Facebook Bans TTAG For Posting ISIS Toddler Video

If Facebook didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any at all. Post some mildly suggestive pics of a rowing club trying to raise some cash to fight cancer? Verboten! But if your name is appropriately ethnic and you put up some genitalia pics, that’s A-OK [NSFW]. If you’re anti-semitic, or just anti-Israel, and want to share your viewpoint with the world, Facebook is just fine with that. But criticize an anti-Isreal post, and you get a 12-hour time out. Now it’s TTAG’s turn for an electronic rap on the knuckles for posting the above video . . .

RF put that video up this morning. It depicts a little ISIS tyke in training walking into a room and slitting the throat of a teddy bear. You know, because practice makes perfect. The only comment RF wrote to accompany this little glimpse of horror was “Keep your powder dry.” And for the offense of showing barbarians committing barbarous acts (however tame, in this case), we got this love note from Zuckerberg’s arbiters of taste:

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The punishment for the affront to political correctness that is revealing human debris demonstrating abominable behavior?

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So be aware that you won’t be getting our posts coming through your news feed for the next day as we’ve earned ourselves a temporary vacation from the book of faces. Some of you may wonder if we merit this kind of treatment because of our focus on something as icky and socially unacceptable as guns. But there are just too many examples of Facebook’s arbitrary and capricious application of their “community standards” to make such a cut-and-dried judgement.

So please keep your attention focused here for the next day. And for those of you who rely on the social media behemoth for alerts to our latest posts, we’ll be back before you know it, tanned, rested and ready.

 

comments

  1. avatar DaveinLA says:

    Shame on you for daring to have an opinion and share it on social media as if you are one of the million of mindless idiots out there….. what’s wrong with you? /sarc

    1. avatar Rad Man says:

      And if there was ever any question that these little monsters are manufactured, there shouldn’t be now.

  2. avatar Adrik says:

    Wow, Facebook has really become a hellhole

    1. avatar neipwa says:

      What is this BECOME you refer to.

      Facebook is a Social DISEASE.

  3. avatar Coffee Addict says:

    If the ‘Book of Face’ banhammers you, come sit by me. We can be friends.

  4. avatar Abram G says:

    Meh, the only reason I’m ever on Facebook is to contact a few friends who I don’t know how to reach another way. Keep up the good work, TTAG; don’t let the naysayers get you down.

  5. avatar The Dude says:

    Stop using Facebook. Stop sending traffic to them. There’s your answer! Just camp on the page and direct readers to twitter or Google plus.

  6. avatar rc says:

    I ditched Faceplant 3 years ago and never looked back….you should try it, it feels good.

    1. avatar Avid Reader says:

      I can’t quit. I never started.

      1. avatar js says:

        Word.

        Though to be fair, I _did_ try to join Facebook once. But they rejected me, since I didn’t go to an ivy league college. I hear that later they lowered their standards. I on the other hand have not forgotten the snub.

  7. avatar Grindstone says:

    Now you can join the rest of us who don’t worry about that POS site.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        ^This.

        Although I’ve been tempted to create a ‘dummy’ account for certain *cough* uses…

    1. avatar Paul says:

      Another +1. I only use it because I can post comments on Huffington Post using the FB ID; comments which usually go against the grain of the usual HuPo reader.

      1. avatar AnhydrousWater says:

        That’s why I have one also. I go by the name Greg Krisner on huffingtonpost, not my real last name. I just post to call out the hypocrisy of them and try and show them facts on certain subjects. They don’t seem to like it.

      2. avatar styrgwillidar says:

        I won’t even get on FB for that…

    2. avatar JSJ says:

      +1
      The World’s largest Nail Salon and all the drama that goes with it. No thanks.

  8. avatar PeterK says:

    You likely got reported by someone. Maybe they took it the wrong way? You know how sensitive people can be about “islamophobia” these days.

    Honestly I’d be surprised if every post you made wasn’t reported at some point, though.

  9. avatar William Burke says:

    I call baloney. Doubt if that’s a real knife. Another fake ISIS snuff flick.

