Mark Zuckerberg is $7 billion poorer as more companies join Facebook ad boycott

Angga B

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So they reveal themselves, eh. These people use mob pressure to the companies to "demand" facebook to actually censure things they hate and labeled thise things as hate speech, which shows how much "lobbying power" they already amassed by now.
If Facebook could not withstand this then how the rest smaller entities would, for example, techspot?
 

Angga B

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FB is free. FB has nothing to do with the first amendment, it is a business. Most platforms do not cater to racism or hate speech. That can be shown from your local diner to any online video game. Whether it's due to morals or profit.

What's funny is how many people decided to be publicly racist over the last 3-4 years. Go back to hiding behind your sheets. Sorry that confederate flag you wore on your back while screaming with a tiki torch will be on the internet long after you die. Who knows maybe you'll make it into a history book.


Google racist friendly forums? Or KKK social media? You can make your own forum?
Here you can make your own free forum. Maybe you'll be the next MySpace?
Will you let people show pornographic images?
How about obscure fetish porn?
How about links to infected sites?
What about talking about illegal activities?
How about fake images such as president XX with a XX up his XX?
Remember you can moderate however you want. Freedom of speech does not apply to an online forum or social media, never has. Matter of fact, Fox news bought MYSPACE.
What hate speech? Who is racist? Who give you the right to label people you don't even know, as such? You think you are better?

I tell you, tides always turn. There were times (note, plural) in history that people who think and act like you were labeled as weird, or simply worthless trash, and do not have any right let alone to speak.

You want to silent others is only because you think you are winning. Which you currently are, but the tide is turning and soon you'll regret what you asked for.
 

JimboJoneson

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Is that concluding these company are against free speech because someone feeling got hurt? I not liking hate or Facebook, but my hunch is this is part of bigger conspiracy. I not blame Facebook for what user post and also not believe in censor. These company getting free advertisement in news coverages by not paying for advertise though. very clever on them.

There is a bit of truth to what you are suggesting.

Does hate speech exist on social media platforms? I don't see it personally, but I assume so, yes. Until people themselves stop being *****s, *****ic expressions will be found in places where these people tend to express themselves. That's just the way it is.

There is an extremely tenuous line between "hate" and "offend". There is a program in place to obfuscate the distinction and make it a hate crime to offend others.

That is extremely dangerous for the masses, and requires replacing peoples critical thinking abilities with emotional reactions - this legitimizes being offended at everything, (which in reality just makes a person a loser), and reinforces the concept that out of context knee-jerk emotional reactions are appropriate responses vs critical thinking and responding intelligently.

By replacing peoples critical thinking abilities and abilities to understand context, with emotional knee-jerk reactions, you:

1) succeed in dividing the masses as they fight each other with their new found outrage culture ("divide" is a strategy in "conquer" (aka control)) and

2) have put people in a more manipulable state, as strong emotional reactions make one easy to control, and without critical thinking skills they won't understand or be able to see this as true. This puts the mind in a great state for one to be controlled by both the state, hidden programs, and corporations, so they all actually want to turn you into the same zombie, just each for their own reasons.

Its all about the ability to influence / control your decisions more easily, without you actually thinking objectively about it. They're just taking a note from the book of how religions have been controlling the masses for thousands of years, and can now apply that strategy through current technology (media and social media).

And I'm afraid those who can't already see this, have probably been led too far down that path already ... Everyone says, "I'm immune to that type of manipulation" ... yeah ok, tell that to the trillion dollar marketing industry ... it's not a trillion dollar industry because these tactics don't work ... its a trillion dollar industry because these tactics work extremely well without you realizing it.

Triggering emotions is how the advertising and media industry works - being triggered (aka being offended) means you are not in control of yourself, and if you are not in control of your own emotions ... then who, or what programs in your mind, are?

If we enable people being emotionally "triggered" at the littlest things, (aka as being offended), then we are playing right into the direction those that seek to influence our thoughts and decisions, want us to go.
 
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fl21289

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Okay... so where online is there free speech?

