Facebook Caves to Pakistani Demands. Agrees to Address "Blasphemous Posts..."
Facebook is big on limiting posts. Especially those of conservative nature. Across the pond, Zuckerberg and friends have even dipped their toes into censorship here and there (see Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Agree to Censor "Hate Speech" in Europe). Now they may be skipping past censorship to something even more dirtbaggish.
Apparently Pakistan has been whining nonstop to Facebook about "blasphemous posts." Yes, as in insulting to Islam. It's a mater of national importance, those pesky Mohammad portrait painters. The Pakistani government is now demanding that Facebook look into this content. And Facebook actually agreed...
Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate "blasphemous content" posted on the Social Network by Pakistanis. Blasphemy laws allow the death penalty in some cases.
"Facebook and other service providers should share all information about the people behind this blasphemous content with us," [Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said].
Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social media site, according to the interior ministry. There has been little official description of what blasphemous content has been found online so far, but in the past blasphemy accusations have ranged from depiction of the Prophet Muhammad to critiques and inappropriate references to the Koran.
Not surprising coming from a company whose founder wants to love away all the terrorisms (see Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Fight ISIS With 'Love'). While Zuckerberg touts tolerance and unity from his Hawaiian-smashing fortress, his company is complicit to this thought sewage. So open minded he is.
The government is requesting Facebook's aid in imposing Sharia law. If Pakistan gets its way, Pakistani citizens can be jailed or even put to death simply for pulling a Charlie Hebdo and posting a Mohammad drawing to social media. In the meantime, Facebook has yet to make an official statement regarding their future meeting, possibly out of shame. Because the fact that Facebook is even entertaining this speaks leagues about their intentions - which are a steaming heap of wrong.
Facebook, this is why we hate you.
Back to painting...