First Amendment free speech protections under attack
Banning hate speech, whether real or imagined, is morphing onto a mighty venture. To no one’s surprise the Democrat desire for universal mail-in ballots — opposition to which they call “voter suppression” — has found its way into the mix.
Coca-Cola, Dockers, Hershey’s and Levi’s announced on Friday they will be “pausing” or cut advertising budgets on all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram globally. This is the updating list of advertisers who have jumped on-board the far-left #StopHateForProfit.
And wouldn’t you know? The impetus for the campaign was the death of the now martyred, career criminal George Floyd. In his name, businesses have been looted and torched, police have had cinder blocks thrown at their heads, their vehicles set on fire, their departments defunded, historic national monuments have been ripped down, and city blocks have been taken over by anarchists as chaos reigns.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg now disingenuously claims that under its new policies, “Facebook will ban ads that claim people from a specific race, ethnicity, nationality, caste, gender, sexual orientation or immigration origin are a threat to the physical safety or health of anyone else.” He’s been mysteriously silent as hordes of vandals have run amok.
GOP politicians and conservatives have flocked to the social media app Parler, founded in 2018, protesting Twitter’s biased censorship and unwarranted suppression of Pres. Trump‘s messaging. Zuckerberg went on record with this quote:
“I am committed to making sure Facebook remains a place where people can use their voice to discuss important issues. But I also stand against hate or anything that incites violence or suppresses voting, and we’re committed to removing that content too, no matter where it comes from.”
“Suppresses voting?” Count on devious Zuckerberg to pull out the reliable leftist canard as he routinely suppresses content he defines as hateful. At 36, he has amassed an estimated $88 billion and is willing to spend it. Be assured, it won’t be for candidates or causes conservatives support.