Facebook whitewashes Vietnam war atrocities


Vietnamese children injured after napalm attack, AP photo

This 8 June 1972 photo shows children wounded by napalm bombs fleeing during the Vietnam war. Among them then 9-year-old Kim Phuc. Ms Kim Phuc, an adult woman now, still hurts from the napalm injuries which United States warplanes flown by the Saigon puppet regime then inflicted on her.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Norwegian newspaper after removal of Vietnam photo: Facebook abused power

Today, 10:38

The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has criticized Facebook sharply. In an open letter to their CEO Mark Zuckerberg, chief editor Espen Egil Hansen says that the platform has abused its power. Following the removal of a famous photo from the Vietnam war. Aftenposten is one of the largest newspapers in Norway.

The photo was used by the Norwegian writer Tom Egeland, in a story about iconic war photos. The newspaper reported this story on Facebook. On Wednesday, Facebook told Aftenposten that it would delete the photo.

Then that deletion happened within 24 hours and before the chief editor could respond, he writes. The image was removed according to Hansen because it showed a naked girl, Kim Phuc. When Egeland responded on Facebook to the deletion the platform decided to make it impossible for the writer to post any messages, says Hansen.

“This is serious”

“Listen, Mark,” Hansen writes. “This is serious. First you decide to make no distinction between child pornography and famous war photos and apply your rules without thinking properly. Then you censor criticism and debate about the decision and also punish critics.”

Hansen calls Zuckerberg the most powerful editor of the world. “I am convinced that you abused your power”, says Hansen. “I also think you have thought insufficiently.” Hansen also points to the role of the media in the Vietnam War: they made sure Americans did not get to see the true face of the conflict.

The Norwegian editor asks Zuckerberg what he will do if again terrible images turn up.

Guidelines

Hansen is not the first person criticizing Facebook’s policies. The platform often removes photographs and critics say that is against freedom of expression. Known in the Netherlands is an example of cartoonist Ruben L. Oppenheimer. A drawing by him was removed and then put back.

The guidelines of Facebook say that pictures of naked people will be removed.

Including on famous ancient paintings. Somewhat like Rupert Murdoch and Silvio Berlusconi.

The company always says they do that based on reports from users. The decision to remove a photograph is then taken by an employee of the company. In the case of the Vietnam picture this is startling, because this is a very famous photograph which has been published worldwide on countless occasions.

One of many reasons why I am not on Facebook, including this one and this one and this one, etc.

Meanwhile, eg, the Dutch neonazis of the Nederlandse Volksunie are welcome to spew their racist hatred on Facebook.

Turkish government attacks terrorists … whoops, teachers


This video says about itself:

Turkish weapons ‘heading to end in ISIS hands’: RT speaks to Cumhuriyet journalists

1 December 2015

Anger over the arrest of two prominent journalists is gathering steam in Turkey. Police used pepper spray to push back protesters in Ankara rallying in their support… while in Istanbul, hundreds also gathered outside the newspaper’s headquarters in a show of solidarity.

In September 2015, the Egyptian military dictatorship killed twelve terroristswhoops-a-daisy, they turned out to be Mexican tourists.

Maybe Tony Blair, extremely well-paid adviser to the Sisi dictatorship in Egypt, has advised the Egyptian regime to have a very broad definition of who is a ‘terrorist’? Just like when Mr Blair was still Prime Minister of Britain? After all, the words ‘terrorist’ and ‘tourist’ both have the letters t, r, s and i. [sarcasm off]

Also in September 2015, Dutch police arrested a terrorist … whoops-a-daisy, he was a homeless teenager. However, that teenager looked like a Muslim, and according to racists all Muslims are terroristsNOT!

Now, on to 1 September 2016. Dutch police in a supermarket in Medemblik town have arrested two terrorists … whoops-a-daisy, they were tourists.

Now, on to today. The Turkish government has suspended 11,500 teachers. This comes after the thousands of teachers already suspended for supposed links to the Gülen movement, spuriously accused of complicity in the recent military coup attempt in Turkey (even the most ham-fisted coup plotting army colonel will not involve thousands of teachers in his putsch plans).

This new wave of suspensions of teachers is not about the Gülen movement, but about teachers suspected of sympathy for the leftist HDP opposition party and Turkish and Syrian Kurdish parties. This makes those teachers ‘terrorists’ according to Turkish President Erdogan. While the Turkish and Syrian Kurds are the only effective opponent of the real terrorists, ISIS.

After all, the words ‘terrorist’ and ‘teacher’ both have the letters t, e, and r. [sarcasm off]

Brazilian coup regime attacks free spech


This video says about itself:

4 September 2016

Massive clashes erupted on the streets of São Paulo on Sunday, as thousands of people protested against the newly appointed President Michel Temer and decried the Senate vote, 61-20, in favour of removing former leader Dilma Rousseff from office.

Police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons to disperse the crowds. A group of protesters burned a coffin with a photo of Michel Temer. Several injuries as well as arrests were reported.

By James Tweedie:

Police tear into anti-coup protest in São Paulo

Tuesday 6th September 2016

POLICE attacked protesters in Brazil’s São Paulo on Sunday after they gathered to demonstrate against last week’s legislative coup against former president Dilma Rousseff.

Some 100,000 people had gathered in Brazil’s biggest city in the fifth such protest in the six days since the Workers Party leader was deposed by a senate vote.

They demanded presumptive president Michel Temer resign and for a snap election to replace him.

A similar protest was held on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana promenade.

Local media reported that 29 secondary school pupils were arrested before they even arrived at the Sao Paulo rally.

The protest was peaceful until demonstrators began heading home towards the nearest metro station, where military police turned on them with tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon.

The Public Safety Department claimed a group became violent, destroying turnstiles and throwing stones at riot police.

But metro operating firm ViaQuarto denied that, while an El Pais reporter on the scene said there was no vandalism until the police began to attack the crowd.

Officers then rampaged through the streets outside the station, attacking BBC correspondent Felipe Souza despite him identifying himself as a journalist.

In a video posted on social media, Mr Souza said he suffered blows to his hand, leg, arms, and body.

Mr Temer, speaking from the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, tried to pin blame on the protesters. “Causing destruction is a crime. That’s not a demonstration,” he said.

This 5 September 2016 is about Brazilian police attacking BBC correspondent Felipe Souza.

Badger, hedgehog feeding together


This video from England is called Badger Bert and Mr Big The Hedgehog Feeding Together Early Hours 8/8/2016.

Shows once again how disgusting the Rupert Murdoch media are: they advocate killing badgers. Supposedly because badgers kill hedgehogs (which only happens very rarely).