We have been reporting on Shoebat.com for some time that following a private conversation accidentally made public between Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Merkel in which she wanted Facebook to begin censoring criticism of Islam, Mr. Zuckerberg has become progressively more pro-Muslim. He was even Facebook-friended by the President of Turkey in thanks for his support of Muslim causes. Now, Facebook has reached a new low in Soviet-style censorship with founding the Online Civil Courage Initiative, which is meant to censor peoples views and turn them in for prosecution for criticizing Islam.
A screenshot from its Facebook page
Of course, all of this is being done in the name of “tolerance” because as it was pointed out, Germany considers any criticism of Islam to be a form of hate speech. Via CNET News:
The social network launched on Monday in Berlin its Online Civil Courage Initiative, which is designed to stamp out hateful rhetoric within its own walls, as well as influence the wider Internet. Facebook has poured 1 million euros ($1.01 million) into the initiative, which will be used in part to support European non-government organizations fighting online extremism.
Menlo Park, California-based Facebook has decided to outsource part of its effort to publisher Bertelsmann, which will identify and delete racist posts on Facebook that originate in Germany.
“Hate speech has no place in our society, not even on the Internet,” Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in a statement. “The best remedy for hate is tolerance. Counter speech is incredibly strong, and it takes time, energy and courage.”
“Virtually all experts are agreed that to remove content at best represents a part of the solution to the problem of online extremism and hate speech,” Professor Peter Neumann of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence said in a statement. “Equally important are the support of counter speech, the promotion of grassroots movements that fight extremist views, as well as an empirically-sound understanding of how and when online incurred remarks lead to real violence.”
The reason for why Facebook wants these posts is clear. For Zuckerberg, it is about money and power. For Merkel, it is about control. Neither one cares a darn about the Europeans because they do not want them discussing the truth for reasons of person interest, like with many tyrants throughout human history:
“Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?” – Stalin
Islam tends to be more direct: