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advertisers force Facebook to censor right-wing free speech

Original post made by resident, Menlo Park: Downtown, on May 29, 2013

Be careful if engage in right-wing free speech such as discussions on legitimate rape on Facebook. Facebook may delete your posts as well as cancel your account. Story in the Los Angeles Times: Web Link

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Posted by what?
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Discussions on "legitimate" rape? What are you talking about? Do you mean "legitimate discussions" on rape? Even if you do, the LA Times article you included talks about content that has nothing to do with legitimate discussions of anything. The content in question is vile and reprehensible. And on a "social media" outlet. What on earth is your point?

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

The subjects being censored by Facebook are little different from the "legitimate rape" issue discussed in the latest US elections by multiple Republican candidates. Whether or not you think these candidates are "vile and reprehensible", should a corporation be actively censoring their ideas in widely used public forums?

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Posted by what?
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Are we reading the same LA Times article? The one linked in the original post includes: (The protesters) pointed to pages with titles such as "Kicking your girlfriend in the fanny because she won't make you a sandwich" and "Violently raping your friend just for laughs" and photographs of women bruised, tied up and bleeding with captions such as "Next time don't get pregnant."

What does that have to do with candidates or a discussion of "legitimate rape"? I said the postings are "vile and reprehensible," not your phantasmal "candidates", whoever they are. The Times article refers to hate messages posted by users with warped, infantile senses of humor. What's being removed aren't discussions. They're malicious postings.

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Posted by WhoRUpeople
a resident of another community
on May 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm

The fact that some people can use a computer scares the crap out of me

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 29, 2013 at 6:59 pm


the fact those same people can reproduce REALLY scares the hell out of me!

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on May 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm

I'm with WhoR & MV. Fringe folks will always find ways to discuss reprehensible subjects as if they're viable ideas & they'll always complain about their rights being infringed, even if that's not the case.

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