More of Facebook’s forcible suppression of opposition. Below is a screenshot my European partner Anders Gravers took after he tried to share my post about Google’s scrub of search results when it comes to articles that criticize Islam. When he clicked to share, FB said only people that I have chosen in a specific audience are allowed to see it. I HAVE CHOSEN NO SUCH AUDIENCE. I am public. Everything I write and share is public. We need legislation to free us from the chokehold Facebook and social media giants have on our First Amendment rights.
Facebook has adopted sharia-complaint policies for some time now. My feed is blocked from my millions of followers on Facebook, and I have seen my circulation drop precipitously in the past three months. For news publishers, Facebook is the motherboard of link traffic. No news site can survive without them. Why the block? Because under Islamic law, you cannot criticize Islam. Facebook adhering to the most extreme and brutal ideology on the face of the earth should trouble all of us, because Mark Zuckerberg has immense power. He controls the flow of information. He controls what you see and don’t see on Facebook. We did not give him the power to abridge our unalienable freedoms.
Filing a lawsuit against the internet is like filing a lawsuit against Johannes Gutenberg in the late 1400s. It’s absurd. Technology and progress are not the problem. Ideology is the problem. Why don’t victims of jihad terror sue the mosques and the world’s leading Islamic institutions such as Al Azhar university? Why not sue the publishers that print Qurans and hadiths that incite to jihad? Jihad terror has been plaguing humanity long before the interwebs came into existence.
Suing Twitter, Google, and Facebook is killing the messenger. It’s folly.