Fighting Fascistbook

Fascistbook
Fighting Fascistbook Is Very Possible

Most people believe that there is no real way to fight against Facebook’s fascistic censoring of speech and opinion in its platform because Facebook aka Fascistbook is a private, corporate entity. Fortunately and surprisingly, this is NOT legally true and there is case law to back that up.

The US Supreme Court’s ruling in Marsh v. Alabama, 326 U.S. 501 (1946) that when a corporation is, in essence the public square and functions as such, it must abide by the same restrictions as the State insofar as Constitutional law is concerned. And that Facebook is, in fact, operating in that manner is the held opinion of the SCOTUS, as stated in Packingham v. North Carolina, 582 U.S. _ (2017).

Social media allows users to gain access to information and communicate with one another on any subject that might come to mind. With one broad stroke, North Carolina bars access to what for many are the principal sources for knowing current events, checking ads for employment, speaking and listening in the modern public square, and otherwise exploring the vast realms of human thought and knowledge. Foreclosing access to social media altogether thus prevents users from engaging in the legitimate exercise of First Amendment rights.

— Justice Anthony Kennedy

The Court’s ruling in Packingham v. North Carolina is of particular importance because it eliminates the potentially countering issues brought up in Cyber Promotions, Inc. v. American Online, Inc., 948 F. Supp. 436 (E.D. Pa. 1996), though Facebook’s de facto monopoly and ubiquitousness might well do that already.

So yes, I do believe that we, the People have to capacity to fight Fascistbook and the other dangerously biased and tyrannical social media corporations that have become entrenched in society to the point of it not being completely ridiculous to think of them as utilities.

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Jailed!

FB Jailed for "hate speech"
Yep! Facebook Has Jailed Me Again

Yes, it’s true; a few days ago I was jailed by Facebook again – another 30 days during which I cannot post, share, comment, or even “like” someone’s post. Above is the “Hate Speech” I wrote in reply to someone’s post calling for Australia to ban calls from India due to all the scammers constantly calling people there.

The funny part iss that the majority of those Indian scammers are breaking Indian laws when they call other countries. Most, due to maximization of profits, use VOIP to do it and using for VOIP for international calling is actually illegal in India…they want the rupies from it.

— jonolan
Facebook Comment

Now, I being reasonably normal and sensible, rather than rant and rave, I simply requested a review by FB’s monitors / admins. I figured that I just got caught by some algorithm.

Jalied - FB Say's Whites Violate Community StandardsYep Again! Facebook’s Employees Agree

But no! If, and it’s a nested series of if’s, Facebook actually does have people review alleged “Community Standards” violations and if those reviewers actually review the complaint instead of just pushing a button to agree with the algorithm, then those reviewers also believe that my comment constituted “Hate Speech” or that they could use the initial, computer-driven jailing as an excuse to silence me for 30 days.

OK, OK! Maybe it was just a particularly rabid Grammar Nazi. I did, after all, misspell “Rupees.”

Think about that. Read the comment I was jailed for again and think about what this means for people when operatives of the largest communication platform in the world can and do silence people at their whim and are utterly unaccountable for doing so. There is even an escalation process. Nor is their the capability for people to contact Facebook via any means other than their “support” portal.

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The Complete Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: 130 Traditional and Modern Recipes

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Your Privacy…

Your Privacy...Going Away FastYour Privacy…Going Away Fast

Yeah, with companies like Googly, Amazon, and Facebook, all of whom consider people to be product as least as much clients, your privacy isn’t so much in danger as already eradicated. This is especially true of Google and Facebook since their business model is literally predicated upon being able to sell your personal data and habits to third parties.

You Have No Right To Privacy; You Surrendered It
Not That You Have No Right To Privacy; You Surrendered It

Of course, the brouhaha over this “violation” of people’s privacy only exists because one of the third parties sold or gave the information that they gathered to entities that the Lamestream Media and the Liberal and Progressive enemies of we Deplorable hate. After all, nobody has either the right to- or expectation of privacy when one has already surrendered it willingly – nay, eagerly – to persons or companies who never made any secret of their using of it for their own purposes.

And please do remember that both the Obama and Clinton campaigns similarly mined data from Facebook users, albeit more openly when it came to the actual users. In all the cases though, their friends’ data was accessed without prior knowledge or consent, used to create profiles of those friends, and said profiles then used to target campaign strategies. And yet, when done by either Obama or Clinton this was either lauded, excused, or ignored by the very same sorts complaining now.

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Plant-Based Nutrition, 2E (Idiot's Guides)

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