Facebook Removes Persecuted Rabbi’s Post about Farrakhan

NewsBusters | 11/5/2018 | Staff
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Facebook wants to be militant about removing “hate speech.” However, it keeps deleting the wrong content.

According to Jewish Journal, a Rabbi's harrowing account of harassment by Rev. Louis Farrakhan supporters appears to have been removed “mistakenly” from Facebook. The viral post has since been restored after public outcry.

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On Thursday, November 1, Rabbi Avri Mlotek wrote a post on Facebook where he described harassment by Farrakhan supporters on his evening commute home. The next day, he found that his post had been removed, supposedly because it “violated community standards.” After some backlash from media organizations the post was restored. One Facebook spokesperson claimed, “The post was mistakenly removed by a member of our review team after we received reports that content on the page violated our Community Standards.”

Whether it was a faulty hate-speech detecting algorithm or a reviewer who removed this post, clearly Facebook was unable to make the distinction between a statement of hatred versus somebody recounting quotes of hatred they had faced. This is a common issue across numerous social media platforms. Candace Owens had a famous example where she, to demonstrate the hypocrisy of liberal censors, took the anti-white tweets from New York Time’s recent...
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