On Facebook censorship

Even though Facebook censors for Israel, India, & other repressive regimes, we’re supposed to be impressed that it suspended the account of General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Burmese military who orchestrated the Rohingya genocide, along with 18 Facebook accounts including five other Burmese generals, one Instagram account & 52 Facebook pages supporting the Burmese genocide of the Rohingya people. They did leave standing several accounts by & for Aung San Suu Kyi, the chief non-military genocidaire, including her official accounts. Allowing her accounts to remain means that she can continue to justify the Rohingya genocide, the role she has always played for the military.

This censorship is of a piece with that of censoring Alex Jones: Facebook & Twitter don’t give a rat’s ass about free speech or the denial of free speech for such creeps. It is done solely as window dressing to legitimize the censorship of Rohingya activists in both venues. It is done to gain our support for censorship of free speech on social media. But it’s a fool’s game to go along with it when the real intended targets are Palestinians, Kashmiris, Rohingyas, Uyghurs, & others fighting against war, occupation, genocide.

We need to raise a collective hue & cry demanding the end of censorship on social media. This is a useful, though not comprehensive, article on the dangers of sanctioning any form of censorship with Facebook & Twitter acting as judge, jury, & executioner: