(Natural News) Two civil rights groups are pushing advertisers to stop doing business with Facebook because they claim the social media giant is not doing a good enough job of censoring “hostile” content.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) both contend that Facebook needs to work harder to combat “hate speech” and “misinformation,” even though the platform already censors conservatives and will no longer even allow links from Natural News to be shared.
In a full-page ad that the two groups took out in the Los Angeles Times, a warning was issued to all advertisers to boycott Facebook for at least the month of July, or until Mark Zuckerberg agrees to crack down on free speech even harder than it already is.
“Today, we are asking all businesses to stand in solidarity with our most deeply held American values of freedom, equality and justice and not advertise on Facebook’s services in July,” the ad states.
“Let’s send Facebook a powerful message: Your profits will never be worth promoting hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence.”
Over the past several years, Facebook has invested millions of dollars into new programs and protocols designed to stamp out “hate speech” and other vaguely defined “offensive” content. Facebook is also on a campaign to register four million new U.S. voters, even as it claims to be working against election interference.
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Trump administration says Facebook, Twitter need to scale back censorship
While the ADL and NAACP believe that Facebook is not censoring enough, the Trump administration holds the opposing view that Facebook and other tech giants are censoring way too much. In fact, they should not be censoring at all if they are to remain in compliance with the immunity protections they currently hold under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).
It is a constant fight that Facebook says is putting “competing pressures” on the company as it tries to manage its controversial platform. On the one hand, President Trump has issued an order calling on Facebook to stop fact-checking political statements while on the other hand far-left groups like the ADL and NAACP are basically demanding that Facebook become a “ministry of truth.”
The Department of Justice is already slated to remove Section 230 protections from Big Tech, which would open up platforms like Facebook and Twitter to lawsuits over how they choose to handle information. They would no longer be allowed to get away with their selective censorship, which renders them content publishers rather than content providers.
Google, for instance, would face potential litigation for filtering out content from Zero Hedge and The Federalist while allowing Antifa terrorists to share content without restriction. Twitter could also be sued for targeting tweets by President Trump while allowing Chinese Communist Party (CCP) infiltrators to freely tweet anti-American propaganda.
The demands being made by the ADL and NAACP would only make matters worse for these tech companies by opening them up to even more scrutiny over their trampling of the First Amendment. Of pressing concern to these two groups is the upcoming election, which they want Big Tech to get involved with in order to prevent President Trump from winning.
“We’ve had multiple conversations with them to create some safeguards,” says Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, about the tech giants.
“Now we’re approaching four years later, another election cycle. All evidence suggests that the same thing will happen this year and that should not be acceptable by anyone,” he adds.
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