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Facebook apologizes for labeling part of Declaration of Independence 'hate speech'

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This pretty much says it all about the Leftist media and how fundamentally un-American they are. 

Facebook apologizes after labeling part of Declaration of Independence 'hate speech'

By Annie Grayer, CNN
Updated 5:45 PM ET, Thu July 5, 2018

Facebook's policies for censoring hate speech have again come under fire after the social media giant labeled a passage from the Declaration of Independence as hate speech.

Facebook apologized to a Texas newspaper on Tuesday for deleting its post that included the passage.
The Liberty County Vindicator had been posting excerpts of the Declaration of Independence daily leading up to July 4th. The first nine posts were published without a problem. The 10th post, which included paragraphs 27 through 31 of the Declaration of Independence, was deleted by Facebook.

According to Casey Stinnett, the Vindicator's managing editor, the paper received a notice from Facebook that said the post "goes against our standards on hate speech."

After realizing its mistake, Facebook restored the post. In its apology email to the newspaper, Stinnett said, Facebook wrote, "It looks like we made a mistake and removed something you posted on Facebook that didn't go against our Community Standards. We want to apologize and let you know."

The offending passage of the Declaration reads as follows:

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.


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I do not use social media for those reasons. Too many leftist running the show & trying to push as all left by vilifying all things American & ramming their Marxist ideals down our throats.


Someone needs to start a social media platform for real (non Marxist) Americans

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They see the words and not the context.  That's looking for something to edit with no effort to understand the implication of the words.


This happens when you are more interested in censoring, than knowing or caring what you are censoring.

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