  10. avatar Gunr says:

    Facebook my ass! How about “Butt book” Never got on it, never will, and never wanted to! Actually, I did get on it once, accidentally. Then without any provocation, I had a dozen dip shits contacting me, wanting to be my “friend”

    1. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

      It’s bad enough being Googlefied. I turned on my computer after getting the new Google because you just had to have it. I get it on and here comes “HI” Hows that for damn privacy? I can’t even logon without some moron DB knowing I’m on the computer!!!
      I threw a hissy fit for a while until I went through every damn setting that Google hides everywhere and turned that BS off. Made sure my search history isn’t saved also.
      Ever wonder why Microshaft offered Windows 10 for free? Heck, they can use your computer to update other computers! It’s a massive information sponge. When you have 10, you have your very own advertisement ID
      Don’t believe me though, just search privacy issues Windows 10. It’s pretty bad

      1. avatar JSJ says:

        Online privacy is long dead and gone. What we do know about corporate and government spying is probably dwarfed by what we don’t know.

  11. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    And this signals the coming decline of Facebook.

    It is also an example of elitism. Facebook figures they get to define “good/bad”, “decent/indecent”, what is and is not politically correct, etc. because they amassed a huge pile of cash. Censorship is rarely a good thing and the good old Internet and open marketplace of ideas will show them otherwise soon enough.

    Of course Zuckerberg could care less … he already made his billions.

  12. avatar American Made says:

    Thanks to Zoiker-BOIG and his Leftist minions I have 4 days left until my current 30 day FarceBook (intentional misspelling) suspension expires. My offense? I posted an image of an adult, bearded, male, Mestizo wearing a diaper and sombrero while smoking a cigar titled “Anchor Baby” in support of Donald Trump, The cartoonish image was “reported” by whom I don’t know (someone on my friends list “Liked” it and “Shared” it), and it was deemed “offensive” by the politically correct limp-wristed weenies.

    Why do I use FB? Though I don’t post often, maybe once every two weeks, I have a large extended family, my dad was one of ten children and it allows me to keep in touch with family members across the country, BTW I have only 47 “friends” almost all family members.

    1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

      Man, it’s not like family did not stay in touch before facebook.

      Just remember, if something is presented to you as free to use, YOU are the product.

      facebook is getting rich off of all the back-end API stuff that you never see, but is collecting info they get to sell to corporations.

      If you get a chance, take a look at the documentary “Generation Like.” Watch the WHOLE thing.

      Then decide if you really need to be on facebook.

      1. avatar American Made says:

        There is one positive, I DON’T click on ANY of the ads OR patronize ANY FarceBook advertisers thus reducing their revenue. Keeping track of email addresses and tel #’s is a pain in the ass. I DON’T have a “smartphone” either and the address book on my bottom-of-the-line nearly 10 year old Motorola cellphone is empty as are the address books in my two email accounts.

        Sure I hate FB and use it as little as possible but at age 52 I can easily reach the entire family and a few select longtime friends at once, they can instantly share important info and family photos. It’s a trade-off and I’m hoping that the Conservative alternative to FB (can’t recall the name) takes off.

        Had I known of Zoiker-BOIG’s political inclinations prior to creating an account in 2006 I wouldn’t have ever used that service BUT since they have the limited info I entered when I created my account I’ll exploit it to spread the Conservative and pro-2nd Amendment message among my “friends” until I’m banned permanently.

        1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

          “There is one positive, I DON’T click on ANY of the ads OR patronize ANY FarceBook advertisers thus reducing their revenue.

          they have the limited info I entered when I created my account”

          Sorry to tell you this, but that’s a false security.

          It’s not the you clicking on ads that is useful for datamining. The software used to collect the data is the ‘back end’ stuff, the so-called “analytics” and other API oriented tools. It’s the software running on their servers that their “paying clients” have access to collate the data of how you interact with all the people you interact with on there.

          YOU don’t have to enter YOUR data in directly for it to be available to them. Truthfully, they are probably not really interested in you as an individual.

          It’s you as a member of a network with that extended family you mentioned, as well as all the ‘connections’ THEY have, and the second tier connections, and so on.

          Seriously; watch that docu I mentioned. It’s a bit of an eye opener. There may be others, too. But, I do know that one gets into the back-end stuff a bit.

          facebook is not offering you ANYTHING for free…quite literally, you are the product they are selling, but not TO you.

  13. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

    I tend to agree with the first post. What was it TruthTellers said, uh let me see…what was it? Oh yeah, here it is!
    “Fuck Facebook” Gosh, how eloquent is that??

    I don’t have a Facebook page nor would I ever divulge my information to them or any other device or create a profile like a mindless drone. I have little information exposed with the exception of using my real name here…cuz you know, I don’t really give a rats ass about that. I’m not hard to find. What I do care about is being a open book for everyone. I value my privacy more than that.