Seems like if I can't share my opinion online... anywhere...
THAT MY FRIEND IS THE END OF FREE SPEECH!
So liberals control media/corporations/online...

Yeah I'm also confused on what is going on. I have been off all SM for 4 years now... But if any of these social media outlets control what you post or say... then this ISN'T free speech. It's ok to filter out racism and profanity, but when it comes to someone's own opinion and you are blocking that. You are taking away their freedom of speech. Online or in person. The simple fix to all this... just unfriend or unfollow anything you don't like or you disagree with.
 

LeroN

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"Let’s send Facebook a powerful message: Your profits will never be worth promoting hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence"

So I assume they want most of the pro-BLM posts calling for killing cops and destroying cities removed, right? The fascists are unrelenting. They think they've found the perfect shield in the form of the race card. Its past time for the silent majority to show them how wrong they are. If the public doesn't start standing up to this RIGHT NOW we can kiss free speech and the rest of our civil liberties goodbye. #alllivesmatter
That's not correct. There are many "white" social groups on FB that doesn't like the "rebellion" in USA. They don't want to kneel and want to defense their properties and life. Such people are called racists. So big companies want to shut up such groups and eliminate their access to any social media.
You can share only ONE opinion in social media BLM.
 
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QuantumPhysics

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That's not correct. There are many "white" social groups on FB that doesn't like the "rebellion" in USA. They don't want to kneel and want to defense their properties and life. Such people are called racists. So big companies want to shut up such groups and eliminate their access to any social media.
You can share only ONE opinion in social media BLM.

The bulk of the destruction is actually being done by Antifa. The takeover of "CHAZ" (Chop, Chuba,etc) was Antifa White kids mostly. Had it been BLM alone, the government would have already gone back to the 1960's firehoses and dogs.

Now the government is up against their own kids, their kid's friends and their own family members turned against them.

They don't DARE to act now.
 
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PixelMediaArts

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The bulk of the destruction is actually being done by Antifa. The takeover of "CHAZ" (Chop, Chuba,etc) was Antifa White kids mostly. Had it been BLM alone, the government would have already gone back to the 1960's firehoses and dogs.

Now the government is up against their own kids, their kid's friends and their own family members turned against them.

They don't DARE to act now.
Agreed! Conveniently located in democratic states where Block Parties are all the rage :D
 

QuantumPhysics

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Agreed! Conveniently located in democratic states where Block Parties are all the rage :D

This insurrection couldn't have come at a better (worse?) time.

People have been locked away in their homes for months. 50,000,000 people either underemployed or unemployed due to Coronavirus - who weren't doing that great prior to January 2020. And now they all have masks and went out to buy guns.
 

wiyosaya

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Can someone explaining this? They are boycott because? The companies like or do not liking free speeches?
Look up SCOTUS decisions on 1st amendment right in the US. They do not include saying anything and everything you want at any time in any context.

The rulings support that the first amendment was intended to promote the free exchange of ideas. But many in the US seem not to get that. As the first amendment was intended to promote the free exchange of ideas, hate speech/inciting violence is not considered part of first amendment rights.

Whoever does not like that really does not understand the governmental system in the US. SCOTUS has decided this like it or not.
 
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wiyosaya

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That's not correct. There are many "white" social groups on FB that doesn't like the "rebellion" in USA. They don't want to kneel and want to defense their properties and life. Such people are called racists. So big companies want to shut up such groups and eliminate their access to any social media.
You can share only ONE opinion in social media BLM.
I think its amazing that many of the commenters here seem not to get that. It is like they did not take the time to read the article. :facepalm:
 

fireworksordie

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How about the people working at facebook who have to read just terrible profile after terrible profile? I feel bad for them. There are plenty of articles about people with terrible PTSD from moderating. And what if no one wants to do it? Then facebook couldn't censor at all.
 
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PEnnn

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I couldn't help noticing so many Russian bots here in this discussion.

Maybe it's their lousy, inflammatory English. But the same applies to those who are for hate speech (and are suddenly in love with Bookface); they're also and equally incompetent at using their own language!
 

