Facebook’s “Civil Courage Online” Censorship Initiative

The British media, not American mainstream media, has been reporting on Facebook’s latest initiative to silence speech it opposes.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, advocates that hate speech [criticism of Islam] “has no place in our society.” As such, Facebook began implementing what it calls an “Initiative for Civil Courage Online,” to “purge” Europe of all “xenophobic rhetoric.” Xenophobia is defined as “having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.”

The company is allocating $1.09 million to fund non-government organizations dedicated to selectively “curbing online threats” and “hate speech.”

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