Not only was Paul Joseph Watson banned from Facebook, but anyone who shares any of his stuff or posts photos of him is at risk of being banned as well. He is now an Undesirable.
And since the only books the Left know anything about are the Harry Potter books. Permit me to put it in a way they’ll understand.
Paul Joseph Watson, Alex Jones – any of those deemed undesirable by Facebook – bear a taint so repugnant just sharing their stuff taints you.
Unless of course you are only sharing their stuff in order to denounce them as undesirable.
It would be laughable if it wasn’t so freaking Orwellian (or HarryPotterian as the case may be).
I’m going to share this post on Facebook. And we’ll see how long it remains before Facebook deems me undesirable too.
On a related note:
Check out Will Chamberlain’s excellent column “Platform Access is a Civil Right” over at Human Events.
Here is just a pull quote for you. But read the whole thing:
Free Speech is more than the First Amendment, which only protects you from the government infringing on your rights. In 2019, that is woefully inadequate. Access to the large social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – is a prerequisite to meaningful free speech in 2019.
Social media companies certainly will strenuously object to this formulation, but they can hardly complain, given that the federal government has underwritten and undergirded their development.
The vast majority of serious public debate takes place there. Thus, access to large social media platforms is a civil right.
When private companies violate civil rights, we pass laws to stop them from doing so.
That’s what we should do here.
One final point:
I’m seeing a lot of people making this argument: “If a baker shouldn’t be forced to bake a gay wedding cake, then Facebook should be forced to keep people on its platform!!”
Attorney Robert Barnes made this point on Twitter yesterday.
Differences between the baker & Big Tech:— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) May 4, 2019
1. The baker doesn’t offer a public service inviting political speech on his platform;
2. The baker doesn’t have special federal immunity from suit for anything he publishes;
3. The baker doesn’t have a monopoly on the public square.
A few other differences between the baker & Big Tech…— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) May 4, 2019
4. The baker doesn’t receive billions in federal largesse, through tax breaks, federal contracts & overseas protection of IP;
5. The baker didn’t make public promises to his consumers & stockholders to protect #freespeech https://t.co/oWv8BPIn8Y
Facebook isn’t Mark Zuckerberg’s personal platform. The premise of this social media site was “come here and engage with people.” It wasn’t “come here so long as your political opinions match our CEO.”
You can mute, block and refuse to follow anyone you believe is undesirable.
Nobody is strapping you to a table and forcing your eyes open while a Paul Joseph Watson video is playing. This isn’t “A Clockwork Orange.”
We have to fight back against this you guys.
As I said the other day, what Facebook is doing is election meddling. It is deliberately silencing political opposition so that the only people who have access to this massive platform are those they deem desirable.
In other words, those whose political positions Mark Zuckerberg approves of.
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