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RUSSIA Fines Facebook (aka META) and TikTok for Promoting “LGBT Propaganda”

A Russian court on Tuesday hit Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta and video platform TikTok with fines for refusing to take down LBGT content.

Via The Economic Times of India:

In separate hearings, a Moscow court ordered Meta to pay four million rubles (S$74,000) and TikTok 2 million rubles for failing to delete content with LGBT “propaganda”, news agency Interfax reported. Since the start of Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine, Russia has ramped up pressure on social networks, banning Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

I know what many of you are thinking: Will that offset the money Russia sent Zuckerbeast to allow their disinformation?

Who knows but in the meanwhile.

HEY RUSSIA! FINE ME!

Slate on Twitter: "Enough with the Trump-Putin gay lovers meme:  https://t.co/pc2A8R4oYh https://t.co/qIr33gElcc" / Twitter
Facebook Refuses To Remove Ads Promoting Misinformation About HIV Prevention Drugs

Facebook Refuses To Remove Ads Promoting Misinformation About HIV Prevention Drugs

Facebook feeds have been inundated with misleading ads containing false information about HIV prevention and LGBT advocates, are saying that the tone-deaf tech giant’s refusal to remove the content is creating a public-health crisis.

The paid ads have been viewed millions of times in recent months, They’ve scared patients, potentially those who may be most at risk of contracting HIV, out of taking preventative drugs, known as PrEP, even though health officials and federal regulators have said they are safe.

The ads many of which have been purchased by personal-injury lawyers allege in lawsuits that HIV medications, such as Truvada, actually threaten patients with serious side effects. LGBT groups that work with Facebook say the ads are “false” and have urged Facebook for months to take them down— and Facebook refuses stating that the ads do not violate its policies.

“We value our work with LGBT groups and constantly seek their input,” said Facebook spokeswoman Devon Kearns said in a statement. “While these ads do not violate our ad policies nor have they been rated false by third-party fact-checkers, we’re always examining ways to improve and help these key groups better understand how we apply our policies.”

Demetre Daskalakis, the deputy commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the ads, which he has seen on his own Facebook feed, threaten to undo years of work to promote a drug that can cut down on the transmission of HIV and potentially save lives.

“I still see patients,” Daskalakis said. “Four of my seven PrEP patients came in and said, ‘How could you be putting me on this medication that’s so unsafe? My Instagram ads say so.’”

Despite the fact that health officials and federal regulators have said that the HIV prevention drugs are safe personal-injury lawyers claiming to represent thousands of HIV patients say the data actually are on their side — and that they have a role in informing patients about the risks in medication.

“These Facebook ads provide a service to let them know there are options available for them now,” said Robert Jenner, the co-lead counsel in the consolidated lawsuit.

Cincinnati ER Nurse Resigns After Posting Abusive Anti-LGBT Rant On Facebook

Cincinnati ER Nurse Resigns After Posting Abusive Anti-LGBT Rant On Facebook

A Cincinatti, Ohio emergency room nurse has “resigned” after having a transphobic, homophobic meltdown on Facebook over Procter & Gamble removing the female “Venus” symbol from its packaging on its ‘Always’ menstrual products last week

Cindy Carter, who worked for Tri-Health posted the following on Facebook:

Fuck ‘Always.’ This country has gone to complete shit,”

Why do certain applications ask for LEGAL SEX … you’re either male or female. There’s no fucking in between. Jesus people – get your heads on straight. Grab a mirror – it’s easy. You either have a dick or you don’t.

I swear, these fucking cock sucking homos think that they deserve everything. And the confused woman are just as bad. Men need to be men. Women need to be women. Stop the stupid ass ‘man buns’ and man you buns up to do some hard labor.”

Tri-Health a major Cincinnati health provider, opened an investigation on the allegations after openly gay Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach shared a screenshot of the post on his Twitter account.

“Cindy Carter is a nurse at @TriHealth. As an LGBTQ+ person, I don’t feel comfortable using their services until I know Mrs. Carter would never treat me,” he wrote. “Until TriHealth terminates the employment of Carter, I will not be using their services,” he concluded adding the hashtag #BoycottTriHealth.

