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Facebook labels declaration of independence as 'hate speech'

By Patrick following x   2018 Jul 6, 3:24pm 489 views   4 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


The website told a local newspaper they violated its community guidelines by posting the original document ...

In the run-up to the Fourth of July, the Liberty Country Vindicator, a small local newspaper in Texas, posted sections of the declaration of the independence to its Facebook page, in a bid to encourage discussion of US history among its readership.

What must have seemed like a benign social media strategy managed to fall foul of Facebook’s algorithmic censors, which labeled sections of the declaration hate speech and removed the posts.

Facebook alerted the Vindicator to let them know that the section of the declaration that includes a reference to “merciless Indian savages” was a violation of their community standards.

The declaration’s passage has often been cited as an encapsulation of the dehumanising attitude toward indigenous Americans that the US was founded on. Facebook’s removal of the section arguably put the Vindicator in a position of whitewashing history.

Casey Stinnett, the managing editor of the paper, said in a post on the site on Monday that the removal also put them in a “a quandary about whether to continue with posting the final two parts of the declaration … should Facebook find anything in them offensive, the Vindicator could lose its Facebook page”.
1   curious2   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 6, 5:28pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When will they flag the Koran?
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 7, 6:54am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If the goal is actually to destroy the country, then flagging the Declaration of Independence as bad and failing to flag the Koran makes perfect sense.
3   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jul 7, 9:06am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I Read the article.

It’s going to be hard for algorithms to know what is historical document and what isn’t.

Older history books refer to blacks as “negro men”, no racism, just how it was accurately describing history. But today that would probably instantly get removed.

How would Facebook know history? They are computer engineers, not historians.
4   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (36)   2018 Jul 7, 4:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Libby cunts.

ZUCKFUCK! spends all day roasting white babies over piles of burning AMERICA!n flags and copies of THE! CONSTITUTION!

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