Cubi Dorf

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Free speeches is concept not specific to any country or law of that country. when I talk of free speeches I am not talk of your country law. america may have crippled version of free speeches. I do not care. Facebook is global operation. your law should not impact on me.


Look up SCOTUS decisions on 1st amendment right in the US. They do not include saying anything and everything you want at any time in any context.

The rulings support that the first amendment was intended to promote the free exchange of ideas. But many in the US seem not to get that. As the first amendment was intended to promote the free exchange of ideas, hate speech/inciting violence is not considered part of first amendment rights.

Whoever does not like that really does not understand the governmental system in the US. SCOTUS has decided this like it or not.
 

AnalyzeThis

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I dont think you guys are fully understanding why there is a boycott . Its true that FREE SPEECH, is a right only on public property, but you can be asked to leave on private property. But the boycott is about THE LIBERAL VERSION of HATE SPEECH.

Meaning , Coca Cola and Honda, are boycotting any website that allows someone like me to post a MATHEMATICAL TRUTH, that makes people feel awkward. So if I were to get from the Chicago Police Department, the statistics of blacks killing blacks for 2020, and get statistics of whites killing blacks, and I post it, THEY consider that RACIST. THE LIBERAL MEDIA will boycott you and if you allow me to post an OBJECTIVE TRUTH, that makes a nonwhite race feel awkward. . So...my comment will now be deleted. I will be called a RACIST. Coca Cola will now threaten TECHSPOT to erase my comment. THE LIBERAL MEDIA is also boycotting Pro Trump stance. LIBERALS consider HATE SPEECH if someone says they voted for Trump.
 

AnalyzeThis

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LIBERALS consider what I am about to say HATE SPEECH:

1. I respect african americans. I feel for them for the adversities they have gone through for the past 200 years. And I want them to prosper and to have social justice, without prejudice , like I want for everyone.

2. I also respect vegetarians. I may not agree, but I respect the decision to avoid meat for health reasons, or stopping animal farm cruelty.

with that said, here are the 2 BASTARD groups of 1. and 2. I DO NOT LIKE!

BLACK LIVES MATTER and PETA.!!! They both have a SECRET AGENDA
 

AnalyzeThis

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Wow, I never was a fan of FB, mainly because it let me see how actually eff'd up alot of people I knew were, I didn't blame fb for the trashy people though cause I've always known they were around, I just didnt deal with it and went my own way, in a strange way FB helped because I could separate myself from those folks or at least be aware of them. imo seems alot of people are naive thinking platforms whose purpose is letting people vent would be all peace and rainbows.

I dont like where this censorship stuff is heading, I dont like the idea of pushing stuff into the shadows because it makes some people sad, if anything we need to face it head on and educate and ask why people think these things, it'll just repeat with what were doing now, and usually hit harder on the comeback.

its weird watching the u.s. slowly warp into a bad movie, like a frankenstein twist of idiocracy, demolition man and judge dredd, a bunch soft, emotional *****s with a violence fetish and judgemental ways sounds lovely doesnt it?
I dont think you guys are fully understanding why there is a boycott . Its true that FREE SPEECH, is a right only on public property, but you can be asked to leave on private property. But the boycott is about THE LIBERAL VERSION of HATE SPEECH.

Meaning , Coca Cola and Honda, are boycotting any website that allows someone like me to post a MATHEMATICAL TRUTH, that makes people feel awkward. So if I were to get from the Chicago Police Department, the statistics of blacks killing blacks for 2020, and get statistics of whites killing blacks, and I post it, THEY consider that RACIST. THE LIBERAL MEDIA will boycott you and if you allow me to post an OBJECTIVE TRUTH, that makes a nonwhite race feel awkward. . So...my comment will now be deleted. I will be called a RACIST. Coca Cola will now threaten TECHSPOT to erase my comment. THE LIBERAL MEDIA is also boycotting Pro Trump stance. LIBERALS consider HATE SPEECH if someone says they voted for Trump