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Petitioning The Facebook Team FACEBOOK.COM

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


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.

Letter to
The Facebook Team FACEBOOK.COM
Stop silencing people for making the world aware of hate speech

A prominent Icelandic feminist named Hildur Lilliendahl has now for the fourth time been temporarily blocked from posting content on Facebook, warning her that she must stop violating the community standards of Facebook. She was not given any explanation but content removed from her timeline sheds light on the problem.

The material considered "abusive" consists of screenshots of hateful, misogynist comments, this time a personal death threat directed at her from another Facebook user who does not approve of her political views.

The message in English translation:
"Hildur is probably the only person on earth who, if I would "accidentally" run over, I would back the car, run her over again and leave the car on top of her with the parking brake on. Put this on your file "men who hate Hildur" Hildur Lilliendahl."

A person draws attention to abusive behaviour, and SHE is the one being punished! Punishing a victim of political persecution is hardly the policy of Facebook. Blocking accounts on such a vague basis violates freedom of speech and opens a gateway for political harassment on behalf of those who want to silence their opponents.

Please reopen H. Lilliendahl's account immediately and stop responding to violation complaints by blocking users without giving them an opportunity to respond to the complaints.


This is the account in question https://www.facebook.com/snilldur?fref=tsfref%3Dts