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Would Social Media Have Censored Video of 9/11 or Kennedy Assassination? – Original

Posted by M. C. on March 18, 2019

According to CNN Business, “Facebook, YouTube and Twitter struggle to deal with New Zealand shooting video.”

“Deal with” is code for “censor on demand by governments and activist organizations who oppose public access to information that hasn’t first been thoroughly vetted for conformity to their preferred narrative.”

Do you really need to see first-person video footage of an attacker murdering 49 worshipers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand?

Maybe not. Chances are pretty good you didn’t even want to. I suspect that many of us who did (I viewed what appeared to be a partial copy before YouTube deleted it) would rather we could un-see it.

But whether or not we watch it should be up to us, not those governments and activists. Social media companies should enable our choices, not suppress our choices at the censors’ every whim.

If Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube had been primary news sources in 1915, would they have permitted us to view footage (rare, as film was in its early days) of New Zealanders’ desperate fight at Gallipoli?

How about the attack on Pearl Harbor?

The assassination of president John F. Kennedy?

The second plane hitting the World Trade Center?

Lucinda Creighton of the Counter Extremism Project complains to CNN that the big social media firms aren’t really “cooperating and acting in the best interest of citizens to remove this content.”…

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Mass Shootings at Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by M. C. on March 15, 2019

A sad event, rarely reported in other circumstances.

Reader comments…Taking the words out of my mouth.

Christianity?…What?…oh that.

Joel B. Pollak and Joshua Caplan

At least 49 people have been killed and 40 wounded in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Four people are in custody in connection to the shootings, police confirm.

Where was the outrage and 24/7 CNN coverage when Christian churches in the Middle East were attacked and people murdered?

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    This story exploded.
    When Muslims get gunned down, news outlets JUMP at it.
    When the Muslims are ‘grooming’ 9 year olds though, media blackout.

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    There’s a lot of bleeding heart liberals on this thread. They don’t shed any tears when Christains are burned alive in cages by muslims though. They don’t care about all the underage British girls that are kidnapped and turned into sex slaves by muslim immigrants.

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    oh booey-hoo. every time a muslim kidnaps, rapes, murders, beheads, or incinerates a european we have to hear about how not all muslims are like that and how the poor babies are living in fear that someone will retaliate. now someone retaliated and we have to hear about how all white people are bad and the poor babies are still living in fear. give me a break.


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