By Uri Jones
Mark Zuckerberg & Jack Dorsey of Facebook & Twitter respectively, must choose whether they are a platform that promotes freedom of speech or one that limits it. In striving to portray social responsibility there should be no conflicts of interests when it comes to freedom of speech…Honestly, jaw dropping to some hypocritically or truly surprising as the upheaval of yesterday’s drama was consistent to American politics in the last 4years, I saw ABSOLUTELY no reason to ban Trump.
I didn’t read him incite violence. You came to this conclusion even as he didn’t violate any of your known community standards as you put it. The reasons for those standards should be for tolerance not intolerance, against fraud and to protect the rights of children & minors from paedophiles & preying villians. Censorship should be the consensus & in the interests of the general public not its division.
In the case of terrorism where if you collaborate with security operatives, policing terrorists is to expose them to protect us from them. Not shield them from us. Where there are untruths as you deem it, his posts are flagged down for it and you put out those you deem facts for people to verify. He has an estimated 74million citizens who voted for him resisting a reality and insisting on theirs. That is the beauty of democracy. There are institutions and a system to protect & insist on that, not you. Yours is to allow one of its tenets with your platforms and that is “FREEDOM OF SPEECH.Whatever extent freedoms were boundless yesterday and security breached is NOT your responsibility.
Even as I can’t stand unruliness, I understand this. You do not run the grounds of the congress or any arms of government or do you??? You do not run any national security agencies or do you? You are not security operatives or are you? You do not run the office of the president that should close down the page if codes of conduct are broken or do you?
Your responsibility is to allow the rest of us our rights to speak, to listen, read, observe and make our own conclusions. It is only then, that we can learn what is true and isn’t. Who is and isn’t. Except I have it all wrong, your job is not to police. Be consistent with this.
In my opinion, the media has as much blame to the outcome of things and the exaggeration of events.
Some of us come from countries where we already struggle to demand our rights in courage at VERY high risks and our governments are debating the power to curtail & take our already limited rights to freedom of speech. Some don’t even have it. You are global not American. Such a move is regressive & encouraging even more autocracy as opposed to promoting democracy, no matter how “socially responsible” it claims to be. For those who emotionally support this in partisanship understand that your freedom of speech is also at risk. Perhaps for some, much more than others.
Not long ago Jack was speaking out and pushing footages of the #EndSars protests in Nigeria. As was CNN! Threatening our governments against limiting our freedoms to speech + protests and murdering peaceful protesters, even in their claim of national security. Then you do this? You can’t speak from both sides of the mouth. There’s either freedom of speech or there are limits to it.
This is not about Trump no matter how infantile or aggressive his approach nor what happened, this is about the right to freedom of speech. Are you a platform promoting it or are you psedo-political capitalists limiting it?Let us truly know where you stand. Bonjour et bonne journée XO#Facebook#Twitter#MarkZukerberg#JackDorsey