On Thursday, TriHealth CEO Mark Clement released a statement saying that the investigation was over, “because the individual involved in this matter “voluntarily” resigned her position.” and went on to say that the company, which employs roughly 11,500 individuals, does not “condone these derogatory comments made about LGBTQ community members.”

EXPOSED: Facebook Has Made Millions of Dollars by Promoting Over 36 Hate Groups’ Content

EXPOSED: Facebook Has Made Millions of Dollars by Promoting Over 36 Hate Groups’ Content

Alex Cox of Sludge.com has exposed that Facebook has taken in nearly $1.6 million from hate groups since mid-2018 despite company’s supposed policy of banning hate speech.

Sludge’s review of Facebook ad data found that at least 38 hate groups and hate figures, or their political campaigns, paid Facebook nearly $1.6 million to run 4,921 sponsored ads. Some ads call undocumented immigration an “invasion.” Others claim that LGBT people are “evil.”

Via Sludge:

Close to $960,000 of Facebook ad revenue came from anti-immigrant groups, and $542,000 was spent by anti-LGBTQ groups. Anti-Muslim groups spent close to $70,000 on ads, although plenty of anti-immigrant groups are also anti-Muslim.

Because Facebook only began publishing ad information in mid-2018, the company has surely made multiple millions from these groups’ advertisements over time. The top spenders since then are the anti-immigrant Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR, which spent $910,000 on Facebook ads), the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom ($392,000), the anti-LGBT Family Research Council ($107,000, including ads worth $6,850 that it bought for its president Tony Perkins’ page), the anti-Muslim Clarion Project ($55,000), the anti-LGBTQ Illinois Family Institute ($33,000), and the anti-immigrant Californians for Population Stabilization ($20,000).

“This is an astounding amount of money that’s been allowed to be spent by hate groups,” Keegan Hankes, research director of the Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project. “It reaches a lot of people with some very toxic ideologies. Obviously that’s incredibly worrisome, if not a little unsurprising given Facebook’s track record specifically around these ideologies.” 

Interestingly Facebook which has a zero tolerance policy on what it deems as “obscene” photographs banned the discussion of sexual preferences and positions, labeling it as “sexual solicitation,” last year. LGBT-themed ads were also being blocked and flagged as “political” last year due to a new advertising policy.

You can read the entire article HERE

American Airlines and Others Companies Under Fire For Donating to Anti-LGBT Republicans

American Airlines and Others Companies Under Fire For Donating to Anti-LGBT Republicans

A new social media campaign called Zero for Zeros is taking on the hypocrisy of American Airlines, Google, Facebook and other companies whose PACs have donated to anti-gay Republican lawmakers .

Take for example Republican Senator Ted Cruz who has received campaign contributions in the amounts of $18,500 from Google, $16,000 from American Airlines, $15,000 from Microsoft and $2,000 from Amazon since 2012, according to Federal Election Commission records.

“These companies are some of the most well-known companies throughout the world and they support LGBT equality in many ways,” Lane Hudson, Zero for Zeros campaign manager, said in a statement. “Their political contributions to the most anti-gay members of Congress do not reflect the values they have expressed to their employees and the public.”

All five of the companies mentioned above have received a score of 100 on the useless 2019 Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index, which rates workplaces on LGBT equality. The Zero for Zeros campaign argues that given their high scores and apparent sensitivity to such issues, they should stop donating to lawmakers who don’t strongly support LGBT rights.

Anti-gay GOP Reps. Bill Flores, Pete Olson, Randy Weber, Brian Babin and racist extremist Louie Gohmert. have also received donations from PACs for American, AT&T, Microsoft, Amazon or other major employers.

Gohmert, the worst of the bunch has received $10,500 from American Airlines, $32,000 from AT&T, $7,000 from Microsoft and $4,000 from UPS since 2005.

