racists for blocking racists.

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That’s why I think FB needs to build the platform. They’ve shown time and time again that they really don’t give a fuck. As long as the ducats roll in.

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After years and years of bullshit about how they can’t possibly moderate their platform. Years and years of aiding and abetting right-wing zealots to the degree that it’s a global problem again. Fuck Facebook.

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100-little-late-now

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'We can’t possibly moderate our platform" = “It’d be too expensive to moderate our platform.”

The fact this took so long is a great demonstration of how computer engineers are great at solving computing engineering problems, but their focus on systems and processes kinda shoots right past human-level existence.

I got off Fb a year or so ago – too old, too annoyed – but just like a chemical factory that just dumps arsenic into the water table because it’s cheap, FB has done a lot of bad, bad crap not just in the name of making money, but, like all stock-driven corporations, making as much money as possible with no costs paid.

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