Facebook’s New Rules Allow Calls For ‘High-Severity Violence’ Against ‘Dangerous Individuals’

banned Paul Joseph Watson, Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos, Louis Farrakhan and others earlier this year after defining them as “dangerous individuals” and now they’ve changed their rules to allow calls for violence against them.

Facebook’s latest Community Standards update reads:

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; or

– Calls for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.)
– Including content where no target is specified but a symbol represents the target and/or includes a visual of an armament to represent violence; or
– Statements advocating for high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.); or

– Aspirational or conditional statements to commit high-severity violence (unless the target is an organization or individual covered in the Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, or is described as having carried out violent crimes or sexual offenses, wherein criminal/predator status has been established by media reports, market knowledge of news event, etc.)

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=60465

FB has since changed this.

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