Is facebook saying the Gospel is hate speech?
REPORT: Facebook Censors Peaceful Saint Augustine Quote As ‘Hate Speech’.
A blogger reported on July 14 that Facebook had repeatedly banned a quote from St. Augustine of Hippo, a theologian and philosopher from the 5th century, every time he's posted it, labeling it has "hate speech."
Domenico Bettinelli had written in his blog about his recent experience. "Facebook has repeatedly banned a quote from St. Augustine every time I've posted it. And it's not some fire and brimstone 'Sinners are going to hell!' quote, but in fact, quite the opposite."
This is because facebook now uses an idiotic algorithm to run everything. My account /AustralianAtheist was recently banned from facebook for harmlessly quoting a historical figure.
- A Yahoo UserLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
To be honest: I think it's just a misunderstanding of the quote.
Included in the quote is this phrase:
- men are hopeless creatures
- Unable to excuse themselves
(which interpretation can happen also with a quick, careless reading)
that can understandably be interpreted as "hate speech".
- Markus ImhofLv 76 months ago
For one thing, I would dispute that St. Augustine is The Gospel - it's a religious text, like thousands of others from dozens of religions.
For another, FB doesn't have to justify deleting a post - their sandbox, their sand, their buckets, their spades, their rules. They would have to justify, however, if they're not deleting dubious posts fast enough - they're currently facing a 2 Million fine over here for being too hard to reach and too slow in deleting hate speech.
And please don't start with "historical figures". Hate speech isn't a new invention, it isn't even a 20th century invention.
- DanielLv 76 months ago
Depending on the way it was Worded it could be
Its Facebook's Site tho if they want to Delete it they can
Rather you Agree with the way they Delete things or Not