Why You Should Stop Us­ing Face­book

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Face­book has be­gun elim­i­nat­ing ac­counts as di­rected by the gov­ern­ments of the United States and Is­rael for po­lit­i­cal and re­li­gious rea­sons.

In any other world, this would be called state-spon­sored cen­sor­ship. Here, it is just an­other day at Face­book and in the mod­ern trea­sonous world of Is­raeli-driven gov­ern­ment in the United States.

In 2016, a team of peo­ple from Face­book met with Is­raeli gov­ern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives to de­cide which Pales­tinian Face­book ac­counts they needed to delete. In at­ten­dance was Is­raeli Jus­tice Min­is­ter Ayelet Shaked, a pro-set­tle­ment ex­trem­ist who was car­ry­ing out Is­rael’s or­ders to Face­book to ei­ther com­ply with elim­i­nat­ing the ac­counts or face new leg­is­la­tion in the coun­try that would re­quire it to do so. Fines or out­right block­age of the ser­vice in the coun­try were both pos­si­bil­i­ties if Face­book did not com­ply.

The rea­son given for the ac­counts be­ing deleted was that their pres­ence con­sti­tuted “in­cite­ment” of en­e­mies op­er­at­ing against the state of Is­rael.

The re­sults of the meet­ings were as ex­pected. Face­book caved in. It went so well in Is­rael’s direc­tion that the gov­ern­ment even went as far as to brag about how thor­oughly Face­book had ex­e­cuted the coun­try’s bid­ding. After word about these meet­ings was re­leased, Shaked said that Face­book had re­moved 95% of the con­tent the Is­raeli gov­ern­ment had flagged to it as be­ing in­ap­pro­pri­ate. Even Is­raeli com­pa­nies are nowhere near as oblig­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to the Pales­tinian In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter, an ac­tivist col­lec­tive or­ga­ni­za­tion, in mak­ing the cuts, Face­book elim­i­nated or sus­pended at least 10 of its ad­min­is­tra­tors’ ac­counts for their Ara­bic and English Face­book pages. Those pages were be­ing fol­lowed by over two mil­lion peo­ple.

Other pages bounced or fil­tered by Face­book as a re­sult of the new prac­tices in­clude, ac­cord­ing to the Pales­tinian Cen­ter for De­vel­op­ment and Me­dia Free­doms, the fol­low­ing:

“Pales­tinian Dia­logue Net­work (PALDF.NET) Gaza now, Jerusalem News Net­work, Shi­hab agency, Ra­dio Beth­le­hem 2000, Ori­ent Ra­dio Net­work, page Mesh Heck, Ra­mal­lah news, jour­nal­ist Huza­ifa Ja­mous from Abu Dis, ac­tivist Qas­sam Bedier, ac­tivist Mo­hammed Ghan­nam, jour­nal­ist Kamel Jbeil, ad­min­is­tra­tive ac­counts for Al Quds Page, ad­min­is­tra­tive ac­counts Shi­hab agency, ac­tivist Ab­del-qader al-titi, youth ac­tivist Hus­sein Sha­jaeih, Ramah Mubarak (ac­count is ac­ti­vated), Ahmed Ab­del Aal (ac­count is ac­ti­vated), Mo­ham­mad Za’anin (still deleted), Amer Abu Arafa (still deleted), Ab­dul­rah­man al-kahlout (still deleted).”

Be­sides the ob­vi­ous od­dity of a for­eign gov­ern­ment hav­ing such di­rect and open con­trol over such an in­flu­en­tial ser­vice as Face­book, this is of spe­cial con­cern be­cause it turns out that a whop­ping 96% of Pales­tini­ans use Face­book pri­mar­ily for fol­low­ing the news. When that news is ex­clu­sively con­trolled by the Is­raeli gov­ern­ment, it can cer­tainly eas­ily sway opin­ion to­ward Is­rael on any num­ber of is­sues.

Truly in­flam­ma­tory hate speech by Is­raeli au­thor­i­ties, is rarely blocked. This hap­pens de­spite a sep­a­rate study that in­di­cated that “122,000 users di­rectly called for vi­o­lence with words like ‘mur­der,’ ‘kill’ or ‘burn,’ with Arabs be­ing the main re­cip­i­ents of hate­ful com­ments. Those have not been blocked at all by Face­book au­thor­i­ties.

