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Newly released book reveals how Facebook enables militant Islamic Jihad

Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad – (used with permission)

Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad – (used with permission)

A newly released book was just released that reveals how Facebook, the worlds’ largest social media site increasingly known as the “world’s most dangerous censor”, reveals how Facebook has enabled militant Islamic jihad through the Orwellian application of its nebulous “community standards.”

In the book, “Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad,” authors Joe Newby, a U.S. veteran, and news writer and owner of the Conservative Firing Line, and Adina Kutnicki, an investigative journalist based in Israel for nearly eight years, compare and contrast how the site treats users, pages, and groups opposed to jihad versus those who support it.

The authors explain that it is not just the social media’s bans that are handed out to individuals, although that is part of it — it is often the circumstances surrounding those bans. In some cases, users have been slapped based on false reports or posts that have been forged to appear as though the person being banned made them.

Amazon.com description reads:

While militant jihad is exploding throughout the Islamic world, westerners are increasingly subjected to gravely perilous circumstances. Americans, Israelis, and Europeans are in their direct cross-hairs.

Jihadists congregate on social media, “friend” like-minded Islamists, and plot global jihad. With over 1.6 billion users worldwide, Facebook is the world’s largest social media site. It has become the de facto Internet since nearly every site connects to it. With that size comes great power–the power to lift up and the power to destroy. CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to stifle negative stories of “migrants” and assured Muslims he would make his site a welcoming place for them. Banned explains how social media in general and Facebook in particular seems to operate with a double standard that ultimately enables militant Islamic jihad.

Politicians talk about companies being too big to fail, but is Facebook so big that it can freely operate as a government unto itself?

As the authors have explained, “Pages have been torn down based on false reports that include pornography and nudity. Furthermore, articles mentioning Islam have been falsely flagged as “unsafe” and pages documenting alleged war crimes have been mysteriously scrubbed.”

Users also have been targeted with death threats and threats of violent rape but the Facebook community standards censors did nothing.

In one instant of a death threat, the book explained that in 2012, a Facebook user, only identified as Marie, logged into Facebook and was presented with a number of graphic death threats and threats of rape from individuals with Middle Eastern-sounding names. “We will kill you,” one message read.

Marie was more than just a little concerned and she reported the threats to Facebook. The response she got was jaw-dropping, to say the least. The social media giant sent her a private email saying the company could not confirm the threats violated their community standards although the threat was clearly visible.

Jihadist’s have used the platform to buy and sell military hardware while average users are routinely banned for even talking about selling a gun. Worse yet, all of this censorship are sanctioned by federal law.

Newby and Kutnicki state that they have seen various reports trickle out now and then, but they have gathered several incidents and is profiled in this book for the very first time.

Not only do Kutnicki and Newby lay out the problem and some of the evidence, they have provide some possible solutions and give average users tips they can use to help bring Facebook back into this realm that they call, “reality.”

“Americans are finding themselves living in an age of censorship and political correctness. We live in a dream world if we think our right to freely express ourselves will forever exist simply because the Constitution says so, “Newby and Kutnicki explained. “Liberals are increasingly infringing on our individual rights.  If we refuse to stand now, we and our children will have no right to dissent on any issue — and it will happen sooner than we think.”

The book, priced at $14.99, can be ordered at Amazon.com and the WND Superstore.

The book has been endorsed by Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and Prof. Paul Eidelberg, an American-Israeli political scientist, author and lecturer, and founder and president of The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, with offices in Jerusalem. He is also president of the Yamin Yisrael Party.

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