Early on in the pandemic lockdowns, before BLM destroyed the ban on protesting with its hypocrisy, lockdown protests resulted in arrests (a violation of the First Amendment that, like Cuomo’s targeting Jews, and Newsom’s targeting of churches, has yet to be addressed).
Facebook also banned and shut down anti-lockdown protest groups.
On Monday, the social media giant removed the listing for anti-quarantine protests in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska.
The discussion sparked outrage from some including the son of President Donald Trump who claimed the company’s move violated free speech.
Protests have been planned for across the US calling for the lifting of stay-at-home orders.
Facebook said it consulted with local governments and would only take down events that violated states’ guidelines.
“Unless government prohibits the event during this time, we allow it to be organized on Facebook. For this same reason, events that defy government’s guidance on social distancing aren’t allowed on Facebook,” a spokesperson said.
But illegal alien smuggling is fine even though it’s against the law.
In an internal announcement of Meta’s “human smuggling policy” obtained by the Free Beacon, the company concluded that a crackdown on human smuggling solicitations would hamper the ability for people to use the platform “to seek safety or exercise their human rights.” The company said it will maintain its current policy, which prohibits users from offering human smuggling but allows them to solicit smuggling services.
But banning protests didn’t interfere with human rights.
The hypocrisy and double standards in play here are not unique to Facebook. The Big Tech monopolies claim that they’re using some sort of objective standards yet invariably the only standards they ever use are their political biases. They launder those biases through credentialing, as Facebook is doing here, through false front independent bodies, as Facebook also routinely does, and through pages of lawyerese, but in the end Amazon, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the whole gang have only one north star and that’s their leftist politics.