It is not just Is­rael that is “call­ing the shots,” as it were, on what stays and what goes on Face­book’s pages. The White House is also gain­ing in­flu­ence over the highly in­flu­en­tial so­cial me­dia ser­vice.

As an ex­am­ple of how this is hap­pen­ing, it was revealed that late in De­cem­ber 2017, the Face­book and In­sta­gram ac­counts of Ramzan Kady­rov, the vi­cious au­thor­i­tar­ian leader of the Chechen Repub­lic, were deleted by their mu­tual par­ent com­pany, Face­book. With count­less hor­ri­ble hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions, in­clud­ing the kid­nap­ping, tor­ture and mur­der of those who would chal­lenge the coun­try, and over four mil­lion fol­low­ers reg­u­larly read­ing his posts, it is un­der­stand­able on one ground why Face­book might want to re­move such ac­counts – that he was com­mit­ting hor­ri­ble crimes and his voice was in­deed cre­at­ing harm to oth­ers.

That, how­ever, was not why Face­book re­moved Kady­rov’s ac­counts. Ac­cord­ing to a Face­book spokesper­son in a pub­lic con­ver­sa­tion with The New York Times, “Mr. Kady­rov’s ac­counts were de­ac­ti­vated be­cause he had just been added to a United States sanc­tions list.” In other words, the push to delete the ac­counts came from pres­sure from the U.S. gov­ern­ment, not from a con­sis­tent pol­icy de­vel­oped within Face­book it­self.

Put sim­ply, if the U.S. gov­ern­ment has a coun­try on its list for sanc­tions, Face­book will do what­ever it takes to block it and its spokes­peo­ple, even if not legally ob­li­gated to do so.

Face­book's Re­li­gious Agenda

There is no sep­a­ra­tion of church and state in Is­rael. Is­rael is a Jewish state and pur­sues a Jewish re­li­gious agenda that in­cludes the ex­pan­sion of in­flu­ence and con­trol around the world, es­pe­cially in the U.S.

While not Jewish him­self, Don­ald Trump has long been loyal to Is­rael and its agenda.

Don­ald Trump lacks the men­tal ca­pac­ity to make sound de­ci­sions on his own and is heav­ily in­flu­enced by those around him. His pri­mary han­dlers (ad­vi­sors) are his son-in-law Jared Kush­ner and his daugh­ter Ivanka.

Jared and Ivanka are de­vout mem­bers of the Chabad, what many con­sider to be a Rus­sian Jewish dooms­day cult. The Chabad be­lieve that they are now liv­ing in mes­sianic end times. Many Chabad and other Jews be­lieve that Don­ald Trump is the her­ald of the end of the world as we know it.

Face­book's co-founder and CEO, Mark Zucker­burg, is the word's rich­est Jew and a de­vout sup­porter of Is­rael. While he pro­claimed him­self to be an athe­ist for a short time in his youth, in re­cent years he has im­mersed him­self in the Jewish cul­ture, de­vel­oped close ties to Is­rael and is sup­port­ing the Jewish agenda.

In Face­book's early days it pro­moted it­self as a ve­hi­cle of truth, en­light­en­ing op­pressed pop­u­la­tions around the world and sup­ply­ing free­dom fight­ers with crucial in­for­ma­tion. These days, it serves as a so­cial en­gi­neer­ing and sur­veil­lance plat­form and channel for in­cit­ing ha­tred and sup­press­ing pro­gres­sive thought and lib­er­a­tion move­ments.

When some­one uses Face­book they may ben­e­fit from its so­cial net­work­ing but in ex­change are sup­port­ing a Jewish agenda and sub­ject­ing them­selves to deep sur­veil­lance and so­cial en­gi­neer­ing.

If we want to live in a world where truth and lib­erty have a chance then we need to sup­port eth­i­cal so­cial net­works that are not sub­servient to spe­cial in­ter­ests or sin­is­ter forces.

Chabad Rabbi. Photo: Eliyahu Parypa / Chabad.org, CC

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