Facebook has begun training their censoring staff to protect “white men”, and not black children or Muslims, from being the targets of “hate” on their website.
A new investigative report by ProPublica has shown internal documents revealing that “white people” are considered as a “protected category” that would allow for removal of content considered as “hate speech” towards them.
This allows for incidents like the following.
A white man can incite violence against Muslims, like this:
But a black woman can’t suggest white people are racist, like this:
Meanwhile Facebook still allows constant violent rhetoric from white supremacist groups that go unchecked, just like the posts of the man who went on a stabbing spree in Portland, Oregon, which are still on their website.
This hypocrisy is another example of large corporate systematic influence valuing white people’s comfort over the safety of marginalized groups.
Source: The Root