Facebook Censors Declaration Of Independence As 'Hate Speech'

Chris Menahan
Jul. 06, 2018

According to Facebook, the Declaration of Independence is "hate speech."

From The Washington Times:
The Liberty County Vindicator, a community newspaper between Houston and Beaumont, had been posting the whole declaration in small daily chunks for nine days on its Facebook page in the run-up to July 4. But the 10th excerpt was not posted Monday as scheduled, and the paper said it received an automated notice saying the post “goes against our standards on hate speech.”

Part of the standard notice, Vindicator managing editor Casey Stinnett wrote, included a warning that the newspaper could lose its Facebook account, on which it depends for much of its reach, if there were more violations.

The offending passage?

It was part of the document’s “Bill of Particulars” against Britain’s King George III: “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.”

Mr. Stinnett dryly replied in an article about the rejection, “Perhaps had Thomas Jefferson written it as ‘Native Americans at a challenging stage of cultural development’ that would have been better. Unfortunately, Jefferson, like most British colonists of his day, did not hold an entirely friendly view of Native Americans.”
They eventually reversed the decision after much outrage.

Regardless, this is the whole purpose of hate speech laws. It's an attempt to criminalize all speech which falls outside of current norms.

Though America doesn't actually have any laws against "hate speech," Zuckerberg just applies Germany's hate speech laws in America.

The native Americans were an extremely violent and warring people. This was documented in the book War Before Civilization: the Myth of the Peaceful Savage (Oxford University Press, 1996) by University of Illinois at Chicago professor of archaeology Lawrence H. Keeley.

Leftists want merely pointing this out to get you thrown in prison.

Literary great Mark Twain, who is beloved by liberals, would no doubt be banned from Facebook today for "hate speech" and deplatformed on all social media had anyone actually read his highly controversial essay, "The Noble Red Man."

Mark Zuckerberg told congress in April 2018 he's "optimistic" that "artificial intelligence tools" will be able to flag "hate speech" immediately within five to ten years, just like he says they currently do with ISIS propaganda.

If such predictions pan out, you can look forward to Facebook automatically deleting all of American history within a few years.

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