The Enemy is real. Now, for the Christian, we know there isn’t just one enemy but three; the flesh, the world, and the devil. You do not have to agree but Facebook fits the “world” and Islam is certainly the product of the “devil”. For instance, Islam as the product of the Devil denies the Scriptures that speak to the fact of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Christianity itself is based on those two facts; 1 Corinthians 15.
I say all of that to say that Facebook (the world) is working with the devil (Islam) to stifle your and my freedom of speech along with other precious liberties.
For instance, an Islamist website says ‘In addition to the armies of fake accounts and pages that Russia propagated on Facebook, we’ve also seen a disturbing trend of hate groups who are all too real using social media platforms to organize and spread their malice. As just one example, ACT for America and its founder Brigitte Gabriel continue to have active Facebook presences (and in Gabriel’s case, a ?? verified account), despite being named as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. As other organizations, including Muslim Advocates, have noted, there are dozens more self-proclaimed and unambiguously hateful pages with thousands of followers. For them, Facebook becomes a useful one-stop platform for spreading false and fear-mongering information about minority communities, cyber-bullying individuals, and organizing real world events to spread hate and even launch outright criminal actions.
Along with a diverse group of community and advocacy organizations, MPAC has had the opportunity to meet regularly with Facebook to discuss these concerns and work on proactive solutions to make the platform empowering rather than targeting of our communities. We have joined our colleagues in urging that the company fundamentally address the way both fake profiles and real hate groups use the social network to prey upon our communities, and have stressed that such a task can only be accomplished through direct partnership and representation of those who are most directly affected. We have also expressed our willingness to work with the company to better identify problematic content, outright hate speech and patterns of anti-Muslim activities that Facebook’s staff may be less intuitively prepared to recognize.
Finally, no matter what steps Facebook takes to reduce the presence of hate groups and foreign actors on its platform, it can’t delete the underlying hate itself, particularly when bigoted users often cast their actions as protected free speech. In addition to combating hate speech, therefore, we also urge social media platforms and our own community to work closely together to better amplify our own voices. Russians and anti-Muslim extremists alike have demonstrated a far more sophisticated understanding of how to use these platforms to spread their messages and create real social impact. We ought to be able to do the same.
Facebook, to its credit, has often demonstrated support for our community. When President Trump unveiled his Muslim ban last year, COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke forcefully against the move, saying that it defied “the heart and values that define the best of our nation.” And in 2015, in the midst of then candidate Trump’s Muslim ban rabble rousing, Zuckerberg wrote directly to Muslims to offer his solidarity and pledged to “fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment.”As Facebook thinks deeply about its future and the responsibility it has to its 2 billion users (both real and fake), we hope its leadership will follow through on their own words and work with us to create a better platform for all.’ https://www.mpac.org/policy-analysis/why-facebooks-future-matters-for-muslims.php
So Zuckerburg’s Facebook is working with Islam to silence those who speak against the “devil”!? For instance, Brigitte Gabriel is the spokesperson for http://www.actforamerica.org/ which states ‘ACT for America showcases the tolerant and patriotic nature of our nation through our diversity, as well as by fostering a healthy dialogue about the most critical threats facing our nation from the perspective of a variety of voices.
While we welcome all who share our beliefs, we never have and never will tolerate any bias, discrimination, or violence against anyone, based on their religion, gender, race, or political persuasion. Freedom to practice one’s religion in peace is afforded to each of us by the U.S. Constitution and we will defend it vigorously.
Through our advocacy and activism, we will continue to address the threat presented by those who seek to destroy our Western way of life through advocating violence or radical religious discrimination through hate groups, such as those represented by movements like radical Islam.’ http://www.actforamerica.org/aboutact
It seems Facebook and most of the social media we use have sold themselves out to the Devil! The Christian’s decision to stay on or get off Facebook may depend on how much the Christian loves their freedom of speech.