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facebook: Stop silencing people for making the world aware of hate speech

    1. Eva Hauksdottir
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      Eva Hauksdottir

      Glasgow, United Kingdom

A prominent Icelandic feminist has been temporarily blocked from posting content on Facebook, warning her that she must stop violating the community standards of Facebook. The material considered "abusive" is a screenshot of a personal death threat directed at her from a Facebook user who does not approve of her political views. 

This policy opens a gateway for political harassment on behalf of those who want to silence their opponents and must be reconsidered.

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    • Joanne Hill LOUGHBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Facebook, surely protecting your users from threats is more important than blind "consistency" in applying rules. Be human!

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    • Anne Talvaz LES LILAS, FRANCE
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I hate hate.

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    • Michelle Mendes RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because facebook bullies feminists and rewards all kinds of idiots, and i cant live in a world like this anymore.

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    • Andre Entrekin CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Freedom of speech is a fundamental right, not just for those that spread hatred but also for those who fight against it!

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    • M Z CORVALLIS, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      Look: women get lots of gender-based threats in virtual space, just like they do in physical space. And Facebook, since you control virtual space, you have some responsibility here. When your "policy" leads to you taking stupid, indefensible actions, it's time to admit that your policy sucks and change it.

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