On Tuesday, the European Union (EU) announced a new online speech code to be enforced by four major tech companies, including Facebook and YouTube and on Wednesday, Facebook deleted the account of Ingrid Carlqvist, Gatestone’s Swedish expert who has been reporting on the Muslim crime and rapes against Swedish women in Sweden.
The Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank reported through email and stated that her account was deleted because Ingrid had posted their latest video to her Facebook feed called, called “Sweden’s Migrant Rape Epidemic.”
The Gatestone Institute reported that it is a video version of this research paper that they had published last year and that the video has gone viral and has had more than 80,000 views in its first two days after production.
The Gatestone Institute said, “However, the EU is quite candid as it is applying a political lens to their censorship, and it now has teams of political informants with the Orwellian title of “trusted reporters” to report any cases of “xenophobia” or “hate speech” to Facebook for immediate deletion.”
The video profiles of how Sweden was a low-crime and a peaceful nation who allowed Muslim refugees into their nation as a sign of good will only to watch its nation become the second highest number of rapes, only after Lesotho.
“It’s political censorship. It’s outrageous… and it’s contrary to our western values of free speech, political freedom and the separation of mosque and state, “the Institute said. “ But in another way, it’s a tremendous compliment as the world’s censors think that Gatestone Institute’s work is important enough and persuasive enough that it needs to be silenced.”
The Gatestone Institute continued and said, “Well, not if we have anything to say about it. We raised such a ruckus about this attack that the Swedish media started reporting on Facebook’s heavy-handed censorship. It backfired, and Facebook went into damage-control mode. They put Ingrid’s account back up — without any explanation or apology. Ironically, their censorship only gave Ingrid’s video more attention.”
“Facebook and the EU have backed down… for today. But they’re deadly serious about stopping ideas they don’t like. They’ll be back.”
[Editor’s note: Be watching for a new book by Joe Newby and Adina Kutnicki that details how the social media giant enables militant Islamic jihad. That book is set to be published this fall. More on that here.]
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