Caught Ignoring Threats to ‘Kill Kids’ While Censoring Posts
Critical of DNC Politicos
police raid the homes of peaceful activists for Facebook posts
critical of the state, rampant illegal threats to murder children
and kill people go unchecked and essentially ignored by the social
the past month, the social media giant, Facebook, has been incountless
headlinesranging from the scope of their
data collection to rampant censorship of peaceful groups. The
world is now finding out that the social media network they agreed
to join is also in the business of mining their data, controlling
the narrative, and stifling free speech.
have suspected that the rife censorship, removal of pages, and
banning of members has long been the means by which Facebook is
able to push a deliberate agenda. Even the interface of the entire
to its creators, is designed to create a feedback loop in
which “bad actors can manipulate large swaths of people to do
anything you want.”
Palihapitiya, former vice president of user growth at Facebook
recently stated at a public discussion at the Stanford
Graduate School of Business,“Everybody else has to soul-search a
little bit more about what you’re willing to do. Because your
behaviors, you don’t realize it,but
you are being programmed.It was
unintentional, but now you gotta decide how much you’re willing to
give up, how much of your intellectual independence.”
recent revelations about the way people interact with Facebook and
the way it can be used to steer public discourse has created a
furious debate within the government as well as the private
sector. In reality, however, Facebook is a private company.
Everything that you see on the platform, you agreed to in its
terms of service. This includes censorship, steering political
agendas, and even getting banned forcalling
out the atrocities of war.
much of this madness in which peaceful speech is flagged as
offensive and its purveyors banned can be attributed to the
algorithmic functions of the software, the Free Thought Project
has recently documented an experience with Facebook that shows how
dangerously inept this company is in stopping actual criminal
acts—even when they are given documented evidence and all the
details necessary to do so.
because the Free Thought Project challenges the status quo, many
people out there tend to be quite vocal in their opposition to the
ideas of freedom and peace which we openly support. Often times,
these people will email, message, or comment wishing us ill will.
This is nothing new and most of the time, we simply ignore it.
However, this week, we received a message that was impossible to
night, TFTP received the following message from someone we’ve
never heard of or interacted with.
wrong with America
Please don’t call 911 when i come kill you and your kids .. cops
can’t protect a faggot like you
And I’m tracking the address to narrow down your exact location
I’m going to torture your family
This is a threat
This is your life at steak
I will make ur faggot children watch first
Again don’t call 911 because you are against it
You are a group of dead men
Be careful smelling the mail in Milton ave
is not in the business of reporting people to Facebook. However,
this is not a typical threat as he mentions torturing children and
sending poison to our address. One would think that this is not
the sort of message that Facebook would allow on their platform
and do everything in their power to remove it. However, one would
through Facebook’s proper channels to report threats, TFTP
reported this to Facebook with a link to the man’s profile, a link
to the actual message, a screen grab of the message, and a quote
of the message. On Monday, Facebook had all the necessary
information to see that a man was using their platform to threaten
people about torturing and murdering them and their children.
would think that Facebook would quickly respond letting us know
that this clear violation of their terms and violation of the law
would be swiftly handled. However, again, one would be wrong.
responded to us but not how we anticipated. They claimed that they
were “unable to find the abuse you’re reporting based on the
initial information you’ve provided.”
this could possibly be a fluke because we actually sent them more
details than they require, we sent in another email, listing every
single item they asked for, detailing the crime. We received the
that this has got to be some mistake, TFTP reported it a third
time. Third time is a charm, right?
Thursday, after four attempts at reporting this threat, Facebook
finally acknowledged it but said they only issued the man who
threatened to murder children—a warning.
sheer lack of concern about someone using their product to
threaten child murder is mind boggling on its own. However, if we
consider the story of Sarah and Andrew Leach, who TFTP exclusively
reported earlier this month, this lack of concern becomes
be clear, TFTP is not calling for Facebook to censor any point of
view, offensive language, or any non-threatening communication, no
matter how nasty. However, this person is breaking the law, and
Facebook appears more concerned with reporting people to the
police because they share peaceful posts questioning government.
The Free Thought Project, Sarah Leach said that she and her
husband, Andrew, were ambushed and detained by a SWAT team formore than 13
hoursbefore they finally received an
explanation for their arrest. The evidence the officers claimed to
have against them came in the form of a stack of papers that
contained detailed screenshots of posts from their Facebook
accounts. None of it called for violence, yet this family was
raided by a SWAT team after Facebook flagged their content.
police realized that the couple had committed no crime and didn’t
even violate Facebook’s terms, they were set free, but not before
they were left severely traumatized.
Leach noted, the screenshots that were used by police depicted
content that questioned the narrative, criticized government
overreach and called for police accountability. Instead of
advocating for violence or threatening anyone, the posts condemned
the violent methods used by the government and police.
response to improperly flagged posts on Facebook, several federal
agencies wasted taxpayer funds to spy on, detain and interrogate
an innocent couple.
is also important to point out that many members of the Free
Thought Project team have been banned on Facebook for up to 30
days for sharing completely peaceful memes that simply challenge
the status quo. Entire Facebook pages have been taken down for
doing nothing other than sharing peaceful content as well.
the man who threatened to murder children gets by with a
warning—whatever that means.