  14. avatar Shwiggie says:

    Use Twitter. Set it up to cross-post to FB and don’t worry about it. It’s easier and, if FB throws a bitch fit you have the same thing on a more trafficked site, to boot.

    1. avatar American Made says:

      Can’t use Twitter, I’ve been “banned” from there after challenging the BLM domestic terrorists/Democrats and Bernie Sanders supporters. I guess the image of a Jim Crow-era lynching with tagline that said “Feel The Rope Burn” was a bit too much for their delicate sensibilities.

  15. avatar Ragnar says:

    Posted it on my completely ordinary guy facebook page. Lets see what happens.

  16. avatar ANdrew Lias says:

    Personally I don’t need Zuckerberg knowing when I’m going to use the john but I can absolutely see why it’s critical for any sort of business to have an account. I don’t think any other social networks out there would be that great either considering Google’s brass has a history of siding with Obummer.

    1. avatar pod says:

      Most of the tech industry sides with the left and the Democratic Party. I have yet to hear of a major or even mid-scale tech company that leans right.

      Most of the right-leaning nerds work for themselves or are part of a voluntary collective without any formal business arrangements. Those who lean right and work in a leftist company usually have to keep quiet lest they lose their jobs.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        “Most of the tech industry sides with the left and the Democratic Party.”

        Not so much.

        If there was a ‘bias’ is Silicon Valley it might be termed ‘Libertarian Flavored’.

        Guns are favored there by the techies more than you may realize.

        The Obama admin’s keel-hauling of privacy concerns have soured their blind love of the leftists.

        They are beginning to see the light…

  17. avatar David says:

    I got a rap on the internet knuckles awhile back. I posted a screen shot of ISIS beheading a dude on a brony forum. Hey statists gonna state. Apparently bronies don’t brodown.

    And do keep your powder dry!

    These are the same people who follow the example (Sunnah) of a 7th century slave trader & warlord. Even if this is a prank, Jihadi Mouse from a few years back was not:

  18. avatar anaxis says:

    I don’t think he’s a brownshirt; one’s nuts have to be descended to properly qualify for that title…. but he’s definitely a brownboy belonging to the left.

  19. To be clear, I posted the video as a warning to readers that evil exists. That we must be vigilant against it. Armed, in fact.

    The idea that I’m pro-ISIS is beyond laughable. I’m a Jew whose grandparents and extended family were slaughtered by anti-Semites. I know the face of the enemy when I see it.

    I suppose Facebook simply ID’ed people who posted the video and swung the ban hammer. Which will hurt our business (we get about 20% of our daily traffic from Facebook).

    So be it. The truth about guns will stay true to its remit no matter what.

  20. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    20% of your traffic RF? I hate to post because it’s my real name. I see much worse on other pro-gun FB pages. I guess it’s ’cause yer big…I’ll hit your FB page tomorrow…

  21. avatar Trone Abeetin says:

    How’s it feel to be judged by nameless, faceless snapper heads? To get your post pushed down the memory hole? Now you know how we feel when we post the most innocuous thing and you bunch of Marys bin it.

    1. avatar American Made says:

      Yup! Tyrants come in ALL shapes, sizes, and political persuasions. Sad to say I’ve seen comments deleted and commenters here banned in order to appease Liberals and enforce political correctness. It’s time to stop eating our own and for us to ignore petty squabbles and concentrate on destroying Liberals and their narrative.

      1. avatar Matt in FL says:

        Oh, the crying. You know the posting policy around here can pretty much be summed up as “Don’t be an asshole,” right? If you’ve had multiple comments memory-holed, perhaps that’s a sign that you’re being unsociable.

        1. avatar iCONOCLAST says:

          yeah, if you say so Stalin

        2. avatar iCONOCLAST says:

          how do you explain “Gun Concierge” then, talk about a dude that alienates EVERYBODY when he taps a keyboard. Yet you give him a byline. So, I would say that you just censor people that ruffle _your_ feathers.
          So spare me the sanctimony.

        3. avatar Matt in FL says:

          Comments are deleted when they are openly racist, homophobic, etc. or directly abusive to other commenters. FirearmConcierge exhibits none of those behaviors, he just has opinions that you disagree with. He doesn’t alienate everybody, as you said; quite a few people agree with what he says, even if they might think he’s an ass for the way he says it.

  22. avatar neipwa says:

    Facebook is just one more American fad. But when you’re done with this one they won’t be done with you. You’ve left then them you life as a free data mine that the useless asshats can use until the day you die.

