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Procta
07-05-2018, 10:13 AM
Facebook censors Declaration of Independence for 'hate speech'
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/05/facebook-censors-americas-declaration-independence-hate-speech/

Facebook labels Declaration of Independence as hate speech
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5805739787001/?#sp=show-clips

Facebook thought Declaration of Independence quotes were hate speech
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-thought-declaration-of-independence-quotes-were-hate-speech/

It seems all content is not created equal. A Facebook algorithm categorized parts of the Declaration of Independence as hate speech and took down excerpts of it ahead of the Fourth of July.

An editor for the Liberty County Vindicator, a community newspaper in Texas, said Facebook took action after the paper started posting the text of the historic document.

The Vindicator posted the Declaration of Independence in 12 parts on its Facebook page leading up the nation's birthday. Facebook sent a notice that one of those parts "goes against our standards on hate speech."

According to the Vindicator, Facebook flagged a passage that included the phrase "merciless Indian savages" at the end of a long rebuke of King George III. After the Declaration's famous opening lines about all men being created equal and having an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it goes on to list 27 specific grievances against the king's rule. The last of those reads: "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."

The paper suspected that this quote is the reason Facebook blocked the post, although the social media company did not cite a specific reason.

"It is a very great irony that the words of Thomas Jefferson should now be censored in America," editor Casey Stinnett wrote on the Vindicator website Monday.

The next day, Facebook restored the passage and sent an apology email saying it "made a mistake" in removing a post "that didn't go against our Community standards," Stinnett said.

Facebook said in a statement to CBS News, "The post was removed by mistake and restored as soon as we looked into it. We process millions of reports each week, and sometimes we get things wrong."

This is the second year in a row that the Declaration of Independence brought surprise blowback on social media.

On Independence Day in 2017, NPR tweeted the founding document's text in its entirety in 113 consecutive posts. The tweets drew outraged comments from users who thought the radio network was posting "propaganda" and calling for a "revolution."

This is the full passage of the Declaration of Independence that Facebook deemed a violation:

"He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

"He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

"He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

"He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

"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."

Dan_S
07-05-2018, 10:33 AM
It's really similar to the whole Laura Ingalls Wilder thing with her name being removed from an award because Little House on the Prairie is apparently racist now. Despite the fact that it was semi-autobiographical.

There's a portion of this country that I guess slept through the day at school where everyone else learned the "Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it" quote. But worse, they're actively trying to erase the past; whether it's books, documents (the Constitution), or memorials.

AriGhold
07-05-2018, 10:51 AM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

N0rds
07-05-2018, 10:55 AM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage


Projection.

All you ever do around here is bitch and whine.

~Hades~
07-05-2018, 10:55 AM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

Forums most obvious shill calling another poster the forums most obvious shill is entertaining

swoleyo
07-05-2018, 10:56 AM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

How much are they paying you?

BullittEV
07-05-2018, 10:59 AM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

clickbait that leftist companies are censoring the declaration of independence?

do you just hate the USA? by all means, youre allowed to, thats your right as a US citizen. (if you are one)

Vito-C
07-05-2018, 11:00 AM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

Copebait post by the forum's most senior cope specialist

Is anything not racist these days?

compan
07-05-2018, 11:01 AM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

You realize there is literally nothing factually incorrect about the title or the article, right?

Procta
07-05-2018, 11:08 AM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

https://i.imgur.com/fJuUadT.gif

EmmaW4tson
07-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

I see the Share Blue losers have a new tactic of calling out people as Shills. This is some sort of Inception level crap. The shills who shill calling others shill for shill content. Shill-ception.

I'm going to go ahead and assume your handlers did not sanction this type of retort. Your pay might get deducted!

brighamw
07-05-2018, 12:40 PM
Might be time to consider reviving the (HUAC)



Not srs

















Maybe srs













Probably srs :D

DeshaunWatson
07-05-2018, 12:46 PM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage


It’s gotta kill you knowing that your state will remain RED

Roldz
07-05-2018, 01:04 PM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

Fkn lol. That's rich coming from you.

PAU1
07-05-2018, 01:10 PM
Clickbait thread started by the forum’s most obvious shill. In b4 5 pages of fake outrage

https://i.imgur.com/A7a8Y3f.jpg

adimare
07-05-2018, 02:08 PM
Omg!!! You're telling me that facebook's alg to filter out hate speech isn't perfect??? And that once they were made aware of the problem they rectified the issue???

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/glee/images/0/04/Oh-noes-everybody-panic.gif

AriGhold
07-05-2018, 02:37 PM
Omg!!! You're telling me that facebook's alg to filter out hate speech isn't perfect??? And that once they were made aware of the problem they rectified the issue???

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/glee/images/0/04/Oh-noes-everybody-panic.gif

All these beta males can’t help but have an emotional reaction to something because they can’t read a few sentences and are trained to overreact. Glad there is one rational patriot here.

ymer
07-05-2018, 02:39 PM
Omg!!! You're telling me that facebook's alg to filter out hate speech isn't perfect??? And that once they were made aware of the problem they rectified the issue???

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/glee/images/0/04/Oh-noes-everybody-panic.gif

Location: Costa Rica.

Please stay there.

InstantLoser
07-05-2018, 02:41 PM
Omg!!! You're telling me that facebook's alg to filter out hate speech isn't perfect??? And that once they were made aware of the problem they rectified the issue???

[img]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/glee/images/0/04/Oh-noes-everybody-panic.gif[/img

They shouldn't be filtering speech of any kind. Hate speech does not exist.

InVentive44
07-05-2018, 02:43 PM
All these beta males can’t help but have an emotional reaction to something because they can’t read a few sentences and are trained to overreact. Glad there is one rational patriot here.

What part of the article or title is factually incorrect?

AriGhold
07-05-2018, 02:50 PM
What part of the article or title is factually incorrect?

Title misleads to make the reader believe Facebook is actively censoring the DoI. Facebook did absolutely nothing wrong in this case and this thread and the overreactions are hilarious. The right always has to have an enemy!

StoliFun
07-05-2018, 03:20 PM
Omg!!! You're telling me that facebook's alg to filter out hate speech isn't perfect??? And that once they were made aware of the problem they rectified the issue???

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/glee/images/0/04/Oh-noes-everybody-panic.gif

This.

turk75
07-05-2018, 03:34 PM
It’s gotta kill you knowing that your state will remain RED

You should of seen it during the election my friend - Trump signs everywhere! Everyone wearing Red White & Blue! As a true Ohioan, I cannot condone this weirdo as one of us.

leafs43
07-05-2018, 03:40 PM
Why is facebook censoring words any ways?

StoliFun
07-05-2018, 03:44 PM
Why is facebook censoring words any ways?

Profit seeking business doesn't want hate speech on their platform.

leafs43
07-05-2018, 03:49 PM
Profit seeking business doesn't want hate speech on their platform.

Someone might be mean on the internet....think of the children!

PAU1
07-05-2018, 07:07 PM
Profit seeking business doesn't want hate speech on their platform.

Zuckerburg cant even define what he's censoring.

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Tamorlane
07-05-2018, 07:13 PM
**** facebook and zuckerborg