Library Cancels LGBT Prom After ‘Activist Mommy’ Launches Anti-Gay ‘Perversion’ Attack Campaign Using Facebook

Library Cancels LGBT Prom After ‘Activist Mommy’ Launches Anti-Gay ‘Perversion’ Attack Campaign Using Facebook

The Florida Times-Union reports:

Beatrice Palmer cleared her schedule for Friday evening. Among a typical busy week of drag gigs, she planned to make an appearance at a prom night before her next show. The local drag entertainer and producer wanted to be there for the 100 teenagers who signed up to attend the Storybook Pride Prom at Riverside’s Willowbranch Library dressed as their favorite book characters or in drag Friday night.

After the Jacksonville Public Library canceled the night of music, dancing and costumes Monday morning, Palmer wants to reschedule the event. The decision came Monday morning after the library received hundreds of phone calls supporting and protesting the Storybook Pride Prom. Hundreds commented on and shared the library’s Facebook post canceling the dance to express their disappointment.

Elizabeth Johnston, a popular blogger and author who goes by “The Activist Mommy,” asked her hundreds of thousands of Facebook followers in a post Friday to call Willow branch and “express your disgust that this perversion is taking place in a taxpayer funded library.” Johnston did not return the Times-Union’s request for comment before publication.

Johnson used Facebook as a major tool in her attack by doxing the library and publishing its phone number . Facebook would not respond or remove the reported posts from Back2Stonewall. Harassment, bullying, and hate speech are all against Facebook’s terms of service.

Said Johnson:

Christians have been complacent, tolerant, and silent for far too long. If you love the citizens of our nation, if you love the children and the drag queens and the gay pride dancers, then you will fight for a world where this sin is no longer promoted.

Today In Anti-LGBT Propaganda: FRC's Tony Perkins: Trump's Gay Ambassador Might Interfere With Countries That Put Gays To Death

WTF?! – Facebook Asked FRC President Tony Perkins For Hate Speech Advice

Facebook asked LGBT hate group leader with white supremacist ties Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council for advice on hate speech.

Media Matters reports:

In efforts to appease fits of manufactured conservative rage over the moderation of hateful content on social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter have relied on the advice of anti-LGBTQ extremists and far-right grifters “to help them figure out who should be banned and what’s considered unacceptable.”

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook sought out the advice of right-wing groups including extremists like the virulently anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council (FRC) and its president, Tony Perkins. Perkins has compared same-sex marriage to incest, blamed marriage equality and abortion for a destructive hurricane, and called pedophilia a “homosexual problem.”

He is clearly not equipped to be an arbitrator on content that oppresses, harassed, and erases minorities. Perkins, along with FRC, has actively opposed LGBTQ equality around the world, supporting a law in Uganda that could have punished “repeat offenders” of same-sex sexual activity with the death penalty, and collaborating with a hate group that worked to pass Russia’s “gay propaganda” law. Domestically, Perkins also called for the State Department to stop supporting LGBTQ rights after President Donald Trump was elected.

As if the LGBT community needed another reason to hate Facebook.

Facebook Updates Content Policy to Bans Talk of Sex, Innuendo, Sexual Roles, and Erotic Art

Facebook Updates Content Policy to Bans Talk of Sex, Innuendo, Sexual Roles, and Erotic Art

Gird your loins boys.  Facebook is quietly updating its content-moderation policies to crack down on implicit mentions of sex.

Facebook will now “restrict sexually explicit language”—because “some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content”—as well as talk about “partners who share sexual interests,” art featuring people posed provocatively, “sexualized slang,” and any “hints” or mentions of sexual “positions or fetish scenarios.”

Facebook added the new “sexual solicitation” policy on Oct. 15. But it was only on Wednesday when internet users began to take notice. and claims it was implemented because of “conversations with our content reviewers, who told us that the sexual exploitation policy did not adequately distinguish between exploitation.”

The newly added rules of what is forbidden are as follows:

Attempts to coordinate or recruit for adult sexual activities such as filmed sexual activities, pornographic activities and erotic dances or massages

Explicit sexual solicitation, which is defined as offering or asking for sex or sexual partners, sex chats or conversations and nude images

Implicit sexual solicitation, which is defined as mention of a sexual act along with at least one of the following suggestive elements:
> Vague suggestive statements such as “looking for a good time tonight”
> Sexualised slang
> Sexual hints such as mention of sexual roles, positions or fetish scenarios
> Content (hand-drawn, digital or real-world art) that may depict explicit sexual activity or suggestively posed person(s).

