Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine continues to have harrowing consequences.
Thousands are dead, and millions have been displaced.
And Donald Trump predicted this one jaw-dropping call for violence over Ukraine.
Facebook has a new policy on the war in Ukraine that is truly stunning.
Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukraine set off a chain reaction that many did not see coming.
Essentially, the entire world economy has been mobilized against Russia and the Russian people.
Big Tech got in on the act in the most hypocritical way imaginable.
And Donald Trump could have told everyone Facebook’s most hypocritical move ever was coming.
Facebook is allowing for calls of violence against Russian soldiers and President Putin, a stark departure from their supposed content policy on harmful rhetoric.
Reuters reported that “Meta Platforms…will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the Ukraine invasion…in a temporary change to its hate speech policy. The social media company is also temporarily allowing some posts that call for death to Russian President Vladimir Putin or Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, according to internal emails to its content moderators.”
In other words, calls for violence are allowed when they align with the views of the multinational corporation’s owners.
Ironically, prior to permanently banning him, Mark Zuckerberg had two posts from then-President Trump removed from Facebook on January 6, 2021 – posts in which Trump actually told the protesters to go home.
But Facebook judged that Trump’s words could “provoke further violence.”
“We made the decision that on balance these posts contribute to, rather than diminish, the risk of ongoing violence,” the company’s initial statement read on January 6.
Mark Zuckerberg went further the very next day saying, “we removed these statements yesterday because we judged that their effect – and likely their intent – would be to provoke further violence,” in a statement posted to Facebook.
Facebook’s glaring double standard when it comes to enforcing its “community standards” policies demonstrates how social media platforms have been abusing their power.
Regrading its new policy on Russia, a Meta/Facebook spokesperson said in a statement:
“As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine we have temporarily made allowances for forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules like violent speech such as ‘death to the Russian invaders.’ We still won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians.”
However, the coordinated campaign against Russia has resulted in Russians in other countries being excluded from various walks of life.
For example, Russian junior hockey players have been barred from the amateur draft, and a famous Russian pianist was fired from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson drove home the point that Americans are being manipulated into calling for U.S. involvement in an all-out war in Ukraine.
Carlson said, “The fighting in Ukraine is terrible, of course. You’re seeing it happen. No decent person could fail to be moved by the images. But it’s not unique. That’s not the only war in recent memory, or even currently in progress right now. Many thousands died in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. That was between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Ever heard of it? It ended less than a year and a half ago. No coverage.”
Carlson went on to highlight other conflicts in Ethiopia and Yemen that have also received no coverage and sparked no outrage.
The establishment is heavily invested in escalating the war in Ukraine, and that includes Big Tech.
The Russian embassy in the United States responded by saying, “Users of Facebook & Instagram did not give the owners of these platforms the right to determine the criteria of truth and pit nations against each other.”
But that is precisely what’s happening.
Russia’s actions should be condemned, but not because of the whims of a few powerful establishment figures.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.