Facebook now Allowing Incitation to Violence

In a new internal community standards policy, Facebook now authorizes threats of “high severity violence”, as well as “threats that could lead to death”, against individuals and organizations FB has designated as dangerous. This includes Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, and Milo Yiannopoulos.

Based on the fact that Facebook users have been allowed to constantly threaten our admins with torture, death, and other extreme violence without any repercussions from Facebook, we suspect our organization as been designated as “dangerous” by Zuckerberg. According to FB, this is sufficient to incite violence against us… Ironically, an actual crime under U.S., Canadian, and Norwegian law.

Internal Facebook Policy:


DO NOT POST

Threats that could lead to death (and other forms of high-severity violence) of any target(s), where threat is defined as any of the following:

  • Statements of intent to commit high-severity violence

  • Calls for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organisation or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organisations Policy)

  • Including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence

  • Statements advocating for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organisation or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organisations Policy)

  • Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence (unless the target is an organisation or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organisations Policy)