Offers or requests for other adult activities, such as commercial pornography or partners who share sexual fetish interests.

Content that engages in explicit sexual solicitation by, including but not limited to the following, offering or asking for:
> Sex or sexual partners
> Sex chat or conversations
> Nude images

Content that offers or asks for other adult activities such as:
> Commercial pornography
> Partners who share fetish or sexual interests

Sexually explicit language that adds details and goes beyond mere naming or mentioning of:
> A state of sexual arousal (wetness or erection)
> An act of sexual intercourse (sexual penetration, self-pleasuring or exercising fetish scenarios.

The news comes after Tumblr’s recent decision to start banning pornography later this month.

Twitter FINALLY Bans Anti-LGBT Activist “Porno Pete” LaBarbera After Decades of Complaints.

Facebook Deletes “Porno Pete” LaBarbera’s Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) Gay Hate Page

Hands are wringing and teeth are gnashing at extremist right-wing websites like LifeSiteNews over the fact that Facebook had deleted hate group leader “Porno “Pete” Peter LaBarbera’s  ” Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH)  for using “hate speech”.

According to LifeSiteNews: “AFTAH is dedicated to “apply[ing] the same single-minded determination to opposing the radical homosexual agenda and standing for God-ordained sexuality and the natural family as countless homosexual groups do in promoting their harmful agenda.”

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center:  Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) was formed by long-time gay-basher Peter LaBarbera, who reorganized it in 2006 as a much more serious and influential, if often vicious, operation In 2007, LaBarbera claimed there was “a disproportionate incidence of pedophilia” among gay men — yet another false assertion. The same year, he posted an open letter to the Lithuanian people from long-time gay-basher Scott Lively, who has made a series of false claims about gays running the German Nazi Party.”

LaBarbera is also famous for going “undercover” and drooling and reporting on the naked men and  the “sinful and perverse” homosexual activity that takes place at the event.

On Sunday, Facebook took down AFTAH’s Facebook page entirely, leaving only a “Page Not Found” message in its place.

“Your Page has been unpublished for using hate speech, which goes against the Facebook Community Standards. Facebook “allow[s] individuals to speak freely,” but “take[s] action on reports of verbal abuse directed at individuals.”

 

LaBarbera took to Twitter Monday to display his displeasure:

Yesterday the cowardly yet proficient anti-#conservatives at @Facebook took down (“unpublished”) AFTAH’s FB page, citing violations of their (spurious) #hatestandards. We are appealing: pic.twitter.com/ptWsYOroYe

— Peter LaBarbera (@PeterLaBarbera) November 19, 2018

Last month, Twitter temporarily locked LaBarbera out of his account over a 2016 tweet describing sodomy as a “sin” that “spreads disease.”

Porno Pete is appealing Facebook’s latest ruling, which he histrionically calls “beyond Orwellian.”

 

Thousands of Facebook Userd Banned After Posting Burt Reynolds Cosmo Centerfold. Including Me!

Thousands Blocked By Facebook After Posting Burt Reynolds Cosmo Centerfold, Including Me!

When news broke yesterday that movie star Burt Reynolds passed away at the age of 82, many people rushed to Facebook to pay their respects—and some by posting Reynolds’s famous Cosmopolitan magazine centerfold picture including myself.

Well Facebook which seems to have no problem with hate groups and anti-LGBT pastors posting some serious demented propaganda found the iconic images of Reynolds sprawled on a bear-skin rug with his gentials covered may I add that  may passed muster back in 1972 when he appeared in Helen Gurley Brown’s magazine, but they were too much for the pearl-clutching, nit picking FB community standards of today.

The image was repeatedly flagged, according to social media reports. The postings were pulled and account holders were notified that they were violating Facebook’s very high standards. And not all were treated the same.  Some just had the pictures removed. Others like myself have been banned for a number of days. And a few have their accounts disabled.

