Member of Facebook’s Oversight Board: ‘Free Speech Is Not An Absolute Human Right’ (Video)

So much for that whole First Amendment thing.  According to Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a former Prime Minister of Denmark and a current member of Facebook’s Oversight (read, “Censorship”) Board — the same body that upheld a two-year ban of former President Donald Trump — free speech is “not an absolute human right.”

“What we’re trying to find, of course, I think many of us engaging in this conversation, is that middle road. How do you moderate content and how do you find that balance between human rights and free speech, which is a human right, but also other human rights because free speech is not an absolute human right,” she said during a live stream of Politico’s Tech 28 spotlight.

“It has to be balanced with all the human rights and that is what the oversight is there to do,” she added.

Here’s video as posted to Twitter by Politico Europe:

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“Now we have the oversight board which is a completely new invention to do this work and of course, I want to say that I think this is a very very positive new way of doing it,” she said, referring to Facebook’s latest censorship effort.

Writing at The Federalist, Jordan Davidson added:

Thorning-Schmidt previously argued in favor of Facebook’s oversight board colluding with other tech oligarchs to create a mass digital suppression campaign that spreads across all platforms.

“I don’t see the UN coming up with a solution that could work as quickly as the Facebook oversight board and that would have the right funding, the right members and that could take independent decisions that could be respected by the social media companies,” she said in May. “We are set up for other companies to join in the future.”

Just this week, the U.S. Surgeon General unveiled guidance pressuring tech giants to punish any COVID-19 dissidents guilty of spreading what they label as “misinformation” with excess censorship and surveillance.

Naturally, quite a few on Twitter had something to say about this.

Good question. Don’t ever expect an answer, though.

It’s all spelled out right there in something called the First Amendment.

Indeed, it should terrify anyone with more than two fully functioning brain cells.  Liberals, however, seem to be just fine with this kind of authoritarianism.



Twitchy reminds us this comes on the heels of news that the Biden Regime is now working with Facebook, flagging COVID posts for censorship it doesn’t like.

Welcome to “1984,” America.

No wonder Trump is suing Facebook, along with Twitter and Google.  This, by the way, is just one of the reasons I refer to this cabal as the “Silicon Valley Axis of Evil.

By the way, American-Israeli Adina Kutnicki and I warned about this type of totalitarianism in our groundbreaking 2016 book, “Banned: How Facebook Enables Militant Islamic Jihad,” available at Amazon.


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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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