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Facebook: Saying there are two genders violates community standards, earns user 30-day ban

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How bad are things on Facebook?  As my colleague Jeff Dunetz noted over at the Media Research Center, the media is focusing on Facebook’s Trending Topics issue but ignoring the real problems with the social media giant. What many aren’t hearing about are the numerous stories of abuse and insane bans meted out to many users.

Consider this.  One user, who asked to remain anonymous, said Tuesday he was given a 30-day ban for a graphic declaring that there are two genders — male and female.

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Here’s the picture in question:

xxxyAccording to Facebook, this violates their community standards.

How is that possible?  Good question.  Apparently, Facebook is so liberal that it now rejects science and banishes anyone who disagrees.

On Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to meet with a group of conservatives including Glenn Beck and S.E. Cupp to discuss Trending Topics.

That’s all well and good, but what about nonsense like this?  Who will stand for the average conservative?  Anyone?

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, and chances are it won’t be the last.

As a final note, I, along with Adina Kutnicki, an investigative journalist based in Israel, are putting the final touches on a book about the social media giant and what it enables.  That book is tentatively set to be published this fall.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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