As the attack on free speech escalates, many taboo topics and opinions are no longer being allowed on the major social networks.
As an independent, non-profit free speech website, our mission is to support all view points so long as they are presented with civility and truth. However, we also want to be proactive in setting the guidelines on how such topics should be discussed. To that end, this post is to help us get a list of controversial, social-media-ban-able topics so that we can better understand the scope of the challenge.
To be clear, some of the things that can get you kicked off social media sites can get you blocked here - namely ad hominids (personal attacks/slurs) and general derogatory statements of a group ("all blonds are dumb" ). Those types of things are unproductive in changing minds and reflect poorly on our community.
In as far as you know, please let us know the specifics on what people are getting banned off social media. Thanks!
As Ann Coulter demonstrates, hate speech now includes telling the truth about the leftist agenda and quoting past comments of their favored politicians at odds with current orthodoxy.
A better question: have any groups or opinions from the left faced exile? Demonetizing? Are Antifa and BLM still running free on Twitter? While Donald is censored?
Telling the truth about the “pandemic,” if it contradicts the 100% wrong about everything Dr. Fauci will get your post pulled for spreading harmful disinformation.
Ask this question again when the political weaponizing has been neutralized. Or ask a different question.
Here’s something that’ll get you banned:
I was banned for posting that homosexuality was a perversion. On my own timeline, by the way not as a response to someone else's post. One of the few things in my life I am proud of; being banned from Facebook. Not much of an accomplishment really, but then it is really very hard to be accomplished in a society like America has become.
Okay, I have made very clear I LOVE this site, but this is definitely heading the wrong, wrong way. Please let it well enough alone. We are all wrong and we all need adversity in order to grow and become mature people. Examples:
I may say Hitler was not a bad guy. Would you ban me for that? I would argue Hitler was nothing more than an expert orator who mirrored the subconscious of people as he responded to their non-verbal cues. There is harm in pointing to Hitler as the cause of WWII: that takes the guilt away from the ones who ACTUALLY did the killing and all the damage--the people around him. What's wrong with that? That we are not learning the lesson that is not the invitation, but the mob which brings hell upon Earth in the end. That's a POWERFUL lesson.
I may say all Mexicans are retards. Would you ban me for that? I am Mexican and I live online because I cannot stand at all Mexican people. I find then weak, lazy, incapable of make an effort to put two and two together and when they do, they forget it faster than how bad the last president screwed us over. If we weren't retards, we would be part of the first world. So... I live it everyday. It is true. Yet it is offensive. Would you ban me for it?
If I say: we should kill off all chumbawambas, would you ban me for that? What if the chumbawambas are out to get us? I mean, the people from Salem went after the "witches", Nazis went after Jews, the KKK went after blacks, dinosaurs went after humans... You know, in Jurassic Park. Would you ban me for advocating for self-deffense?
I could say: let's murder all fags. They are weak and are no threath to anybody. But I may hate them and want them dead. Would you ban me for that? If you treat an adult like a child, he will end up acting like a child. When are people gonna be able to assume the responsibility of processing the information they read by themselves and not just follow the orders as if they had no brain? That's what made the whole hollocaust and gulags things happen. We need more critical thinking and you would be taking opportunities to practice it if you took those assholes away from us.
In the same example. Hate is a bodily function, and a reactive one at that. Whomever hates, he suffers as he feels the hate, so you would be victim blaming. The r esponsible one is the hateable who induced the feeling of hate into him. And there's only two ways to heal yourself from the illness of hate: peaceful word violence, or mere violence. Feelings are like muscles. They are meant to be hurt in order for them to grow and become stronger. Our society lacks an emotional gym nowadays, that's why it's mostly snowflakes out there.
I am fat, I am old, I am friendless, I am piss poor, I am depressed, I suffer from anxiety, I got AIDS, I can't sing to save my life, I'm antisocial, I have all sorts of traumas, I've got daddy issues, and I haven't taken a shower in over a months. I am disgusting. But being open about it keeps my psyche as healthy as possible and it makes me complete immune to criticisms since I've already made peace with all of them. O viously, I'm trying to improve myself, but it won't hurt me if you tell me something I already know. The entitled snowflakes out there don't know the pieces of shit they are. And you, me, God, him, her, them and ever zer know they are. And they o viously don't have any sort of parental figure in their lives to force them to place their feet on the ground. They won't until somebody forces them to creash against the wall of reality. I don't want any ody to surfer, but causing emotional pain to evil people would prevent us from going all Rambo on them once we finally get fed up of them building the whole country to the ground, you know?
We are made for nature, and no human being is so incredibly talented with their insult to even come close to how cruel nature can be. So every single one of us would survive words. Let's stop this hate hate nonsense. It doesn't even make sense. You can't prevent yourself from feeling hate. Only supress it inside where it grows and eventually blows up out of proportion due to negligence and that's how mass shootings happens.