 

So @facebook just permanently disabled my account and has marked it for deletion because I posted Burt Reynold’s Cosmo centerfold pic.

— Jill Blake (@biscuitkitten) September 6, 2018

My wife posted the Burt Reynolds Playgirl centerfold on Facebook and they took it down because it didn’t meet their community guidelines. This is a great victory for Burt, considering the image is 40 years old.

— MZS (@mattzollerseitz) September 6, 2018

Boy, Facebook really has that Burt Reynolds image dialled in on their content systems… This took like 30 seconds.pic.twitter.com/hbzIX1ykDx

— Dylan Reeve (@DylanReeve) September 6, 2018

Facebook just removed my post about Burt Reynolds, because it says that a photo from 1972 violates its Community Standards in 2018.pic.twitter.com/xAMWeWg3WM

— Jelisa Castrodale (@gordonshumway) September 6, 2018

According to @facebook, the photo of Burt Reynolds’s Cosmo centerfold, which hints at but shows NO nudity, flies in the face of its “community standards.”

Really, FB?

You are the dumbest social media site on the planet.

— Lynn Comella (@LynnComella) September 7, 2018

Raise your hand if you got a Burt Reynolds photo pulled from Facebook today ????

— colin dana (@cocolaintraffik) September 6, 2018

From: Facebook’s Community Standards Page

14. Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity

Policy Rationale…

We restrict the display of nudity or sexual activity because some people in our community may be sensitive to this type of content. Additionally, we default to removing sexual imagery to prevent the sharing of non-consensual or underage content. Restrictions on the display of sexual activity also apply to digitally created content unless it is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes.

Our nudity policies have become more nuanced over time. We understand that nudity can be shared for a variety of reasons, including as a form of protest, to raise awareness about a cause, or for educational or medical reasons. Where such intent is clear, we make allowances for the content. For example, while we restrict some images of female breasts that include the nipple, we allow other images, including those depicting acts of protest, women actively engaged in breast-feeding, and photos of post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures.

Do not post:

Images of:

Real nude adults, where nudity is defined as
Visible genitalia except in the context of birth giving and after-birth moments or health-related situations (for example, gender confirmation surgery, genitalia self-examination for cancer or disease prevention/assessment)
Visible anus and/or fully nude close-ups of buttocks unless photoshopped on a public figure
Uncovered female nipples except in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations (for example, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness or gender confirmation surgery) or an act of protest
Sexual activity, including
Sexual intercourse
Explicit sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, where at least one person’s genitals are nude
Implied sexual intercourse, defined as mouth or genitals entering or in contact with another person’s genitals or anus, even when the contact is not directly visible, except in cases of a sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction
Implied stimulation of genitalia/anus, defined as stimulating genitalia/anus or inserting objects into genitalia/anus, even when the activity is not directly visible, except in cases of sexual health context, advertisements, and recognized fictional images or with indicators of fiction
Other sexual activities including (but not limited to)
Erections
Presence of by-products of sexual activity
Stimulating genitals or anus, even if above or under clothing
Use of sex toys, even if above or under clothing
Stimulation of naked human nipples
Squeezing naked female breast except in breastfeeding context
Fetish content that involves
Acts that are likely to lead to the death of a person or animal
Dismemberment
Cannibalism
Feces, urine, spit, snot, menstruation, or vomit
Digital content that meets our definition of sexual activity unless any of the following conditions exist

Content was posted in a satirical or humorous context
Content was posted in an educational or scientific context
Imagery is not sufficiently detailed and only body shapes or contours are visible
Content meets the definition of implied sexual activity.
Sexually explicit language, defined as description that goes beyond mere mention of

A state of sexual arousal
An act of sexual intercourse or sexual activity, unless posted in an attempt at humor or satire, or is educational in nature.

A Facebook spokesperson apologized last Friday and said the posts were incorrectly removed because of automation that flags nudity. Facebook was working to restore the images, which it did. But they left the bans and removals in place despite numerous attempts from this website and many others to rectify the issue.