Facebook has a unique way of admitting fault, on the very rare occasion that the social media giant does so. Moreover, more realistic minds recognize that Facebook’s admission of fault is typically aligned with some type of CYA, such as the avoidance of various government actions or other nonfriendly moves against the company.
Thus, it is not very surprising that Facebook reps often fail to have their stories in alignment, especially since the social media platform hardly has the most consistent values in the world, not to mention “community standards.”
After all, Facebook very recently banned a pro-2nd amendment advocacy group, offering typically scant explanation, aside from vague references to violations of “community standards” that apparently warrant the group never coming online again.
“[The removal] was correctly actioned and we will not be republishing.”
[Source: The Blaze]
Hilariously, another Facebook representative ended up saying the exact reverse just weeks later.
“After further review, we concluded that this page was removed as an enforcement error and have since restored it.” [Source: The Blaze]
Looks like Facebook ended up “republishing” after all. What changed? Well, since Facebook is never transparent about anything, aside from its lust for absolute power and money, it is hard to say exactly what changed, but one would sense potential litigation to be the real issue.
Unsurprisingly, Philip Van Cleave, the President of gun-rights advocacy group, is not encouraged by Facebook’s sudden change, given its extreme inconsistency.
“It’s like the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing …Now we’re just waiting to see how long this lasts before we’re banned again …
This has kind of forced us to speed up some of the expansions to other platforms …So that if we continue to be a bouncing ball, we can have stability somewhere else.” [Source: The Blaze]
Turns out Van Cleave is quite reasonable in his assumptions, as Facebook has apparently decided it is not only the arbiter of truth, but also the arbiter of climate change, a rather funny move to make shortly after reinstating a pro-gun rights group.
Yes, that is how arrogant the company has become. Just consider its own statement below.
“To debunk the myths with current and specific facts, we’ve brought in climate communication experts from the George Mason University, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the University of Cambridge …
The spread of damaging falsehoods endangers the level of international cooperation required to prevent catastrophic global warming.” [Source: The Blaze]
Right. Because Facebook, and Facebook alone, apparently has the power to stop global warming. Megalomania, much?
Van Cleave would be best off shifting to Parler, which, much to big tech’s chagrin, is now back online and open for free speech, an increasingly rare characteristic in the twenty-first century.
Which is exactly what Mark Meckler, the interim CEO, weighed in on.
“When Parler was taken offline in January by those who desire to silence tens of millions of Americans, our team came together, determined to keep our promise to our highly engaged community that we would return stronger than ever. We’re thrilled to welcome everyone back … Parler is being run by an experienced team and is here to stay. We will thrive as the premier social media platform dedicated to free speech, privacy, and civil dialogue.” [Source: Ars Technica]
However, while Parler promotes free speech, it refuses to allow itself to be used to organize criminal, violent activities, which are clearly outlined in its community guidelines.
“Parler will not knowingly allow itself to be used as a tool for crime, civil torts, or other unlawful acts. We will remove reported user content that a reasonable and objective observer would believe constitutes or evidences such activity. We may also remove the accounts of users who use our platform in this way.”
[Source: Ars Technica]
Needless to say, Facebook and Twitter can hardly make the same claim. After all, they provide the chief microphone for all the violent BLM/Antifa activists, which truly have caused significant, ongoing violence outside of the screens.
Godspeed Parler and Mr. Van Cleave … Keep up the fight against a rather rabid attempt at a communist takeover, with a heavy helping hand from other big tech companies.