I want people to insult me so I can reply rationally and calmly to them, letting them know it's childish to behave that way. We are our youths parents, let's be a big family, hurt and all. Please do not give up on free speech because the only alternative is violence.
I was repeatedly sent to my time-out corner in Facebook for providing rebuttals to anti-Trump rhetoric, as well as for posting articles that challenge global warming rhetoric. NO open minds there, nor Reddit, nor MeWe, nor Quora, nor YouTube, nor Twitter.... IDW is the only site in which I may publish articles which inform, and which often happen to be in opposition to what the general media offers.
I’m not one bit concerned about getting kicked of Facebook. I like the memories, but they don’t have my loyalty. I have lots of friends there but some are also in my email and other places, so it wouldn’t bother me too much.
What I do get very upset about is corporations and companies firing people because they might express an opinion away from work, on social media somewhere. This, to me, is communist behavior. Completely unacceptable. And I’ve now got myself to the point I won’t shop s many places that have caved. Taking Aunt Jemima off packages, etc. giving tons of money to BLM. Allowing themselves to be extorted to expressing sentiments that I know are BS. This is just wrong. Taking down conservative voices is wrong. The left has lost its mind.
Things that will get you kicked off FB, Twitter, YouTube, etc:
If I missed anything, please add it to the list.
Some of us are here to learn. I suppose some of us are here to teach or impart some knowledge. It would be a stretch to think that very many of us would be here to dis-inform, but I'm sure it happens. In an environment of teaching and learning, civility is central to success. Rudeness just impedes the flow of information. Eric Hoffer said that rudeness was the weak person's imitation of being strong. We might not have the most glowing remarks to make about something but as long as we cloak them in civility rather than rudeness we can further a discussion on almost anything. As @Admin has stated IDW/Slug advertises on sites that have been demonetized by YouTube, Facebook etc. and they/we don't want to shine a bad light on any of them. Matsuo Basho (I think) said, "Next to good manners nothing is as important as enlightenment."
These are confusing times, because there are in fact no clear rules to ban users. Not even being hated by the ADL is decisive as we can see from the example of E. Michael Jones who was listed to be banned but maintained by Youtube. However Vdare got banned for such a reason. Recently physicians got banned for reports on Covid-19 treatment. Trunews from Rick Wiles got banned over criticism of Israel, Pewdepee got in trouble over a tiktok challenge. I guess it happens for hidden reasons to foster the interests of the global elite which owns the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Youtube which is obviously closely connected to Israel.
I apoligize if necessary ahead of time because I'm finding the way you approached the proposition that you appeared either disengenuous or oblivious to the current state of the US socially disrupted environment. I believe you're neither, but based on your previous posts please do not attempt to encourrage debate in the way the media does by framing the proposition, as a lure, just as their masters require social media to take the middle road as the left does or when all else fails censor them by the way its put to us in a poll.. Unfortunately it came off as insulting to either side's intelligence in the current political debate. You don't need to to try to create the conversation. Allow those of us conversing to actually decide what we think and address it. Join the conversation as a participant not admin. We didn't join to be prodded in a direction or to have conversation created. Thank you
If it were up to me, it would be anything goes, except for threats of violence, CP, and anything else deemed illegal. I would ensure that we had robust user controls that allowed each individual to remove anything they do not want to see, or that they feel is offensive. This is the best way to protect everyone involved.
Positive comments about ethno-nationalism, usually in the context of a public thread where people are smearing it as inherently hateful or genocidal. Conversely, users can get away with death threats so long as they qualify the target as a "Nazi" or some other slur.
I think that banning is not necessary. I think reasonable people (from all points of view) can see when someone is JUST abusive. I've never blocked someone or booted someone on FB or Twitter. Even when we VERY STRONGLY DISAGREED. I however have been blocked on both and been FB jailed a few times. Nothing significant.
So, let the community police. But that means when someone IS abusive in some way, we as part of the community MUST address it.
'If it isn't broke, don't try to fix it'. If I see a post or comment that I find disrespectful or disturbing, I will just ignore it and move on. I feel like some people say, post or comment really mean things only because they want a reaction. If they don't get the reaction they're looking for, they'll soon find that it's hardly worth their while.
I have noticed a certain sensitivity on Slug, concerning perceived antisemitic speech. There are several members who seem to have an axe to grind with so called zionists. I advised one such member who was derailing a thread in the Culture War Group, to start his own thread on the JQ, if he wished to explore that subject.
In my opinion, it is far more productive to allow open discussion of the controversial. This permits others to expose logical errors and possibly change some minds. Would that topic be considered a bannable offence by @Admin? Would Count Dankula and his dog be banned for mimicking the Hitler salute?