Every week Brian gives you his taken on the culture wars, news of the day and whatever crosses his consciousness. Brian is a Jewish expat Brit who’s returned home to his indigenous homeland: Israel. I could be covering Israeli, US or British politics, security resisting global Jihad. Brian’s a Brexiteer, a friend of Tommy Robinson and staunchly pro Western Civilisation.
I think the American Thanksgiving Holiday is terrific. It’s a solid holiday that the whole nation can get behind and a strong binding force. That’s not to say we have to ignore how America came into being and the indigenous cultures and peoples who were there before and who were, in many cases, destroyed. There’s no way to change that now, but hating America for it doesn’t help anyone.
If I’m going to be talking about Indigenous peoples and Indigenous rights, I can’t fail to link to Ryan Bellerose’s seminal article: Who’s Indigenous.
First up I’m talking about Maxine Waters asking Zuckerberg about the Crypto Ad Ban which forms the basis of @jpbliberty‘s Crypto Class Action court case in Australia. You can see that clip here on 3speak. This is a watershed moment, it’s by far and away the most important mainstream mention of this action taken by the tech Goliaths.
I’m also talking more generally about Zuckerberg’s recent interviews and his speech at Georgetown University.
Finally I address Indigenous Identity very briefly.
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Last week Tommy posted this full video from a Danish TV show questioning a Facebook Spokeshole all about the secondary effects of banning Tommy Robinson from Facebook. Specifically the observable fact that if you even mention Tommy Robinson by name, your post is likely to be removed. If you continue to do this your account will be deleted.
Lotte is the first journalists to ask Facebook directly for the evidence of what it claimed he did to deserve to be removed.
Facebook haven’t ever produced screenshots of problematic posts and can’t produce them.
The claims made by Facebook can’t be confirmed by any journalists.
The process by which people are chosen to be removed is entirely internal within Facebook though they may consult “experts”.
No details of these processes will be provided to journalists.
Facebook wishes there were global rules for “hate speech”.
Facebook is not content to just apply rules against illegal speech, they must go much further and prevent people being harmed by “hate speech”.
Facebook is unfit to be running their network with the kind of power they have. My personal belief is that the world does not need it and Facebook is indeed a massive danger to all free societies. Centralised control and power such that Mark Zuckerberg wields, is too dangerous. I wrote more about Zuckerberg here.
If you’re interested in a legal effort to challenge Facebook (in a way that could inflict a financial blow on them which could threaten the existence of the entire company, take a look at this post.