Thursday, April 28, 2016

Facebook uses its "Community Standards" policy to engage in partisan politics

In my last post,  I commented on the course,  vulgar  language employed by many who engage in partisan politics and who wish to demonize their political opponents or those who support them.

Because I took exception to a hateful Facebook post attacking Donald Trump and referring to the presidential candidate as an "asshat" and his supporters as "uneducated morons," I found my post deleted and myself accused of violating Facebook standards and banned.

Incredible.  Facebook is obviously engaging in partisan politics.

My post:

And the fallout for commenting on a Trump-basher's hate:


Ryan T. said...

Facebook is trying to manipulate the election process:

Peter said...

The solution is simple: delete your account. I did that after you posted the post about the anti-Catholic page on Facebook. They messaged me after I complained and said the page didn't breach their standards, but it did mine, so I deleted my account and I haven't looked back.

Brandon said...

And yet, a page calling on Trump to be assassinated doesn't violate Facebook standards? Those people are hypocritical pigs.

Athol/OrangeCatholic said...

So this Bonnie character can insult Donald Trump and his supporters and Trump can be threatened. But complain about it and YOUR the problem?


David said...

This Bonnie Copestick comes across as mentally damaged and unhinged. But then, like most Trump protesters, she obviously has anger problems.

Protesters at a Trump rally rocked police cars and jumped up and down on them. They also beat a Trump supporter:

Alex said...

I'm still trying to understand Facebook's logic...this Copestick character is allowed to publically trash Trump and His followers but one can't say anything about it? You didn't insult her, she insulted others.


Anonymous said...

From the Los Angeles Times:

Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to the Republican presidential candidate.

Traffic came to a halt as a boisterous crowd walked in the roadway, some waving American and Mexican flags. Protesters smashed a window on at least one police cruiser, punctured the tires of a police sport utility vehicle, and at one point tried to flip a police car.

About five police cars were damaged in total, police said, adding that some will require thousands of dollars' worth of repairs.

"Dump the Trump," one sign read. Another protester scrawled anti-Trump messages on Costa Mesa police cars.

Supporters and protesters show up in full force at Trump rally in Orange County

Donald Trump's rally in Costa Mesa attracted throngs of supporters and detractors.

"I'm protesting because I want equal rights for everybody, and I want peaceful protest," said 19-year-old Daniel Lujan, one of hundreds in a crowd that appeared to be mostly Latinos in their late teens and 20s.

"I knew this was going to happen," Lujan added. "It was going to be a riot. He deserves what he gets."

Video footage showed some anti-Trump demonstrators hurling debris at a passing pickup truck. One group of protesters carried benches and blocked the entrance to the 55 Freeway along Newport Boulevard, with some tossing rocks at motorists near the on-ramp.

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