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Is criticism of radical Islam hate speech? 

As it prepares to work with a ‘Trust and Safety Council’ that critics allege will police content, Twitter’s own rules characterize criticism of religion as “hate speech”.

Earlier this week, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced the formation of the council under the Orwellian justification that “freedom of expression….starts with safety.”

Despite claiming the council comprises a “diversity of voices,” it does not include a single organization dedicated to defending free speech.

The Council does include Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian, who gave a speech in front of a UN panel last year during which she characterized criticism of feminism as hate speech, arguing that calling a feminist a “liar” is a form of “harassment”.

However, Twitter’s own rules already state that “advocacy” against protected groups will not be tolerated on the social media platform.

Twitter’s policy on “Hate content, sensitive topics, and violence” includes “advocacy” against someone’s “religion” in the same context as “hate speech,” meaning that legitimate criticism of the religion of Islam could be censored.

The policy is primarily aimed at ad content, but states that the same rules apply to, “tweets, trends and accounts.”

Given that Twitter’s second biggest shareholder is none other than Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, concerns are growing that negative commentary about Islam could be stifled. In Saudi Arabia, draconian blasphemy laws mandate torture and execution for critics of Sunni Islam.

Twitter is a private company and it can censor who it likes, but in taking steps to silence conservatives simply to curry favor with perpetually outraged social justice warriors, the social media giant is taking a firm stance against free speech.

The company’s lurch towards censorship has also coincided with a collapse in its stock price, with Twitter losing half of its value in the last three months. For the first time ever, Twitter also lost active users in the last quarter, dropping from 305 million to 303 million.

Censorship is not popular, but Twitter appears to have taken a course which could eventually lead to its own implosion.

Reference: http://www.teaparty.org/twitter-characterizes-criticism-islam-hate-...

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No !  It's  called TRUTH !!

Also, it is called THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, to be able to openly denounce eye slam as the evil intent that it has toward all "infidels."  1st Amendment is in the CONSTITUTION to protect ALL SPEECH!  leo lynchpin heading the dept of injustice a puppet of insane/hussian naturally would try to pound with an iron fist, the will of the dictator in chief! YEA WE HATE eye slam!

The TOS in the tea party  should read the Constitutions also.

TRUTH!!!?? Now I know you are not a liberal! (lol) 

I will not be tolerant with murders, rapists and demon driven people. GOT IT!

OBTW - I do hate! I hate injustice, I hate calling evil good and I hate anti-american barbarians.

Any questions? 

AMEN AMEN AMEN !!!!!

Anyone know how much time we have left before this forum is obliterated? Anyone? I'm concerned now about this perhaps more than the discussion sorry I'm such a 'patriot'.

."..how much time we have..". If this forum is obliterated and I am found dead, (accidental  of course. lol) then I expect all of our members to take the fire to other sites and raise HELL! 

We then need to unite and give the white house constant calls, and email.

You tell them Marilyn.

Hoorah, Marilyn. US Cmbt Vet: Vietnam: '68-'69, 1st Cav Div (AM) and now retired E-6. Retired in '92 after 27 yrs in uniform. Marilyn this beat up old Vet would gladly pick up my weapon to defend my friends and family from evil. My oath will never expire.

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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