  23. avatar Dev says:

    Guess what video is being posted to my wall when I get home tonight.

  24. avatar TroyBilt says:

    And once again TTAG bitches about Facebook but will continue to support them buy keeping there page open with them. Close your account with them or STFU.

  25. avatar OBlamo binLyen says:

    Wow, after all the crap I’ve posted on Suckfucksbook I’ve NEVER been banned. Most certainly not for lack of trying.

  26. avatar Dustin says:

    I quit on facebook because the guv loves to frame things up there…

    How many fake pedo arrests involve the reporting of the line “was talking to children on facebook…” In the 90s it was “was emailing kids on the internet…” or “chatting with underage children on AOL…”

    All those “task forces” trying to catch pedos? BS. If you express non-liberal views, your inbox starts getting mobbed with messages and “Friend requests” from these fake underage kid accounts that the guv uses ostensibly to catch pedos, but it’s really nothing more than framing anyone they don’t like.

    If I sign up for facebook, again, I guarantee I’ll be flooded with that crapola just like the last time, and the time before that. You don’t have respond to any of them, delete every one without even looking at it. Doesn’t matter, there will be a warrant for your arrest and a pre-conceived press release that sounds like every other framed pedo-who-isn’t-a-pedo arrest press release… Nobody looks into those arrests. He’s a pedo, hang him high! I narrowly escaped the last attempt to frame me like that, never again will I use Facebook.

    Defame all who oppose your agenda…

    1. avatar Ragnarredbeard says:

      Interesting. I’m a full-on right wing arch-conservative and I never get children sending me invites or the like on Facebook. I’m thinking the OP is either exaggerating or is being targeted for good reason.

    2. avatar Grindstone says:

      You know you could just NOT attempt to have sex with children, right?

  27. avatar Cuteandfuzzybunniess says:

    We need a Facebook alternative. Something like Facebook but with no restrictions save spam. Maybe free book. Or something.

    1. avatar Matt Richardson says:

      You mean like ELLO?

  28. What’s the point of owning a global social-networking platform, if it can’t be used to arbitrarily impose the owners’ personal prejudices and double-standards on users?

  29. I was permanently banned from Townhall, a supposed conservative site, whose comment section is full of liberal trolls.
    After the Newtown massacre, one anti said “You need a 30 round clip in case you are attacked by a large group of 1st graders”
    The appropriate reply that got me banned was “GFY”

    1. avatar Mister Fleas says:

      That’s crazy for them to do that to you.

    2. avatar Grindstone says:

      From what I’ve seen of Townhall, it’s the far-right version of Salon.

  30. avatar Chip Bennett says:

    Facebook and Twitter are privately owned entities, and can enforce whatever rules they desire regarding the use of their websites. Don’t like it? Take it up with the owners – or, the stockholders.

    That said: this crap is exactly the reason I don’t engage in anything political on Facebook. (That Facebook completely craps on any modicum of respect for privacy is the reason I do next to nothing at all on Facebook.)

    As far as I’m concerned, Facebook only exists to see pictures that my wife posts of my kids and that my sister posts of her kids, and to wish people a happy birthday.

  31. avatar cabman says:

    BAN FACEBOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If “guns kill people” so does fb. Here is an article from the paper in Muncie Indiana – http://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/crime/2015/09/22/facebook-feud-ends-shooting/72641176/. So if the anti gun wackjobs say that an inanimate object like a gun kills people then an inanimate website can do the same, so i say ban facebook so people don’t get shot.

  32. avatar Timmy! says:

    Wait… so you’re telling me Facespace is still a thing? Huh, weird.

  33. avatar styrgwillidar says:

    I don’t waste time on hate. Its Zucker’s playground and he can do what he wants with it.

    I’m not on Facebook, won’t join Facebook even just to post on sites that use Facebook for comments, and avoid doing business with companies that only have a presence on Facebook…

  34. Well….. to see if they apply this universally….I just shared it too!

  35. avatar M J Johnson says:

    styrgwillidar says:
    September 23, 2015 at 08:06
    “I don’t waste time on hate. Its Zucker’s playground and he can do what he wants with it.”

    Agreed.

  36. avatar pg2 says:

    TTAG, take the facebook ban as a compliment. Seriously.

  37. avatar BDub says:

    I think the word you are looking for is “Kapo”.

  38. avatar Sammy^ says:

    Why do you use social media anyway?

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