A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed the site partners with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to help police hate speech on its site. The spokesperson added that Facebook has its own definition of hate that differs from the SPLC’s.
Once again, Twitter’s public safety bureau has slipped up in its charade of making the internet safer for free speech. The platform’s recent censorship of gun-rights activist Kaitlin Bennett (while overlooking death threats against her) has revealed its desire to terminate outspoken conservativism where it can.
It seems as if social media platforms are forcing people to think in a certain way. In a letter to a director of Twitter, feminist group Fair Play for Women, based in the United Kingdom, accused Twitter of playing into transgender ideology by banning anyone who dared to speak up about it. Attached the letter were several screenshots of members of Twitter who had been banned for criticizing or speaking about transgender politics.
Social media platforms must work with both sides of the political spectrums if they wish to maintain neutrality. That was the message to top social media companies from a top Republican.